Woody Crops

Species with high environmental, economic, and production potential for temperate agroforestry

Chinese Chestnut

Castanea mollissima

Tree

Can be eaten raw or cooked. Great for a savory/sweet addition to dishes or dried for flour.

Hazelnut

Corylus avellana

Tree/Shrub

A smoky,  sweet, buttery nut high in protein, vitamin B6, and healthy fats. Raw or as oil.

Apple

Malus Domesticas

Tree

Can be eaten raw, used for cider, or put into pies, jams, or jellies.

Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Tree

This wild fruit is referred to as the banana of the Midwest. Best eaten raw or frozen in desserts.

Pecan

Carya illinoinensis

Tree

A healthy nut usually eaten raw  and used as additions to sweet or savory dishes.

Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Tree

Eaten like an apple, this honey flavored fruit has been known to provide  many antioxidants.

Plum

Prunus domestica

Tree

Sweet and juicy, this fruit goes nicely into jams, jellies, sauces, and more.

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Shrub

Popular as a health food for its high antioxidant levels. Its juice has many medicinal uses but can also be used for a jam.

Saskatoon

Amelanchier alnifolia

Tree/Shrub

Eaten raw or cooked, this berry has a wide variety of uses. Also known to have medicinal benefits.

Aronia

Aronia melanocarpa

Shrub

This berry has been found to have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidant levels in fruit around the world.

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Black Currant

Ribes nigrum

Shrub

This healthy berry is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Best in jams, liqueurs, or eaten raw.