List of Recommended Fruit Trees for Zone 9

raymondo17(z9 Sacramento)August 31, 2008

Anyone know where I can find a list of fruit trees that will thrive in Zone 9? Besides fruit type (for example, can apples be grown in Zone 9?), I'd like to find specific varieties as well. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

-Ray

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gardenguru1950(SunsetZ16)

Here's a lilst of fruits for Zone 14 (the Sunset Western Garden Book designation for the Sacramento area; we don't use USDA zones in California with accuracy):

POME AND STONE FRUIT TREES

Apple --
[best crops with two different trees]
Arkansas Black
Astrachan
Beverly Hills
Black Twig
Fuji (bears alternately)
Gala (Royal Gala) (fireblight-prone)
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
Gravenstein
Jonathan
Melrose
Mutsu
Newtown Pippin
Northern Spy (slow)
Rome Beauty (Red Rome)
Spigold
Winesap
Winter Banana
(Winter) Pearmain

Apricots --

Autumn Royal (ripens late)
Blenheim (Royal)
Floragold
Golden Amber
Royalty
Tilton

Aprium (apricot-plum hybrid)

Flavor Ann
Flavor Delight
Honey Rich
Tasty Rich

Cherry --
[need two different trees]

Bing
Black Tartarian
English Morello (sour)
Montmorency (sour)
North Star (sour)
Royal Ann
Stella
Van

Cherry-Plum --

Delight
Sprite

Nectarine --

Desert Dawn
Double Delight (ornamental, too)
Fantasia
Flavor Top
Goldmine
John Rivers
Independence
Silver Lode
Snow Queen
Southern Belle (genetic dwarf)
Stanwick
Sungrand

Nectaplum (nectarine-plum hybrid)

Spice-Zee

Peach --

Bonita
Babcock
Bonanza II (genetic dwarf)
Desertgold
Donut (Saturn)
Early Elberta
Elberta
Fay Elberta
Fortyniner
Gold Dust
Halehaven
Honey Babe (genetic dwarf)
Indian Free
July Elberta
Redhaven
Rio Oso Gem

Peach-Plum Â

Tri-Lite

Pear --

Bartlett
Baldwin
Comice
Fan Stil
Flordahome
Hood
Kieffer
Monterrey
Moonglow
Seckel
Sure Crop
Winter Nelis

Pears, Asian --
(Some are relatively self-fertile but still do best with a pollinator; others absolutely require a pollinator (because pollinators are specific in many cases, check your references before purchasing just any pollinator). Also check for fireblight resistance (a common disease among some cultivars).)

Chojuro
Hosui
Ichiban
Kikusui
Kosui
Mishirasu
Nihon Nashi (Okusankichi)
Niitaka
Nijisseki (20th Century) Â for coldest areas
Seuri
Shinko
Shinseiki
Shinsui
Tsu Li (Tse Li)
Ya li
Yoinashi
Yongi

Plum, European --

Brooks
Damson
Early Laxton*
French Prune
Green Gage
Imperial*
Italian Prune
Mirabelle
Reine Claude
Seneca*
Stanley
Sugar

Plum, Japanese --

Burgundy
Casselman
Eldorado
Elephant Heart
Kelsey
Laroda
Nubiana
Santa Rosa
Satsuma
(many others)

Pluot (plum-apricot hybrid) Â

Black Kat
Blue Gusto
Crimson Heart
Dapple Fire
Early Dapple
Flavor Fall
Flavor Gem
Flavor Gold
Flavor Grenade
Flavor Heart
Flavorich
Flavorite
Flavor Jewel
Flavor King
Flavorosa
Flavor Queen
Flavor Supreme
Flavor Treat
Flavor Wynne
Geo Pride
Marcia's Flavor
Plum Parfait
Royal Treat
Spring Flavor

Quince --

CookeÂs Jumbo
Orange
Pineapple
Smyrna

OTHERS

Fig --

(Black) ÂMissionÂ
ÂBrown TurkeyÂ
ÂConadriaÂ
ÂKadotaÂ

Jujube (Ziziphus) --

ÂJinÂ
ÂLangÂ
ÂLiÂ
ÂSherwoodÂ
ÂSilverhillÂ

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) --

ÂBig JimÂ
ÂAdvanceÂ
ÂChampagneÂ
ÂGold NuggetÂ
ÂMacBethÂ

Mulberry, Black (Morus nigra) Â

ÂPersianÂ
ÂBlack BeautyÂ
ÂKaesterÂ
ÂPakistan KingÂ
ÂSullivanÂ
ÂThompsonÂ

Pomegranate --
ÂAmbrosiaÂ
ÂBlazeÂ
ÂEarly WonderfulÂ
ÂEversweetÂ
ÂGrenadaÂ
ÂPink Pearl DropsÂ
ÂRosamiaÂ
ÂSweetÂ
ÂUtah SweetÂ
ÂWhiteÂ
ÂWonderfulÂ

NUTS

Almond (takes two for pollination with noted exceptions *) --

ÂAll-in-OneÂ*
ÂCarmelÂ
ÂGarden PrinceÂ*
ÂMissionÂ
ÂNeplus UltraÂ
ÂNonpareilÂ
ÂPriceÂ

