Food Trees Found in Ottawa

October 21, 2012

We are fortunate enough to live in the apple growing climate zone here in Ottawa, with many options of fruit and nuts that thrive in our area.

Right now, on city property alone, there are likely nearly 20,000 edible fruit and nut trees in the Ottawa area! So far 20% of City trees have been surveyed and here is what they have found, below.

This year we’ve harvested Apples and Crab Apples, Grapes and Rhubarb, Black Walnuts and we’re hoping to find a few fruiting Ginkgos before the season ends.

Next year we’d like to harvest Serviceberries (aka Juneberry or Saskatoon), Pears, Plums, Cherries, Hazelnuts… and one day we’d love to find some Pawpaws or Quince!

 

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