Zone 6 Fruit Trees – Planting Fruit Trees In Zone 6 Gardens

Zone 6 Fruit Trees – Planting Fruit Trees In Zone 6 Gardens

By: Liz Baessler
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A fruit tree can be an indispensable addition to the garden. Producing beautiful, sometimes fragrant, flowers and tasty fruit year after year, it might wind up being the best planting decision you ever make. Finding the right tree for your climate can be a little tricky, however. Keep reading to learn more about what fruit trees grow in zone 6.

Fruit Trees for Zone 6 Gardens

Here are some good fruit trees for zone 6 landscapes:

Apples – Perhaps the most popular garden fruit tree, apples come in a wide range of varieties that perform well in different climates. Some of the best matches for zone 6 are:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Red Halareds
  • McIntosh

Pears – The best European pears for zone 6 are:

  • Bosc
  • Bartlett
  • Conference
  • Rescue

Asian Pears – Not the same as European pears, Asian pear fruit trees have a few varieties that do well in zone 6. Some of the best are:

  • Kosui
  • Atago
  • Shinseiki
  • Yoinashi
  • Seuri

PlumsPlums are a great choice for zone 6 gardens. Good European varieties for zone 6 include Damson and Stanley. Good Japanese varieties are Santa Rosa and Premier.

Cherries – Most varieties of cherry trees will perform well in zone 6. Sweet cherries, which are best for eating fresh from the tree, include:

  • Benton
  • Stella
  • Sweetheart
  • Richmond

You can also reliably grow many sour cherries for pie making, such as Montgomery, North Star and Danube.

Peaches – Some peach trees perform well in zone 6, especially:

  • Candor
  • Elberta
  • Halehaven
  • Madison
  • Redhaven
  • Reliance

Apricots – Chinese Sweet Pit, Moongold and Sungold apricot trees are all varieties that handle zone 6 conditions well.

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