I own some property close to Owen Sound, Ontario, in Canada plant hardiness Zone 5b.
The land is mostly a hardwood forest with rocky soil and maple, paper birch and some other hardwood trees grow there.
There is a cleared section in the middle that I would like to grow some fruit trees if possible, but unfortunately, in many places there is no soil (rock is exposed) and the deepest I could dig anywhere was about 1 foot.
are there any fruit trees I can grow in such a shallow soil? If I decide to make a say, 24 inches raised bed over the stone, will any fruit tree grow there?
In local climate the temperature can drop to -30 - -40 deg Celcius.
EDIT: as promised I am giving a couple more pictures of the hard bedrock exposed. I went there digging with a pickaxe but I could not dig more than 12 inches before hitting bedrock anywhere.
My next plan of attack would be to go the raised bed route.