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I just ordered a bunch of fruit tree seeds....

 
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I just ordered a long list of fruit tree seeds, that I intend to give to my wife for her birthday. (Her birthday is in about a month, and every one of these seeds need to be planted prior to first frost in the fall in order to germinate in the spring)

But I know that just a random arrangement of fruit trees does not a food forest make.

I ordered 25 each of the following seeds...
    Blue Elderberry
   Common Apple
   Date Plum Persimmon
   American Red Plum
   Kiwi Fruit
   Common PawPaw
   Manchurian Apricot
   Sweet Cherry
   Black Chokecherry
   Black Cherry

So what I'm asking for here is, what else should I be planting with these fruit trees?  Or should I wait until the seedlings are one or two years old before I plant anything around them?  I don't know enough about fruit tree guilds to make a plan, and I'd like some advice from those who may have already done something like this.
 
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I bought most of my tree seeds fro this website since it is reasonably priced and they a really nice collection of fruit/nut trees.

If your not allergic to nuts I recommend the heartnut tree, nut only is is it adorable but apparently, 1 tree is worth 1000 conifer trees for pulling carbon out of the air, so you can pat yourself on the back for helping save the world.

https://www.incredibleseeds.ca/products/heart-nut-tree-seeds

If you're interested in buying gardening seeds from them you should buy as soon as their catalogue comes out as they sell out before you can blink your eyes.
 
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Hi Creighton, what hardiness zone are you in and how would you describe your soil?  (moist/dry, wet/well drained, sand/clay/fertile loam, etc.)
Also, where did you order them from?  Thanks.
 
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If anyone has a few heartnut seeds to sell or trade for comfrey, please send me a message.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Hi Creighton, what hardiness zone are you in and how would you describe your soil?  (moist/dry, wet/well drained, sand/clay/fertile loam, etc.)
Also, where did you order them from?  Thanks.



I'm zone 6.  My soil varies; but most of the area that I'm looking at is well drained, but in a fairly rainy region.  I ordered them from Treeseeds.com.
 
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Thanks Creighton.  I was thinking that you might like to add a few dispersed nitrogen fixers like goumi.  They do great for me in zone 5 and can handle little direct light while pumping out nitrogen and tasty berries.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Thanks Creighton.  I was thinking that you might like to add a few dispersed nitrogen fixers like goumi.  They do great for me in zone 5 and can handle little direct light while pumping out nitrogen and tasty berries.



I don't know what goumi is, do you have a link for a seed source?
 
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Creighton Samuels wrote:

Greg Martin wrote:Thanks Creighton.  I was thinking that you might like to add a few dispersed nitrogen fixers like goumi.  They do great for me in zone 5 and can handle little direct light while pumping out nitrogen and tasty berries.



I don't know what goumi is, do you have a link for a seed source?



Hmmm....some one must sell them.  I know Oikos sells seedlings, but not sure about seeds.  Not sure about germination rates from my bush Creighton, but drop me a PM with your address and I'll clean some off for you and send them over if you'd like.
 
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