What fruit does the best with 6 hours strong sun?

maryhawkins99October 10, 2012

Persimmon, pear, or jujube? 11-12 am to 6pm.

I've got a spot, I may as well fill it. Unless I'm just wasting my time. Which fruit does the best with limited sun?

Thanks,

Bob

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Bhawkins,

Persimmons and Jujubes like a warm spot with full sun to ripen the fruits well. I had an Asian pear in a partial shade with about 6 hrs of sun and it produced fruits just fine.

Tony

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:47AM
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charlieboring

Try Paw Paw trees. Naturally, they grow under other trees and therefore require less sun.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:51AM
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dmtaylor(5a (WI))

Raspberries do awesome in mostly shade. They grow like weeds, even without much watering.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:58AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Afternoon sun in Dallas also involves major heat. So I'd vote for heat tolerant plants like fig, pomegranate, persimmon, or grapes. They will all produce with 6 hrs sun.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 8:22AM
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olga_6b

Even here in MD 6 hours of sun is plenty for asian persimmon and fig. Go for it.
olga

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 10:22AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I should have included jujube in my list above. It likes heat and is very drought tolerant. But I find the fruit, while very sweet, totally lacking in flavor.

Figs would be my number one choice for the question posed by Bob. Find the right variety and the fruit is superb. My Strawberry Verte figs are nothing short of sensational.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 11:01AM
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AJBB(9b)

Persimmon followed by pear. Jujubes want as much sun as they can get, even here in Arizona.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 11:57AM
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maryhawkins99

Thanks all. Raspberries don't seem to do well in my area. Studying my existing jujube trees,I have to agree they really don't like shade. This spot is very visible from the house, & my wife thinks fig trees look messy, so I guess I'll rule them out.

I just reread Scott's thread "6 hours of sun is no fun", & I'm not sure what will do well in this spot, since there's no morning sun. The shame is many fruits do a little better here if they get a little break from the afternoon sun, but they seem to need the morning light.

At least Persimmons & Asian pears have a chance, & persimmons are pretty trees even without fruit.

Thanks,

Bob

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 9:34AM
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