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Old 02-22-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I got a lot of helpful replies when I asked about planting flowers in my front yard, so now I have a question about my BACK yard.

It is quite large ... my lot is 1.29 acres and probably 2/3 of that is my back yard. The back yard is almost a perfect southern exposure (according to the solar panel guys, it was great!) so gets lots and lots of sun. Here are a few photos, kind of a panoramic view from the left (that is the door from my screened porch) ...








I have a LOT of planting room and would like to plant some fruit bushes/small trees. I was thinking cherry and blueberry (maybe because those are two of my favorites!) but am open to others. I don't have to do them all this year, of course! Any suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Hmmm ... do you think I would have more luck posting in the NH forum instead?

thanks,
Karen
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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There are a limited amount of fruit trees that will do well in NH, the further south in NH the better it is. It's not just the zone but the relative micro-climate. Many fruit bearing trees are easily damaged by late freezes and frosts just as the trees are blooming. Damaged blossoms won't set fruit. At one time I lived south of you, but in the same USDA zone, where fruit trees grow a little bit better but even there we'd have the occasional years that were not so great.

Here's some information on which trees can survive and produce fruit and in what parts of NH.

http://extension.unh.edu/resources/f...585_rep607.pdf
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