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Zone 7A Fruit Tree suggestions???

 
Jim Grieco
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Hello,

I did a search but did not find an answer. Sorry if this topic is elsewhere. Please point me in the right direction

We live in NW Arizona. Elevation is around 6000'', average rain is 10" and snow around 14". Rain is mostly from summer monsoons. Winters can get down to -10f but does not stay there for long periods of time.
We would like to plant a small fruit orchard. Any suggestions for types of fruit and when we can plant, based on our location? We also are having a pond dug with hopes of using this for irrigation. However pond is filled from rain not water table so it might be a bust. Worst case we will supplement with additional water if needed on top of monsoons.

Thanks!
 
Ludger Merkens
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Try a search at http://www.pfaf.org/

You will get a list of plants to start with. Result will look something like this:

LatinNameCommonNameHabitHardinessMoistureEdibilityRatingMedicinalRating
Berberis aristataChitra, Indian Barberry or Tree TurmericShrub6DM43
Sorbus torminalisWild Service TreeTree6M40
Prunus pseudocerasusCambridge CherryShrub6M41
Prunus angustifolia watsoniiSand PlumShrub6M41
Rubus trivialisSouthern DewberryShrub6M41
Mespilus germanicaMedlarTree6M41
Ribes maximowiczii floribundum Shrub6M40
Prunus consociifloraChinese Wild PeachTree6M41
Rubus fruticosusBlackberryShrub6M53
Ribes maximowiczii Shrub6M40
Sorbus mougeotii Tree6M40
Ziziphus jujubaJujubeTree6DM43
Gaylussacia baccataBlack HuckleberryShrub6DM41
Gaultheria mucronata Shrub6M40
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberryShrub6DM52
Crataegus tanacetifoliaTansy-Leaved ThornTree6DMWe52
Ribes x culverwelliiJostaberryShrub6M50
Sorbus domesticaService TreeTree6M50
Pyrus pyrifoliaSand Pear, Chinese pearTree6M41
Pyrus pyrifolia cultaAsian PearTree6M41
Atriplex nuttalliiNuttall's SaltbushShrub6DM40
Caragana brevispina Shrub6DM41
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnusShrub6DM52
Lycium chinenseChinese Boxthorn, Chinese desert-thornShrub6M43
Elaeagnus multiflora ovataGoumiShrub6DM52


Play a little around with the parameters, do some research, whats really interesting for you and learn about lots of new and interesting plants.

have fun.
Ludger
 
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