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Old 07-21-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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What fruit trees grow well in zone 5a, southern Iowa/northern Missouri?
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I don't know, but google does.
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What fruit trees grow well in zone 5a, southern Iowa/northern Missouri?
Apples for sure; possibly some varieties of plum and pear.

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Heck with fruit trees - I'm thinking of seeing how pineapple does with freezing rain!

Growing a pineapple at home
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I'm in 5a (north central IL) and most anything except citrus will grow here. We even know of people who grow banana trees around here. Although they have to take them in in the fall, and store them for the winter. But apples, cherries, plums, peaches, crabapples, and pears are all typical fruit trees for zone 5a. And i'm sure there are others that I'm overlooking.

For the best info, pay a visit to some local nurseries. They'll be able to give you the facts, and make recommendations for your exact area, and growing conditions. Around here, they'll even come to your home (FREE of charge), and look over your landscape and the layout of your property, so they can make educated recommendations.
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Thanks Goonie, that is very helpful.
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Thanks Goonie, that is very helpful.
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Ditto what Goonie said. I'm on the 5/6 border and grow apples and pears and know people growing cherries, peaches and apricots. You just have to choose cold-hardy varieties for certain things.

I also have a pineapple plant on my back patio that I started this summer b/c I thought my daughters would have fun watching it grow.
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