Delaware Flowering Trees, Fruit Trees and Berry Plants.
The State of Delaware is located in the mid Atlantic USDA zones 6 and 7. Flowering trees, such as the white dogwood, redbud and crabapple are native trees to Delaware and are colorful in Wilmington, DE streets. Kwanzan and Yoshino flowering cherry trees are as beautiful in Delaware as in the Nations Capitol, Washington, D. C.
Hale Haven peach trees are cold hardy, and the peaches taste sweet when tree ripened. Golden Delicious Apples and Red Delicious apple trees bear heavy crops of delicious fruit in the Fall every year.
Blueberry plants are adaptable to soil types in DE, and the berries begin ripening in late June. Rabbiteye blueberry cultivars were developed in nearby, Beltsville, MD. At the famous research USDA Station.
The USDA Zone map describes Delaware as being in zone 6 and 7 which means that an extensive list of Fruit trees, Berry Bushes, Nut Trees, Grape Vines, Flowering Trees and even some palm trees, such as the Needle Palm and Windmill Palm trees, can be planted next to your patio or swimming pool for that exotic tropical look. Flowering trees like the white dogwood tree, Cornus florida, Redbud trees.,
Cercis canadensis, and Kwansan or Yoshino, Japanese flowering cherry trees are top favorite blooming specimens for Spring landscape gardens.
Several nut trees are Delaware native trees, like the Black Walnut tree, Juglans nigra, that bears large walnuts in the fall with nut kernels that have a spicy rich flavor. The American chestnut tree now is available as a blight resistant American chestnut: a hybrid cross of Chinese chestnuts, Castanea mollissima, and American chestnuts. The Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata, has deliciously flavored hickory nuts similar to the pecan. American filbert trees produce small sweetly, rich kernels, also called 'American Hazelnuts'. The James pecan tree, Carya illinoiensis, is cold hardy and produces a papershell pecan nut, easy to shell.
The red mulberry tree, Morus rubra, produces a large tasty mulberry, that is highly productive as a native Delaware fruit tree, and many new cultivars of mulberries are highly flavorful and richly, sweet to taste. Black Persian mulberries are delicious to eat and white mulberries, Morus alba, are available to buy at online nursery companies. Apple trees are planted at Delaware, organic apple orchards as pick-you-own tourist attractions. Red Delicious apples, Golden Delicious apple trees and Red Rome apples are time proven successes. Elberta peach trees and Hale Haven peach trees produce juicy, tasty peaches in the summer, just perfect for peach ice cream, peach cobbler and pickled peaches. The Stanley plum tree produces a plum that is purple in color and rates as the best of the cold hardy plums to be planted throughout Delaware. The Kieffer pear tree is cold hardy in DE and produces a green-yellow pear that is excellent when baked in cakes, pies and pear preserves.
Both sour cherry, ( pie cherries) and sweet cherries flourish in Delaware gardens according to the University of Delaware in Newark, DE., and Dover, DE. Black tartarian cherry trees and Bing cherry tree produces deliciously sweet cherries, perfect to pick straight off the tree. Red Montmorency cherries and Red North star cherry trees are productive for producing canning cherries and pie cherries.
Red raspberries such as the Heritage raspberry bush, and the Red Boyne raspberry plants grow in pick-you-own plots near Georgetown, Delaware, Black Cumberland raspberry bushes and Fall Gold raspberry plants can be successfully planted in all USDA Delaware zones. Blueberry plants are important agricultural crops, and pick-your-own berry plants and blueberry plants are known for producing blueberries with a high antioxidant content, that is a health perk. Both thorny Brazos blackberry plants and Navajo thornless blackberry bushes are found in large planting orchards in DE, and the thorny and thornless blackberries have come from researchers at the University of Arkansas labs that have transformed the roadside blackberry plant into a commercial bonanza for Delaware nursery growers of berry plants.