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Q: Appropriate Fruit Trees for Planting Zone
Oct 29, 2009 - Janice
A set of PVFS Customer Emails with Staff Responses.
I received my fall 2009 catalog and see you carry Redhaven peach trees. I would like to know if they come on Citation rootstock or, if not, what rootstock do they come on?
Yes, the Redhaven Peach trees come on Citation rootstock. The bare root trees are available for order now, but will not begin shipping until December. Please feel free to contact me directly with any further questions.
Thank you for your interest and happy Fall!
I have a few more questions. I live in The Scott Valley In the Siskiyous, Sunset zone 1. We get about 90 days between 3 day freezes. I would like to know if my selections will be alright. 1) Harcot on Citation, 2) Chinese on Citation, 3) Italian/Europ Plum on Citation, 4) Craig’s Crimson Cherry? Also will Harcot or Chinese polinate Tomcot?
Sunset zone 1 indicates that you are in a very northern hard freeze area? I’m afraid I am unable to determine where you live? The Harcot & Chinese recommends within zones 4-9. The Tomcot is recommended in zones 7-9. This would suggest that these trees would not survive the winters. Do you have a local Master Gardener’s Cooperative in your county? They could probably help with the local particulars.
Please write back with high and low average temps and your location so I can better serve you.
Thanks again for your help.
I live in Etna CA. US zone 7, sunset zone 1, but I buy all my trees for zone 4. We have vary short season so it can get pretty cold early in september. I already have a Tomcot apricot and need to know if Harcot or Chineese will polinate Tomcot? and will Italian/Europ Plum do alright here?
Looks like the Italian/Euro Plum will do fine in your area, it’s recommendation is for zones 4-9, it blooms late (this is good), and does well in colder regions.
The Tomcot is semi self fruitful but will yield more fruit with any other Apricots in the area. So you should see more fruit with either the Chinese or Harcot nearby.
The Cherry tree you inquired about may have some challenges with the freezing, if you can put it on a south side close to a building it may do alright, it is zoned for areas 5-10. The Montmorency and the Van are the only Cherries zoned 4-9. The Montmorency is self-fruitful, the Van needs pollination by any other sweet cherry.
See our Bare Root Planting Guide here.
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