Hello, I’m Chris from Dayton, Ohio.
I’ve been lurking on this forum for a year lol! I was starting to creep myself out so I though I’d introduce myself.
Thank you to @scottfsmith for this gift of a forum. And to the staff and members who share with us all.
I started growing fruit last year (2017). Blueberries, grapes, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, pawpaws, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, and hybrids. Also letting mulberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black walnuts, naturalized autumn olive, pears and apples grow wild.
We have six acres (purchased 2 years ago). Half of it is wooded. A small orchard with about fifty closely spaced trees (8’x14’). Another fifty or so fruit trees are planted strategically or ornamentally throughout the entire property. I have rootstocks and seedlings started to expand.
I’m getting carried away.
I am a fruit noob. If you look at my bio you’ll see my variety list. I purchased them based on what I thought would be tasty. Usda hardiness zone was my only horticultural consideration…costly mistake. Probably.
A year later I have an understating of my site: Humid. Late frost. High chill. Heavy clay.
So my plan is to start incorporating fruits that are better adapted for my conditions like, persimmons, American plum hybrids, disease resistant varieties, etc. I’m grateful for the info I’ve found on this forum.
Lengthy intro, but like I said, I’ve been lurking for a year!