Pest and disease resistance fruit/nut trees that do well in Mist, OR

Asked February 25, 2016, 6:31 PM EST

Greetings, If possible, could you please recommend specific varieties fruit/nut trees that are pest and disease resistant that will grow in Mist, OR. Elevation about 500 feet. We are most interested in pear, apple, filbert, and fig trees.

Columbia County Oregon

1 Response

“Grow fruit trees with confidence the low-input way” emphasizes the need to choose the most reliable, least-demanding fruits for your region. Local vendors generally know which trees do best in their region; so, ask for their opinions. (http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/2016/02/grow-fruit-trees-confidence-low-input-way)

Two publications will be especially helpful before you go shopping:

- “Growing Tree Fruits and Nuts in the Home Orchard” provides a thorough overview of growing trees in our region. Of the 4 regions discussed in this publication, you are in Area l. A fig tree is most likely to thrive if you plant it in a sunny, somewhat protected site. (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec819)

- “Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard” describes the annual pruning required for well-adapted fruit trees to be at their most productive. (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw400)

After you’ve reviewed the above information, you may be able to refine your choices by speaking with the Columbia County Extension Service Office, 503-397-3462. (http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/)