Dogwood, hazelnut, beaked hazel, raspberry, viburnums. My place is flat as a pancake and that is what I've got naturally. Same type of conditions.are there any options for fruit producing trees/Shrubs that can handle wet ground. I have some wet areas that are wet during the winter/spring and then dry out.
Don't want to take of thread but along these lines I have a area that is 50 yards wide by 300 ft long and it's not always wet but it can get that way.Has anyone ever planted trees on a berm say where it was 2 ft x 8 ft about regular ground level.
are there any options for fruit producing trees/Shrubs that can handle wet ground. I have some wet areas that are wet during the winter/spring and then dry out.
Don't you think Maine is almost to far north for Asian pears and persimmons?I'm assuming that you aren't talking about ground that is flooded in the spring. That is a whole different animal that just heavy spring soils.
Along with what Mark said, I think persimmon is worth trying for you. I've seen them do well in moist ground. I would suggest planting a bunch of seedlings that can be bought very cheap from some of the state nurseries. If they live and do well, you can come back later on topwork several of the males to persimmon cultivars that you want, and some of the seedlings will be females already.
You might also try Asian Pears, as they are generally more moisture tolerant than European Pears. Just make sure if they are grafted that they are grafted to Asian rootstock or Quince Rootstock, which give them a better chance in moist soil.
If you decide to try any apples or crabapples, I would recommend MM111 rootstock. It's not what I would call "wet tolerant" but it will have a better chance of surviving than B118 in wet ground. For apples, try to find the highest part of the wet ground, and you might have success.
Don't you think Maine is almost to far north for Asian pears and persimmons?