How important is direct sunlight in the winter?
I have a sideyard raised bed area that I want to put fruit trees in. In the winter, from November to March, there is no direct sunlight that hits the ground due to the shadowing from the house. It gets direct sunlight for 8 to 10 hours of direct sunlight during the spring/summer. I'm in southern CA, so we don't get a lot of winter rain but the ground will definitely stay a little wet for a few weeks after a decent rain. Will getting a wet soil tolerant rootstock be good enough (such as Citation)?