Plant Recommendations Zones 3-5

Edible Landscaping – Plant Recommendations

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 5

Choose from among the following plants for edible landscapes if you live in an area with long, cold winters:

Annual Vegetables

Carrots

Chard (rainbow)

Collards

Eggplant

Kales

Lettuces

Nasturtiums

Ornamental cabbage
Peas

Peppers

Red mustard

Red orach

Runner beans

Spinach

Summer squash (bush-type)

Tomatoes (cherry)

’Bright Lights’ chard in all their glory

Perennial Fruits & Vegetables

Asparagus

Rhubarb

Strawberries (garden and alpine)

alpine strawberries

Alpine strawberries do not produce runners and tolerate light shade, making them perfect for a woodland path.

Fruit & Nuts (trees & shrubs)

Apples

Blueberries

Cherry plums

Crabapples

Currants

Elderberries

Filberts

Gooseberries

Grapes

Hops

Kiwi (hardy)

Lingonberries

Pears

Persimmons (American)

Quince

Raspberries

Sour cherries

Walnuts

Jonagold apple tree in a front yard in Oregon


Perennial Herbs

Anise hyssop

Basils (colorful annuals)

Chives

Mint

Parsley
Sage

Sorrel

Thyme (French and lemon)

Particularly good seed and plant sources for Zones 3-5

Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards

432 Burnt Ridge Road

Onalaska, WA 98570

Standard fruits, berries, and nuts

The Cook’s Garden

Box C5030

Warminster, PA 18974

Colorful and ethnic vegetable varieties; herb, and flower seeds.

Edible Landscaping Nursery

361 Spirit Ridge Lane

Afton, VA 22920

Carries many fruit trees, berries, and vines

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

955 Benton Avenue

Winslow, ME 04901-2601

Excellent selection of herb and vegetable seeds for short seasons

Miller Nurseries

5060 West Lake Road

Canandaigua, NY 14424-8904

Fruit and nut trees great for cold winter areas

Nichols Garden Nursery

1190 North Pacific Highway NE

Albany, OR 97321-4580

Vegetables and herbs; carries a wide selection of herb plants, especially for cool summer climates

Northwoods Nursery

27635 Oglesby Rd.

Canby, OR 97013

Large selection of fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial vegetable plants

One Green World

28696 S Cramer Road

Molalla, OR 97038

Unusual fruits, berries, nuts – some from Eastern Europe and Russia

Raintree Nursery

391 Butts Road

Morton, WA 98356

Fruits, nuts, berries, unusual edibles

St. Lawrence Nurseries

325 State Highway 345

Potsdam, NY 13676

Fruit and nut trees for northern climates