Strip leaves in January or not (I’ve heard both)? Avocado trees don’t have to be planted on mounds universally. But even if you narrowed it to peach trees, there are still numerous varieties of peach that you could grow well there. For more than two decades, California Tropical Fruit Tree nursery has proven the viability of its inventory for successful long-term growth in Southern California. Needs: Plenty of sun! They all grow well in most parts of the San Gabriel Valley. Many varieties are well adapted to Southern California gardens, it just depends on your preference. You could also narrow choices further by deciding whether you want white or yellow flesh, and then do you want the flesh to pull cleanly from the seed (called “freestone”). Adding shutoff valves to the micro-sprinklers are of great help in rectifying that. See this chart by Dave Wilson Nursery for harvest times of deciduous fruit trees, and see this chart by Maddock Ranch Nursery for citrus and avocados. Surprisingly here in Point Loma the humidity is high all the time. I’m still looking for evidence that stripping the leaves is of benefit. They will overtake the scion (the top part of the tree whose fruit you want) and eventually kill it. I’ve lived in La Mesa for 5 yrs now. Trees in containers are an exception, however. There are Acacias that have a predictable lifespan of 10-15 years, more and then you are living on borrowed time. Containers and pots can dry out quickly in warm weather, so your fruit tree may need to be watered weekly, or even daily in really hot weather. 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(For more on chill hours, see, this article by the University of California, “[Fruit trees] grown in backyard settings in typical sandy loam to clay loam soil with proper irrigation rarely need to be fertilized.” Many gardeners find this hard to believe, but it has also been my experience. Hi Greg, thanks for posting all of this wonderful information on growing avocados in southern California! I was mostly going for multiple budded trees for harvest extension, space and variety. I’m in Altadena and want to grow a peach tree but don’t have a lot of direct sun space for two trees to cross pollinate. Many people think that eating pomegranate involves too much work to remove all the little arils inside and is too messy. A shrub or tree with dark, grape-like fruit growing directly from its trunks and main branches. (One of them is in my yard!). Quince trees also grow very easily in hot dry gardens, but the fruit cannot be eaten raw. It needs little care compared with most other fruit trees — no pruning or spraying. We received some tangerines this year after watering through the summer, and once passed the seeds they were tasty. Citrus leafminer damage freaks many people out, but just leave it alone and natural enemies control it somewhat (although they don’t eradicate it). Hi Greg, Commercial production of fruit remains an important crop, and home gardeners can take advantage of favorable weather conditions in much of the state to grow their own fresh fruit. Planting Fruit Trees In the Summer. There are a lot of Eucalyptus chips, I will dig them up and save them as mulch! I was wondering if you would recommend growing a hass avocado tree that way. That’s the one I would plant if I could have a plum tree where I live. (See my posts, “Fertile soil can be child’s play,” and “Fertilizing avocado trees.”). Peach trees are short-lived trees (15-20 yr). What function would you like the ground cover to serve? Most varieties of nectarines 6. (Also see my post, “When to pick avocados.”). I successfully pruned the apricot and plum in February (their 3rd year). 2003-2020 Carol Lightwood  All Rights Reserved. The California Tropical Fruit Tree nursery staff is happy to provide personal assistance in the selection of tree varieties for every-sized project, whether commercial or residential. These trees are extremely successful in Southern California, and especially in San Diego and Coronado. Popular, dwarf fruit trees to grow in pots. The list of subtropical fruit trees that follows describes some of the more commonly grown subtropical fruit trees in San Diego. I’m scared it won’t make it.I appreciate you, thanks. Most selections bear a small crop of fruit in June or July and a larger one August to October. They did fine, except for the vigorous eucalyptus roots that invaded repeatedly in order to drink from my irrigation. Even sweeter than the popular Honeycrisp apples, with a dense crisp texture, the Pixie Crunch Apple is the best possible apple for eating fresh in the early fall! In general, I don’t bother stripping leaves from my trees and they’ve always performed fine. When to prune? My Dad and I were thinking about building a raised bed or pot if you will. But I’ll guess that in eastern Temecula you can successfully grow anything that is rated at 500 hours or fewer. Do I need to have someone take out the stump before I plant? My goal is to get the most reliable varieties I can for the area. