Kārlis Taurenis wrote:Thanks everyone for increasing the input! All very useful...
So much so that I'm thinking of collecting data to map what is possible to grow, where, with climate data for each location.
Steve, can you tell exactly where in Maine you are? I'm interested you can grow both Elaeagnus species in such a cold location!
I planted some Elaeagnus umbellata here last year. Aronia and Amelanchier are 'invaders' from Canada, but seem to like it here, even naturalising in the understorey.
I've found that here things actually ripen much better in the understorey here than in the UK due to the increased hours of sunshine - here we get an average of around 11 hours per day in June, compared to just 7 or so in much of the UK.
If others would like to chime in with what they can grow in their notherly-ish locality, it would all contribute to wealth of data for us all to learn from.
Thanks again ! :) im in the northern most tip of Maine on the Canadian border with New Brunswick. we get 18hrs of sun in location. my goumi / autumn olive has done well here except very cold winters it freezes to the snow line but it quickly sends out new branches and fruits the following year. same with mulberry which is ok as nature prunes it for me. ;) this winter we actually went to -45c which is unusually cold. we haven't seen it that cold since 08'-09' winter where it hit -50c which was a all time record for Maine. luckily we had alot of snow this winter but im expecting some damage on z4 hardy trees here. id love to visit your country. i had a work study student from Lithuania at the University. he started a restaurant in Vilnius and invited me to come visit. i used to bring him ice fishing with me. hell of a nice guy that loved Jim Beam whiskey. ;)
Kārlis Taurenis wrote:Hey everyone,
In good years we can grow peaches here. So I'm wondering about some other options:
Persimmons - Even D.Kaki can be grown in Northern Japan where winters are colder than here.