Chestnut (takes two to pollinate) Â

ÂColossalÂ
ÂDunstanÂ
ÂEurobellaÂ

Filbert, Hazelnut (takes two to pollinate) Â

ÂBarcelonaÂ
ÂBrixnutÂ
ÂButlerÂ
ÂDaviannaÂ
ÂDu ChillyÂ
ÂEnnisÂ
ÂWhite AvelineÂ

Pistachio (Pistacia vera) (takes two to pollinate) Â

ÂJoley  female
ÂKerman  female
ÂPeters  male (pollinator)
ÂSfax -- female

Walnut --

ÂChandlerÂ
ÂHartleyÂ
ÂHowardÂ
ÂTehamaÂ

UNCOMMON HARDY FRUITS

Mulberry hybrids --

ÂCollier (Morus alba X M. rubra)
ÂIllinois Everbearing (M. alba X M. rubra)
ÂTehama ("Giant White")
ÂWellington (ÂNew AmericanÂ)

Black persimmon (Diospyros digyna)

Che (Cudrania tricuspidata)

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (some self-fertile, otherwise hand pollinated) Potential (not tested well) --

ÂMary Foos JohnsonÂ
ÂMitchellÂ
ÂOverleeseÂ
ÂProlificÂ
ÂRebeccaÂs GoldÂ
ÂSunflower (sf)
ÂTaylorÂ
ÂTaytooÂ
ÂWellsÂ

Persimmon hybrids --
ÂKeenerÂ
ÂNikitaÂs GiftÂ
ÂRossiyankaÂ

Strawberry Tree, Chinese (Myrica rubra)

Joe

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 3:39PM
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kerrican2001(z9b CA)

Besides those listed above (which are an awesome list BTW), there are also the following fruits you may be interested in, which we've grown with great success in Walnut Creek, CA (used to be designated Zone 14, but was changed to Zone 15, possibly due to being milder in winter than Sacto, so these may or may not be as dependable for you):

Citrus
-Improved Meyer Lemon (bears year round)
-Lisbon Lemon
-Rangpur Lime
-Navel Orange
-Moro Blood Orange (prob our best citrus crop -- get a deep reddish blush and very sweet and fruity)
-Owari Satsuma Mandarin (also super heavy bearer and very sweet)
-Kumquat (all varieties)

Macadamia
-"Beaumont" variety - maintenance and pest free, has simply shrugged off any winter cold since planting in 2000, reasonably fast grower, attractive, and we're getting a HUGE crop of nuts this year -- literally hundreds of them.

White Sapote
-Not sure of variety anymore, but tree is attractive, slow growing, fruiting is not reliable due to timing of flowers (too windy or too hot minimizes bees)

Avocado
-Mexicola / Mexicola Grande -- hands down the most reliable producer for inland NorCal from what we've seen. Friends have had a tree for over 20 years. Crops cycle heavy and light. Have had crates of fruit some years. Not a popular variety and hard to find, but great.

FRUITING SHRUBS

Pineapple guava (feijoa) - foolproof shrub, attractive, heavy bearer of fruit in October/November

Strawberry guava - surprisingly easy to grow, ours is about 6 feet tall and bushy, vigorous, heavy bearer of fall fruit, a no fuss plant.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 6:01PM
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calistoga_al

Your local county extension service probably has a localized list available. Al

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 10:50PM
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raymondo17(z9 Sacramento)

Wow, Joe, your handle is well deserved! Garden Guru indeed! Thank you so much for taking the time to write up that list. Again, wow!

And Kerrican, thanks for your kind additions, Calistoga for your suggestion as well.

Best regards,

-Ray

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 1:08PM
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big-eyes

does anybody have a list for zone 10? thanks

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 10:35PM
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gardenguru1950(SunsetZ16)

big-eyes:

Are you USDA Zone 10 or Sunset Western Garden Book Zone 10? BIG difference.

Joe

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 11:25PM
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ck36

kerrican2001 - I live in Pleasant Hill and never have seen a macadamia nut tree around and I would love to try adding this tree to my garden. Could you tell me where you purchased the tree?

Great lists thanks!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 10:15PM
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applenut_gw

Raymondo:

Just about any apple will fruit in Zone 9 or 10 (ignore the chilling hour rating), but that doesn't mean it will be good. Northen Spy fruits just fine here, but is of terrible quality. Arkansas Black however, is outstanding. Macintosh and its offspring are usually poor, while Winesap and its offspring like Stayman, King David, and Blacktwig are very good. Do a Google search for warm climate apples.

Applenut

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 11:56PM
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Doolittle_Dr_com

Anna Apple
The Anna Apple Tree is a great tree for USDA zone 9b, (Sunset zone 19). In San Bernardino, California, our Anna ripens in late June through early July. The apples are medium-large with greenish-yellow skin with a slight red blush. The fruit is sweet just slightly tart, a crisp apple with a creamy white flesh. Our Simi-Dwarf tree produced fruit at an early age. I was told that a Pollinator was required and planted a Dorsett Golden, which died, (due to lack of care). Our Anna is a heavy producer, although I do not have a pollinator.
Last year we even had a second small crop in the late fall.
The Anna is also a attractive garden tree and seems to be drought tolerant.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 8:53PM
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