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Do you have a list of good varieties of produce producing plants to grow in this area? I am looking to plant fruit trees this fall and start a garden next year.

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    There are too many varieties of fruit trees and vegetables to list here.  We have two booklets, one called "Growing Vegetables, Recommended Varieties for Utah" and another called "Home Vegetable Garden: Variety Recommendations for Utah"   Both of these list varieities by name, as well as planting dates, days to maturity, etc.  We also have a booklet entitled "Fruit and Nut Variety Recommendations for Utah"   
   I suggest that you come in and take a look at these booklets.  There are new varieties coming out all the time, so it is impossible to always be up-to-date.  I enjoy trying a few different varieties of vegetables every year.  If you buy your vegetables at a reputable nursery, you should get things that will grow here.  For your trees, ask the nurseryman if it will grow in your hardiness zone and in your soil pH. and texture.

Posted on 1 Oct 2008

Pat Fugal
Horticulture Assistant, Master Gardner, Utah County

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