|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?
|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
Autumn Royal (ripens late)
Aprium (apricot-plum hybrid) –
Pears, Asian --
Plum, European --
Plum, Japanese --
Pluot (plum-apricot hybrid) –
Jujube (Ziziphus) --
Mulberry, Black (Morus nigra) –
Almond (takes two for pollination with noted exceptions *) --
Filbert, Hazelnut (takes two to pollinate) –
Pistachio (Pistacia vera) (takes two to pollinate) –
‘Joley’ – female
UNCOMMON HARDY FRUITS
Mulberry hybrids --
‘Collier’ (Morus alba X M. rubra)
Black persimmon (Diospyros digyna)
Che (Cudrania tricuspidata)
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (some self-fertile, otherwise hand pollinated) Potential (not tested well) --
‘Mary Foos Johnson’
Strawberry Tree, Chinese (Myrica rubra)
|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): |
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.
|Your local county extension service probably has a localized list available. Al|
|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.
|does anybody have a list for zone 10? thanks|
Are you USDA Zone 10 or Sunset Western Garden Book Zone 10? BIG difference.
|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!
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.
- Posted by Ed 9b(Doolittle@Dr.com) onTue, Jun 28, 11 at 20:53
|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.
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