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what trees bear fruit in coastal so cal?

Posted by krbi 10 or 23/24 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 13:16

I just had my lawn and almost all plantings removed front and back. I am looking to replace with edible or regional plants. Also clumping bamboo for privacy screens. What trees produce edible fruit in my area - coastal So. Cal? I already have an established fig, persimmon and some kind of apple. Am especially looking for a pink blooming tree for the front, and whatever in the back. Pretty much full sun in both areas. Most books show my zone as hopeless. Please help.

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RE: what trees bear fruit in coastal so cal?

I have a couple of peach trees and a nectarine in zone 9, and lots of citrus. We have a plum in zone 10 and it is doing great.

RE: what trees bear fruit in coastal so cal?

Here on the coast, the question is: WHAT WON'T GROW AND FRUIT here?
look around and you'll probably see commercial crops, orchards and vinyards of all types. There are vinyards in Paso Robles where it gets 120 and freezes, Strawberries in Santa Maria, lemons, oranges, apples, almonds, berries of all nature etc.
In my yard--and subject to little maintainance are grapes, apples, plums, peaches, aprocots, tangellos, and guava. Across the street are acres of avocados.
All I can think of that might be a restriction would you living in the desert but I think most grow there also, think of the crops that come out of Mexico!

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