Best fruit trees for San Diego

sdmarkusJune 28, 2012

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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steve_in_los_osos

I think this is where you want to look:

http://crfgsandiego.org/FruitsforSanDiego.HTML

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:12PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

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

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:43PM
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sdmarkus

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

Lang Jujube

Spice Zee Nactaplum

Yellow Lemon Guava

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 9:25PM
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melikeeatplants

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

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 9:59PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

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

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 10:34PM
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sdmarkus

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!:)

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 11:43AM
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johnmerr(11)

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.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:20PM
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melikeeatplants

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.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 5:11PM
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