What Fruit tree and Berry Varieties are recommended for Milton Freewater area?

Asked September 26, 2020, 8:17 PM EDT

I have recently purchased a home in Milton Freewater and would like to start growing a garden and home fruit production. Do you have any guides that cover the choices of varieties most likely to be successful in this zone. Thank you,

Umatilla County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. We appear to have no experts on the AaE panel available to help you with your search. I did find a study from 1999 listing the current, recommended and not recommended fruits for your region: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/cropmap/oregon/crop/east-smfrt.html#Recommended

I sent an email to Professor Finn, and then learned he died December 17, 2019, so he is no longer a resource. Here is another more generalized description of the environmental conditions that need to be considered when choosing fruit and berry plants in your area: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/berries-fruit/fruit-tree-site-considerations I would suggest you contact the Extension office, where staff may be aware of other resources to help you: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla

Good luck!