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First I want to say hi been a long time snooper but first time posting. I live in Zone 5b just south of Lake Michigan in Indiana. And I have been trying to grow as many diverse perennials as possible. But I have a hard time finding list of what rare stuff grows in this area. When ever I look up food forest or permaculture it mostly gears toward warm climates. And even when it is temperate it seems to be zone 6 and warmer. I was thinking is there a way we can set up USDA zone numbering with plants that will grow and produce in each area. So maybe a forum under growies that is zone 1 zone 2 ect.... I think it would be helpful and people could list what they where able to grow in there area. Thanks ahead of time.
And if you can think of some rare fruit or perennial that will grow in my area let me know.
 
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Kiwi vine, Akebia vine, grape vine, groundnut vine, chinese yam vine, juneberry, onion family, wild celery, asparagus, bearberry, barberry, peashrub, pecan nut, walnut, butternut, hickory nut, chestnut, yellowhorn nut, hazelnut, japanese and chinese quince, cornellian cherry, mayhaw, quince, persimmon, goumi, autum olive, strawberry, seaberry, japanese rasin tree, oregon grape, apple/crab apple, medlar, mint-herb family, mullberry, bitter orange, plum, sand plum, beach plum, bush cherry, apricot, peach, pear, currants, gooseberry, raspberry, blackberry, elderberry, blueberry, cranberry, jujube

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Wow thanks that is a great start. Mayhaw will grow in zone 5. Thanks
 
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plants for a future has a nice searchable database...

---> http://www.pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx

i just searched for zone 3-5 hardy plants...

---> http://www.pfaf.org/user/DatabaseSearhResult.aspx

but i dont think the hotlink will work...anywho check it out.

theres some others around the web like this.
 
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Check out Okios Tree Crops. They are out of Michigan have all sorts of great plants that will do well where you are.
http://oikostreecrops.com/


 
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Thanks for the reply's. I forgot about that okies and the other site gives you a lot of info to choose from that is awesome. perennial potatoes is where its at.
 
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