Apple trees in northern Itasca County

Asked November 11, 2015, 8:43 AM EST

I live in northern Itasca County and would like to plant apple trees for consumption and wildlife. I have a heavy clay soil and trees will be planted in full sun. Soil seems to support spruce trees, wiilows, and poplar well. I am far enough north that a harsh winter could almost push me into a zone 2. What kind of apple trees/ fruit trees should I look at planting?

Itasca County Minnesota

1 Response

The following University of Minnesota bulletin lists some apple varieties that might work for you:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/apples-for-minnesota-and-their-culinary-uses/

Others to consider are Duchess of Oldenburg,Norkent, Norda and Parkland.

Go here for a discussion of fruit bearing trees other than apples that can be grown in Zones 2-3.

http://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/fruit-trees-for-zone-2-3.4327/