Fruit tree in position without direct sunlight.

Brandon LeeJanuary 24, 2013

I live in San Diego,ca. I have a spot where I would like to put some sort of fruit tree. The problem is the spot is close to a fence. The fence in at the south of the property. During winter months the fence will block most direct sunlight from reaching a small tree. The situation will be better during the summer months.

What type of fruit trees would work in this situation?

I have thought about going with a more mature tree but I would prefer to start small.

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Bradybb WA-Zone8

What's the Spring and Fall situation look like?How about some kind of stone fruit,like Plum or Nectarine?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:03PM
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Brandon Lee

I've only been in the house since November so I can't tell you too much. I think it will get good sun in the summer and it will get good sun when it grows taller.

I am just trying to get an overall plan for the yard.

Ill start researching those fruits you mentioned.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:15PM
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barnhardt9999(8a)

Try this to track the sun.

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:07PM
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melikeeatplants

I prefer suncalc.net for checking path of sun.

You should post this in the fruit/orchards forum, you'll get more response....

When a tree is dormant it doesn't need ANY sun. So winter sun isn't an issue, however it will need sun when it leafs out...

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 12:14AM
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