Several species of fruits can be grown successfully in Iowa for home use or commercial sales. However, because of our winter temperatures and local soil conditions, not all fruits or fruit cultivars (cultivated varieties) are adapted to all areas of the state. What works well?
This article is part of a series in perennial crops for an acreage and is reprinted with permission from Trees Forever. The entire guide features landowners interviewed to solicit feedback on their management practices, producution data, pricing information, critical issues to success and some tips for others that might be interested in getting started with a perennial crop.
Chestnuts are an agroforestry option for small acreages. Learn how one Iowa producer got started in chestnuts and what production practices worked well for him.