Fruit Trees for North Coast BC

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  1. PorcherHomestead

    PorcherHomestead New Member

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    Hi there everyone,

    I have recently decided to transform my 7 acre property on Porcher Island into a small hobby farm. Porcher Island is located about 30 km SW of Prince Rupert so we are dealing with a temperate climate that is very wt all year round and has cool summers (Averages around 15C).

    Some people on the island have fruit trees in their yards so I know it is possible to get a decent yield out there but I was just curious what types of fruits trees and varieties you think could grow and maybe even thrive out there.

    I was thinking of Apples and Prune Plums as I've seen those grow quite well out there but I don't know the varieties (Yellow translucent apples is one of them I think). I would also be very curious to know if there were any other types of fruit that could possibly be grown out there.

    Thanks in advance, I'm just gathering ideas for now and land preparation will follow when I figure out what I'm doing.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Make sure to look for varieties bred / selected for the coast, but you likely already know that. I'll have to let others with experience step in to let you know what works for them.

    Good luck with your project, sounds like fun (and work)!
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    For edible nuts, worth considering Monkey-puzzle Araucaria araucana - one of the very few nut crops that is happy with the cool summers of oceanic climates. A very long wait for the first crop, though.
     
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    Yeah I think I'm interested in growing Apple, Plum and Pear trees.

    I'm just more curious on varieties that exist that will still ripen in the cool and wet summers we have here. I have been able to find info on Vancouver and Washington but frankly we don't receive the temperatures that you guys do so.
     
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    You've very low summer temperatures...i would plant raspberry, blueberry, ribes and other small fruits. Try local Pear and Apple trees, but choose early cultivars, suited for your area.
     
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