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Best fruit trees for San Diego

Posted by sdmarkus none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 23:05

Howdy ho there!!!

Decided to plant some fruit trees out front between the sidewalk and the street. Should compliment the currently under construction veggie garden nicely.

Any recommendations of species that are best suited for this environment. My soil definitely has some silt/sand but can be amended. Have started to learn about chill hours and such and wanted to ask the experts.
Many thanks,

Mark


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

I think this is where you want to look:

http://crfgsandiego.org/FruitsforSanDiego.HTML


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

San Diego? Probably anything...any fruit... Chill hours may be your only thing holding you back.


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. Went back to Walt Anderson's and walked out with these three beauties:

Lang Jujube
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Spice Zee Nactaplum
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Yellow Lemon Guava
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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Lemon Guavas taste good! You'll enjoy them. Figs and Pomegranates are good for parking strips too because they are survivors!


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Pretty cool how you did that...What do you lay over that fabric? Rock? woodchips?


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Thanks Frank! Compacted gravel with a DG topper will go down above the fabric, maybe a couple flagstone or paver walkways. Pretty excited to watch these babies grow...bring on the fruit!:)


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Good luck on ever getting any fruit, if you planted them between the sidewalk and the street... not that the trees won't produce there; only that it is unlikely that YOU will be the beneficiary.


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RE: Best fruit trees for San Diego

Depends.... many people just walk by these things. I've seen loquats falling and rotting for the past 3-4 weeks. No one is eating them!

I see fallen citrus/plums it's pretty sick. Some kind of market failure because people buy these things at the store yet they are rotting all around the neighborhood. I think OP will be okay. If he turns some passerby onto fresh fruit, that's a good thing.


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