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Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

Posted by fchapa1 Sunset 11 (greenthumb@xemaps.com) on
Fri, Oct 28, 05 at 2:04

Here is a list I have compiled of fruits, vegetables, and edible plants that will grow in Sunset Zone 11. Sunset Zone 11 covers Southwest Desert areas such as Palmdale, Lancaster, Mohave, Barstow, California City, Baker, Yucca Valley, Las Vegas, Needles, etc.

If you have anything to add to the list, send it my way.

Thanks,
Fernando

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Amaranth
Anthriscus
Apple Tree
* Anna
* Arkansas Black
* Golden Delicious
* Granny Smith
* Gravenstein
* Lodi
* Newtown Pippin (Yellow Newtown, Yellow Pippin)
* Pristine
* Rome Beauty (Red Rome)
* Stayman

Apricot Tree
* Floragold
* Harcot
* Harglow
* Katy
* Moorpark
* Newcastle
* Tilton

Artichoke
Arugula
Broadleaf mustard
Chinese Broccoli
Chinese Mustard Greens
Chinese White Cabbage
Flowering Cabbage
Mizuna
Asparagus
Lima Bean
Dry Bean
Broad Been
Scarlet Runner Bean
Snap bean
Beet
Berlandiera lyrata
Blackberry
* Arapaho
* Apache
* Chickasaw
* Choctaw
* Kiowa
* Navaho
* Shawnee
* Boysen and Thornless Boysen
* Brazos
* Cherokee
* Logan and Thornless Logan
* Young and Thornless Young

Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Flowering Kale
Calendula officinalis
Carrot
Carthamus tinctorius
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Hackberry (Celtis)
* Desert Hackberry, Granjeno
* Common Hackberry
* European Hackberry
* Western Hackberry
* Chinese Hackberry, Yunnan

Ceratonia siliqua
Corn
Cucumber
Endive
Grape
* Alden
* America
* Black Spanish (Lenoir)
* Cambell Early
* Canadice
* Champanel
* Golden Muscat
* Himrod
* Lakemont
* Autumn Royal
* Autumn Seedless
* Black Monukka
* Early Muscat
* Fantasy
* Flame
* Muscat of Alexandria
* Muscat Hamburg
* Perlette
* Ribier

Horseradish
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Cantaloupe
Okra
Onion
Parsnip
Peanut
Pea
Peach and Nectarine Trees
* Bonanza II
* Cresthaven
* Early Elberta
* Elberta
* Fay Elberta (Gold Medal)
* Gold Dust
* Halehaven
* Honey Babe
* Indian Blood Cling (Indian Cling)
* Indian Free
* J.H. Hale
* July Elberta (Kim Elberta)
* "Nectar"
* Orange Cling (Miller Cling)
* Redskin
* Reliance
* Rio Oso Gem
* Southern Rose
* Mericrest
* Nectar Babe
* Necta Zee
* Southern Belle

Asian Pear
Peppers
Pistachio Nut Tree
Chamomile
Chicory
Radicchio
Chinese Cabbage
Cilantro
Crabapple Tree
Eggplant
Garlic
Hibiscus
Horseradish
Hyssop
Jujube Tree
Kale
Collard Greens
Lemon Balm
All types of melons
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Honeydew
Casaba Melon
Charentais Melons
Mint
Olive Tree
Prickly Pear
Pear Tree
* Bartlett
* Flordahome
* Hood
* Kieffer
* Max-Red Bartlett
* Monterrey
* Moonglow
* Orient
* Seckel

Bell Peppers
Alfalfa
Wheat
Barley
Oats
Almond Tree
* (Late blooming varieties)

Plum Tree
Anise
Pluot
Plumcot
Aprium
Poha
Pomegranate Tree
Potato
Prosopis Tree
Pumpkin
Quince
Radish
Rhubarb
Rosemary
Pitcher Sage
* Prairie Sage
* Pitcher Sage
* S. azurea grandiflora
* S. pitcheri

Pineapple Sage
* S. elegans

Roseleaf Sage (S. involucrate)
Garden Sage
Cedar Sage (S. roemeriana)
Blue Elderberry (S. mexicana/ S. caerulea)
Summer Savory (S. Hortensis)
Winter Savory (S. Montana)
Shallot
Jojoba (Sommondsiaceae)
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Squash
Strawberries
Swiss Chard
Thyme
Tomatillo
Tomato
Turnip
Rutabaga
Yucca
Prickly Pear
Pineapple Guava


Follow-Up Postings:

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RE: Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

Fig tree's !!!

Good Day ...


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RE: Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

Thanks. I'll add it to my list.


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RE: Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

"Prosopis Tree "

Edible ??? That is new to me. I'd like to here more about this ??

Good Day ...


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Edible Prosopis (Mesquite)

The flowers, buds, and pod contents are edible.

The pods can be used to make a sweet caramel-like broth, which is used as the basis of many Southwest Indian recipes. Honey can be extracted from the flowers. Some varieties of Prosopis are more sour than others.

Regards,
Fernando


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RE: Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

Fernando, Iam I glad I found you!! My husband and I relocated to 29 Palms fro DE in Nov 05 and have I had a time finding out what I can grow here. I garden in 18 gal containers and a few flowerpots. Needless to say, the triple digit temps have thrown me for a loop. So far I've ben able to keep alive orange, peach, grape, pepper, tomato, corn and melson plants by shading and watering twice a day. But I'm having trouble with my favorites: strawberries [Quinault], nectarine [Stark Bros HoneyGlo], lettuce and cucumber. No matter how moist I kept them or shade they were in, they burnt to a crisp. Is there a particular variety or technique I shoud use?

Frying to produce,
Jo'


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Container Gardening in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

I have had limited success with regular containers. The problem for me was that the containers dried out unless they were watered twice per day, however, when they were watered twice per day, too many nutrients were washed away. I switched to Self-Watering containers from Gardeners.com: http://www.gardeners.com

They have many types of self-watering containers, but item #35-901 has worked the best for me. Self-watering containers keep your soil evenly moist without washing away any of the nutrients. Because of the even moisture combined with retaining soil nutrients, my self watering container plants are 2-3 times the size of my in-ground plants.

The soil in self-watering containers needs to be able to wick moisture from the water reservoir, so I use the following mix for 1 self-watering container (40 qts).

Approximately 20qts sphagnum peat moss and 20qts of compost.
A couple of cups of perlite
1/3 cup of blood meal (nitrogen)
1/3 cup of green sand (potassium)
1/3 cup of colloidal phosphate (phosphorus)
1 tablespoon of azomite
I also mix in some Limestone to counter act the acidity of the peat moss.

I have also tried Container Soil and general purpose organic fertilizer. This worked well, but not as well as the custom mix.

Good Luck and let me know how it goes.
Fernando


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RE: Fruits & Veggies in Sunset Zone 11 (Palmdale)

Royal apricot, Fugi and Golden Dorsett apples, Satsuma and Blue Giant plums, Sweet Suprise nectarine, Desert Gold peach, All In One and Texas Mission almonds, and don't forget Thompson Seedless grape
John


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