Fruit for the Shade
Hey folks :)
I'm a gardening newbie, but I've got some space in the fenced-in back yard of a condo and I've become excited about the prospect of growing a garden. Since there is nothing quite like ripe fruit, I would very much like to grow a couple of small fruit trees. However, I'm not quite sure what I can do with my growing conditions.
My situation is thus:
- I live in coastal SoCal (San Diego, specifically -- Zone 10b, I believe)
- I likely have room for only 2 small trees.
- My yard gets shade (a bit dappled) through most of the mid-day from some large deciduous trees, though some parts of it get direct sun in the morning and afternoon.
I had planned to get a dwarf Eureka lemon tree (all-year fruiting!) and give it the sunniest spot in the yard, but I would also like to grow something that I can pick and eat. Are there any such warm-weather fruits I can grow in partial sun, or should I go another direction?