Are you dreaming of a backyard orchard or food forest but think that because you’re in zone 2 or 3 you’re restricted to crab apples? Absolutely not! Here are 28 hardy fruits you can grow in zones 2-3.
Hardy Fruit Growing Tips
Most fruit trees require at least two of the same tree to pollinate and bear fruit. If you live in an urban centre and your neighbour has an apple tree, that could count as your second apple tree, as long as it blooms around the same time.
If the tag says self-pollinating, you can just buy one.
Most fruit trees, except the Nanking cherry, require full sun. Full sun means at least 6 (but preferably more) hours of direct sun a day.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.