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We're located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7.  There are a variety of fruit trees that can thrive and produce delicious fruit. Here's a list of some popular fruit trees we might consider planting at our tiny off-grid log cabin:

  1. Apple Trees (Malus domestica): Apples are a popular choice and come in many varieties suited for Zone 7. Look for cultivars such as Fuji, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious AppleGranny Smith,' and 'Jonathan.' Make sure to choose varieties that require similar chill hours.

  2. Pear Trees (Pyrus spp.): Pears, including European and Asian varieties, can do well in Zone 7. Popular varieties include 'Bartlett,' 'Bosc,' and 'Anjou.'

  3. Peach Trees (Prunus persica): Peach trees are a great choice for Zone 7, as they thrive in warm climates. Varieties such as 'Elberta,' 'Redhaven,' and 'Georgia Belle' are popular options.

  4. Plum Trees (Prunus domestica and Prunus salicina): European and Japanese plum varieties can thrive in Zone 7. Varieties like 'Santa Rosa,' 'Stanley,' and 'Methley' are worth considering.

  5. Cherry Trees (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus): Both sweet and sour cherry trees can thrive in Zone 7. 'Bing' and 'Rainier' are popular sweet cherry varieties, while 'Montmorency' and 'Morello' are known for sour cherries.

  6. Fig Trees (Ficus carica): Fig trees can grow well in Zone 7 with some protection during cold winters. Varieties such as 'Brown Turkey' and 'Celeste' are popular.

  7. Persimmon Trees (Diospyros spp.): American persimmons and Asian persimmons both do well in Zone 7. 'Fuyu' and 'Hachiya' are common Asian persimmon varieties.

  8. Pomegranate Trees (Punica granatum): Pomegranates can grow in Zone 7 if they are in a sheltered area and well-drained soil. Varieties such as 'Wonderful' are popular.

When planting fruit trees in Zone 7 fruit tree planting considerations:

  • Chill hours: Make sure the fruit tree you choose has a chill hour requirement that matches your local climate.
  • Sunlight: Most fruit trees prefer full sun, which is at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Soil and drainage: Well-draining soil is important for the health of the fruit tree.
  • Cross-pollination: Some fruit trees require another compatible variety nearby for cross-pollination to set fruit.