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