General Location Map of growingfruit.org members


#121

No Problem. I fixed it for you.

I didn’t realize we had a member from Alaska! I must’ve missed that introduction. What do you grow that far north?


#122

I planted my first trees in 2015, which include apples, sweet and tart cherries, and plums outside and some peaches in a greenhouse. Typically fruit growers in this area have apples and tart cherries.


#123

Anyone know who Point125 might be in Missoula MT?


#124

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we still have as many nurseries as members.


#125

murky,
Ever hear from Daniel,(Bear_with_me)?He hasn’t posted for awhile.Brady


#126

He’s great, had me out to his place so I could try his mulberries and see the wildflowers, bees, and such.


#127

The map has filled in nicely. GF currently has 765 registered users with what seems like maybe a couple hundred of which are quite active. The GF map contains 142 member location points. You can get a pretty good idea of the east and west coast bias just from looking at the map. A also a good representation of people in what I’d call the eastern heartland. What I found interesting is that we have nothing inside the blue area I highlighted. Do they not grow fruit there? Haha

Any members not currently on the map please message me with your general location. I think this map could be quite valuable in knowing who your neighbors are. You may be able to find out was fruit varieties could work for you and also learn ones to avoid.


#128

The blank area is mostly rough country for growing fruit. But there are a few small areas that are good for fruit production in CO and UT. The map is also highly influenced by population density. Much of that area has the fewest numbers of potential fruit growers.


#129

I have visited those places and they are mostly grassy lands and high plains deserts. They grow mostly yucca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca and sage brush http://www.landscope.org/colorado/ecosystems/featured_ecosystems/disappearing_landscapes/sagebrush/ and Opuntia https://mgnv.org/plants/ground-cover/cactus/. Those places are beautiful at times but can change rapidly. Storms can be nasty in those places ranging from tornadoes to blizzards and high winds and blowing dirt and sand can be typical. They don’t have much water for fruit trees. They have very cold winters and hot summers and as mentioned with constant drying winds.


#130

“the blue area”

… there be dragons.


#131

Also that blue area has a low population of people. I’m pretty sure if you own a well you can grow fruit trees there. That is if you like growing fruit as much as we do,lol. They were pointing that area out on election night too.


#132

I think that blue area is largely the reason the West doesn’t have all the pest problems we do east of the line - the pests have no fruit to target and breed on


#133

Colorado peaches are very prized in our area and people anxiously await the trucks coming to the area. Jujubes are a crop the state ag service is researching and promoting in New Mexico. i know many school teachers from our area used to spend their summers in Montana where they owned sweet cherry farms. It is not easy and success is limited,but there are fruit growers there.


#134

Feel free to add me to the “General Location Map”. Retired Army after 25 years. Currently teaching HS Social Studies. Purchased 20 acres on Tennessee/Kentucky border in Woodlawn, TN (about 55 miles west of Nashville, TN). Planted 30 blueberry plants in winter of 2014. Have 7 different varieties, O’Neal, Climax, Premier, Summit, Ozarkblue, Blueridge and Bluecrop. The rabbiteyes are currently doing the best (Climax and Premier).
Have planted a willow oak and a silver maple recently out there in open parts of the pasture with 100 feet or so in between them. Planted 5 Bradford pears our first year (before I found out about there pitfalls). Recently planted a weeping willow this last spring. This fall I planted two pink dogwoods and two flowering cherries.
Started an orchard about two months ago. Planted an American Persimmons tree (have found 5 Persimmons residing in my wood lines along pasture border of my property. Planted two plums (Santa Rosa and Methley), a Moorpark Apricot and two figs (Brown Turkey and Olympian). Looking to add more fruit trees.


#135

You could graft over the Bradford pears to something edible. @tonyOmahaz5 has Asian pears on his I believe.


#136

You’re on the map!


#137


#138

Thanks so much :slight_smile:


#139

You know, I’ve actually thought about that and will most likely try grafting something on one of them soon. Thanks, I wasn’t sure it was even possible with a Bradford.


#140

Welcome zaz, looks like you’re in the area close to @thecityman and @Lucky_P, plus @tennessean is just east of Memphis. I’m up in NE KY, and am going to try planting some blueberries next year. Don’t think rabbiteyes will do well here, but think northerns will. Also, thanks for your service, wow, 25 years, that’s dedication.