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Minnesota (zones 2-4) Fruit Trees

Updated on March 20, 2016
Minnesota Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Minnesota Plant Hardiness Zone Map | Source
Basins and Major Watersheds in Minnesota
Basins and Major Watersheds in Minnesota | Source

Get In The Zone

Apples: Zones 3 to 4 and needs a pollinator. 'Cortland' has good quality, tender flesh and ripens in late August. 'Empire' is a high quality; 'McIntosh' is the most popular apple in Wisconsin; it ripens in mid-September.

Apricot: Needs a pollinator. Zone 4 winter hardy. The fruit is often lost to spring frost. The 'Harcot' has sweet firm flesh and is self-fruitful; it ripens in mid-July. 'Moongold' has a tough skin; it is good for processing or desserts. It ripens in mid-July. 'Sungold' has tender skin and a sweet mild flavor. It ripens in mid-to late July.

Blueberries: Zones 3 or 4. 'Northcountry' self-fruitful has sky-blue fruit on a small plant. 'St. Cloud' self-fruitful is a Minnesota introduction; it is the least hardy but has superior fruit. 'Northbluedak' blue fruit has good fall color. self-fruitful. ripens in July. 'NorthSky' is a small 10 to 20-inch plant with medium sky blue fruit, a good fall color, and better winter hardiness. It is self-fruitful. 'Friendship' is a University of Wisconsin introduction with sky blue fruit that ripens in July to August; it is self-fruitful.

Cherries, Sour: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Montmorency' is the standard tart cherry; it is moderate quality and ripens in mid-July. 'North star' is the hardiest with good quality fruit and leaf spot resistance, it ripens in mid-July. ''Meteor' is very hardy has large red fruit with yellow flesh and resists leaf spot. Harvest in late July.

Currants: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Wilder' is vigorous with red fruit; harvest begins in early July. 'Red Lake' is hardy and vigorous, producing large red fruit with mild flavor.

Elderberry: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Adams' has large fruit and vigorous growth; it ripens in early August. 'York' is more productive than 'Adams' and has large sweet fruit, an attractive plant. Ripens mid to late August.

Gooseberries: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Downing' is hardy and productive with good quality pale green fruit. 'Poorman is hardy, less thorny, and produces red fruit. 'Pixwell' is hardy and moderately productive with pink, mild flavored fruit.

Grapes: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Valiant' is a medium-sized tart blue grape it is hardy and ripens in mid-August. 'Beta' has small blue tart fruit which also ripens in mid-August. 'Fredonia' is a good quality grape for fresh use or for preserves; it is hardy and productive and ripens in early September. 'Edelweiss' is a 'White Swenson' with good flavor for fresh use; it is ready in early September. 'Red Swenson' produces red, high-quality fruit, it ripens in mid to late September

Peaches: Zone 4/self-fruitful. Peach crops are often lost to the spring frost. And the trees are short lived. 'Reliance' is one of the hardiest varieties.

Pears: Zones 3 to 4/needs pollinator. 'Parker' is a good quality but poor keeper, it ripens in mid-August. 'gourmet' is a very hardy dessert pear with crisp juicy fruit it ripens in mid-September. 'Luscious' is sweeter than 'Bartlet' and hardy; it ripens in late September.

Plums: Zones 3 to 4/some self-fruitful. 'Mount royal' is a good quality, blue plum for zones 4 and 5. It is self-fruitful and ripens in early September. 'Stanley' is a late blooming heavy producer that is sweet and moderately hardy. It is self-fruitful; plant with 'Mount Royal' for a better yield. 'Underwood' is a good quality red round plum; it is hardy, needs a pollinator, and ripens in mid-August. 'alderman' is a new introduction from the University of Minnesota. It has burgundy red fruit of excellent quality/needs a pollinator. Ripens in late August. 'Kaga' and 'Toka' are red plum pollinators.

Red Raspberries, summer-bearing: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Boyne' is vigorous and hardy with good quality fruit which ripens in late June. 'Reveille' has a very good flavor, tolerates fluctuating spring temperatures and is very winter hardy. 'Nordic' fruit is superior to 'Boyne' has fewer thorns and greater disease resistance. It is a cold hardy cultivar from Minnesota. 'Latham' is hardy and productive with a mild flavor.

Red Raspberries, fall-bearing best in zone 4/self-fruitful. 'Redwing' is a newer variety from Minnesota; it ripens in mid-August. 'Fallgold' is a yellow-fruited cultivar with good winter hardiness- ripens in late August.

Strawberries, June-bearing: Zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Earliglow' is an early season berry with good flavor and some disease resistance. 'Honeoye' is very productive and very hardy. 'Kent' produces a lot of large fruit with a mild flavor. 'Sparkle' is a high quality tasty berry and very hardy.

Strawberries, Everbearing: zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Ogallala' produces large quantities of soft fruit on vigorous, hardy, and drought-tolerant plants. 'Ozark Beauty' has good flavor, is winter hardy and has some disease resistance.

Strawberry, day-neutral; produces crop midsummer and fall: zones 3 to 4/self-fruitful. 'Tribute' has bright red, firm fruit and some disease resistance. 'Tristar' has sweet, firm fruit and works well in hanging baskets.

Special thanks to: Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota


Agency, Minnesota Pollution Control. Basins and Major Watersheds in Minnesota. n.d. Website

Brian, Susan. Minnesota Palm Trees. 24 July 2011.

Myers, Melinda. "Minnesota Month by Month Gardening." Northern Gardener (unknown): unknown. Minnesota State Horticultural Society.


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    • Lucastetrick profile imageAUTHOR

      Lucas Tetrick 

      5 years ago from Marshall, MN

      you're welcome :)

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for posting such useful information. This will definitely help me chose my plants more wisely = less money loss.


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