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What's are some unique Minnesota/Midwest Edibles - Zone 4

oracleofmn
last year

Hello Everyone! Are you growing anything interesting and unique in your Zone 4 garden? I am trying to find some edible besides the usual blueberry/blackberry/raspberry. Thanks!

Comments (2)

  • dandy_line (Z3b N Cent Mn)
    last year

    The birds go crazy for Elderberry, Serviceberry, Viburnum(dentatum, lentago, trilobum among others), etc. And also Strawberry in June.

  • Duffy Meadows
    last year
    last modified: last year

    We grow all sorts of great edibles in Minnesota - most are perennial.

    We write about them and sell some seeds here: www.duffymeadows.com

    Here is a list of some of the things we grow (zone 4a):

    egyptian walking onions

    sunchokes

    asparagus

    nanking cherries

    garlic chives

    onion chives

    hackberry trees

    aronia berries

    currants (red white and pink)

    mulberry

    serviceberry

    gooseberries

    prickly pear cactus

    american plums

    black walnuts

    grapes (wild and a few cold hardy varieties)

    black raspberries

    dew berries

    red raspberries

    wild rice

    ground nuts

    wapito arrowhead

    cherries, apples, pears, plums

    goji berries

    haskaps (honeyberries)

    blueberries

    Wild black cherry, pin cherry, chokecherry

    nannyberry

    Staghorn and smooth sumac

    the romance series of cherry bushes

    hazelnuts

    chestnuts

    hawthorne

    black currants and jostaberries

    garlic

    welsh onions

    strawberries

    crabapples

    lavender

    oregano, thyme, and some sage can overwinter and survive here

    rhubarb

    heartnuts

    shagbark hickory (zone 4b and higher)

    elderberry

    butternut

    lingonberry

    redbud

    quince


    and probably more I am forgetting plus a zillion other perennial wildflowers - some of which happen to be edible.


    We can grow an amazing variety of tasty fruits, vegetables, grains

    and nuts in Minnesota


    We just need to select cold hardy varieties and site the plant well in the right soil/sun/wind situation.