Need two trees, debating about which.....
Hi All - I'm in Los Angeles, and am looking to plant two fruit trees in our front yard (we have a large, all sun front yard). Currently we have a Santa Barbara Peach, an Arctic Star Nectarine, a Blenheim Apricot, and an Asian Pear (not sure the kind, but I was told it was self-pollinating).
My goal is to have a nice sampling of fruit for my 3 year old to have as he grows up (currently he's not that into apples, but who knows if that will change). That said, I'd like to keep somewhat similar looks with deciduous trees, and nothing too large.
Here's what I'm debating between:
1) Anna's Apple & a Peacotum
2) Flavor Grenade pluot & a Santa Rosa Plum (these two seem like they'd be different enough, i hope)
3) Burgundy Plum and Anna's Apple
The peacotum is 500 chill hours, so (given this winter) we could end up with no fruit. That said, it sounded like the most interesting, though I love the idea that the Flavor Grenade fruit can hang on the tree for a long time (ha, if we had no birds) and of course I've heard the Santa Rosa is the most reliable.
What do you all think in terms of taste or experience? Anything else you'd recommend?
This post was edited by jujigirl on Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 13:31