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    This winter was spent researching fruit tree growing in Alaska.
    Joined the Alaska fruit growers association to gain local knowledge and find a realistic direction to head towards.
    Have the electric animal fence material ready to go as well as prepared ground.

    What experiences do any of you have with various fruit growing?

    Is there an apple type you found works better than another?

    Where did you source your trees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otternorth View Post
    This winter was spent researching fruit tree growing in Alaska.
    Joined the Alaska fruit growers association to gain local knowledge and find a realistic direction to head towards.
    Have the electric animal fence material ready to go as well as prepared ground.

    What experiences do any of you have with various fruit growing?

    Is there an apple type you found works better than another?

    Where did you source your trees?
    Check out mile 5.2 Green house in Eagle River. They specialize in northern hardy fruit trees and bushes. I got a couple apple trees from there last year as well as some cherry bushes. Excited to see how they turn out.
    I also visited an apple orchard out in Wasilla last summer and there must have been 100 trees and 50 different varieties. All the trees were weighed down with an abundance of nearly full size apples. I didn't know you could do that here

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    My wife has picked apples at Jackson Gardens U-pick farms here on the Peninsula. A couple years ago she picked 45# or so.
    It might be worth calling them also to see what varieties they grow.
    "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

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    Dan Elliot grows apples and sells trees. He's located on Fairview Loop Rd out of Wasilla.

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    Dan Elliot has over 100 varieties, he is the man.

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    Thank you for your replies.

    I met Dan at the tree pruning event during March.

    He was contacted today and my trees ordered. Lots of great suggestions and advice.

    Whom ever buys my property may have some producing fruit trees many years down the road. (I hope to eat a few myself)

    Since the property is a mature boreal forest with dying birch and spruce, I also ordered some new larch seedlings from the National Forester's Ass./AK branch to be planted in late May.

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