growing fruit in Oregon #643491 - Ask Extension


growing fruit in Oregon #643491

Asked May 30, 2020, 3:45 PM EDT

My husband would like to grow a apricot tree(S), we live on the border of Aloha & Beaverton, is this a possibility? Cheers Karen

Washington County Oregon

Expert Response

Thank you for your question. The major limiting factors for fruit trees are cold hardiness and growing season. The Willamette Valley, and your area specifically, is an exceptional region for fruit growing. Apricot trees are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8. You can find your hardiness zone by using this interactive map:

(I think you are well within that range.)    However, the following OSU Extension publication indicates that our region is suitable for growing only Puget Gold and Chinese varieties of apricot:
You might want to read the entire publication before you decide.  Backyard orchards--even one tree--can be a challenge.  Good luck! 
Kristena LaMar Replied May 30, 2020, 6:19 PM EDT
Thank you very much Kristena, the info was very helpful.
Have a great rest of your weekend.

The Question Asker Replied May 31, 2020, 11:03 AM EDT
Thank you, Karen. Stay safe!
Kristena LaMar Replied May 31, 2020, 11:05 AM EDT

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