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Quick and tall growing fruit tree for SF bay area

Posted by arlin SF bay area (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 22, 04 at 6:21

My wife wants a tree to block our neighbors' view of our backyard. The particular window in question is about 12' up, so it will have to be something that grows quick (of course, I understand that even a fast growing tree will take a few years to do the job.)

I want something that will be productive, i.e. fruiting.

Any suggestions? (BTW nothing wrong with the neighbors, just want some privacy.)

Oh, this is a spot that only gets sun from midday on.

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RE: Quick and tall growing fruit tree for SF bay area

Walnut (okay, it's a nut not a fruit)
Mulberry is a FAST grower
Bay tree

RE: Quick and tall growing fruit tree for SF bay area

try a Eureka lemon on a standard rootstock ( not a dwarfing rootstock). I am in Berkeley and mine grew FAST! it is very vigorous, it's evergreen and the lemons are fabulous. I'm using it to block the neighboring apartment building, and it's working! The neighbors planted an avocado and it is even faster-growing, but it is also well on it's way to being 30 or 40 feet tall. they now have dwarf avocados that are only supposed to get to 12 or 15 feet tall but I don't know if they grow as quickly. They have them at East Bay Nursery in Berkeley.

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