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. It’s doubtful that this fit of abnormal growth and flowering will make quality fruit, but I can’t say so for sure. I am 8 (not 18) miles from the coast, not a direct flat path, lots of hills between Mission Viejo and the ocean, not sure if that is considered close or not. Riverside Citrus Variety Collection website: https://citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/smithred.html, Hello. Pomegranates 7. We have a dwarf apple tree on a container and recently noticed “baby apple trees” growing at the base. I broached them. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. “Citrus is important in every cuisine. Sandy or sandy loam soil is fine. by Greg Alder | Apr 13, 2018 | Avocados, Citrus, Fruit | 48 comments. I do that too, as does every farmer I’ve met. Trees are a thought to the future, but not always for as long as one might think. Pomegranates really grow effortlessly in Southern California, take very little water, and their fiery orange blossoms and decoratively shaped fruit are very ornamental. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Entire website, wording, design, photos © Copyright. Gardeners in Northern and Southern California can enjoy fresh-grown citrus. Examples are certain plums and pluots. If you live in the Upper South, grow fig trees in containers and bring them indoors for winter. I’ve been chatting with people about this lately. If you decide to be brave and plant an apple tree here are your best choices:  ‘Dorsett Golden’, ‘Fiji’, ‘Pink Lady’ and ‘Anna’. Hi Greg, plums, pomegranates, peaches, apricots and figs. In fact, see the Fuerte tree in my post called “Can you grow an avocado tree in a small yard?” That tree is one mile from the ocean. I would really appreciate your feedback. My wife was making margaritas with our limes last week. Hard freezes, however, damage lemons. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. An edible garden with backyard fruit trees takes a little planning. I wouldn’t strip leaves or flowers or fruit, and I definitely wouldn’t prune yet. Thank you for all the great information. Maybe a lemon and lime tree would be awesome! Best Apple Trees for Southern Climates If you are in an area with less than 500 chill hours per year (zone 8-10) , then these apple varieties are your best options for growing your own apple trees! A healthy citrus or avocado tree should have foliage so dense that you cannot see through to the other side. That can’t hurt anything. This versatile and hardy tree produces ascending … In general, compared to avocados, I find that citrus can be watered less often and more deeply and with any method. If I were you, I’d think about the time of year you want to harvest the peaches, as that will narrow your choices. Fuertes produce where Fuertes produce. Looking for proven and new ideas for drought tolerant gardening? 3.Meyer Lemon. I also like their flexibility as you demonstrated in your video. The following are dwarf trees: ‘Bonanza II. These can make an edible hedge if you plant them about 4 feet apart. Planting Fruit Trees In the Fall. Like all citrus trees, they depend on abundant sunshine, regular rainwater, well-drained soil and consistent harvesting. In Southern California, longan trees typically grow up to 25′ and require weekly deep waterings. I invite you to subscribe the free Hot Gardens newsletter today. Trees may be labelled “dwarf” or “semi-dwarf” but still get bigger than you want. I’m thinking of writing a post about spraying very soon, so I’ll leave that be for now. I’ve been told by people growing them close to the beach here in California that they get this early (“off”) bloom, but I’ve never seen it. They have helped me to get informed and gain confidence. The taste of its fruit is rare–very acidic and sweet. If the spring heats up too much too early, you won’t get any pollination. California has been a breadbasket to the nation for years. We live in San Gabriel Valley area. When Diane Cu and Todd Porter bought their home in Costa Mesa, California, they immediately set out to do a serious makeover on the 1/4-acre backyard. Planted these trees eight feet apart in my mom’s backyard in 2011/2012. Always plant at or a few inches above the level of the surrounding soil. Best of all, these trees won’t take over your yard. A nectarine is just a smooth skinned peach, but they tend to be even sweeter. Pomegranate trees which can range in a price of $5.00 to $5.50 each in grocery stores, will thrive and produce high quality fruit for years to come as the tree increases in size. Most nurseries are retail nurseries and seasonally purchase their bareroot selections from major nurseries or propagators specializing in tree fruits. (See my post “Grafting a pollenizer branch into your fruit tree.”), Size of tree is mostly controlled by you, not rootstock. I am wondering what goal for chills hours I should set my search to. Usually, when deciduous trees lose their leaves earlier than expected it’s because they’re stressed. Trees are a thought to the future, but not always for as long as one might think. Last on our list for the best shade trees for Southern California is the Mulberry tree! This Hass has a handful. While not a tree, some grapes grow well in hot, dry gardens including the ‘Thompson Seedless’, ‘Golden Muscat’ and the ‘Alden’. If you must grow in a container, then go big, like half-wine barrel ultimately. I also don't want trees that get too root heavy, like a Ficus. Am I right or is it dying? I have only a little experience with Carmen Hass. And keeping trees small from the beginning is far easier than reducing the size of an old tree. Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona in the Sonoran desert where winters are warm. See more information about it at this page from the U.C. Most of these are self-pollinating and need some winter chill. I am in the early stages of starting a business and recently decided to include limited species of fruit trees in the mix. Figs are self-pollinating, so you need only one to get fruit. I live in Cypress, California, Zone 10. If your soil drains well (doesn’t puddle a lot during winter rains), and you can make sure to apply the irrigation water that you give to the tree out by the edge of its canopy and not right next to the trunk (especially as the tree gets older), then it should grow fine. Top Fruit Trees in California. Keep up the good work! This late in the year, you’ll likely get no regrowth until next spring. Your options in Castaic are many. I think you could plant an avocado right by that pine stump. The trunk grows wide making it a sturdy tree. Richard, You might find this post useful, especially regarding feeling confident that you are in the ballpark of giving your citrus trees as much water as they need: https://gregalder.com/yardposts/how-much-to-water-a-fruit-tree-in-southern-california-roughly/. If you know of any, please tell me. If you can narrow down your desires, then I could give suggestions. So I planned a couple 15-gallon Santa Rosa plums in October, and they quickly lost all their leaves and went “dormant” for about two weeks, when they started growing leaves again. Sometimes they seem even higher. It can grow … Grapefruit Grapefruits hanging from branch These trees are often deciduous and after losing their leaves will develop flower buds that open in spring and provide plenty of color and fragrance. Some varieties of pears 10. Planting Fruit Trees In the Fall. It resembles the bael fruit in shape and size. I’m interested in planting cherries, Pluots, apples and peaches. Often, the trees that start flowering during a warm spell in winter do so because they’ve already met their chill need, which is very low. If you live in the Upper South, grow fig trees in containers and bring them indoors for winter. (See my post, “My best advice on pruning deciduous fruit trees: Keep them small.”), Do not thin canopies of citrus and avocado. Citrus do very well on drip. One of the places the lemon will grow is in the warm climate of Southern California. The 4-1 flavor king, queen, supreme, dapple dandy looks good but supreme needs 7-800 chill hrs. Grape plants require strategic pruning and constant soil moisture in the Spring to produce ample fruit. As far as I’ve seen, growers farther inland don’t get the early bloom, or it doesn’t end up setting fruit. (For more on chill hours, see this article by the University of California. I have a new meyer lemon tree that was unfortunately planted about an inch below surrounding grade. All 3 strangely enough have the same curling leaves. Consult your local nursery for the varieties for your area because many citrus trees do not like very hot weather either and are subject to sunburn. Do you have any experience or insight here? For more about grapes suitable for your garden, visit your local nursery or for even more fun go on a wine-sampling road trip to the commercial wineries in locations from Southern Arizona to Southern Nevada. Fruit trees and shrubs can live for many years if they receive proper sunlight, soil, and air circulation. California nature/Zen poet Gary Snyder describes the magic of persimmons and the fruit’s "sweet orange goop” in “Mu Ch’i’s Persimmons”. (For more on chill hours, see this article by the University of California. Something similar to that is what you’re aiming for. You can control the size of any fruit tree — while still getting a lot of fruit — by pruning. Also, if the tree had been in a container (not bare root), put the water right by the trunk for the first couple months. Most selections bear a small crop of fruit in June or July and a larger one August to October. Consult your local nursery for the varieties for your area because many citrus trees do not like very hot weather either and are subject to sunburn. There are, of course, the ornamental plums, but why grow them when you can grow fruit bearing trees! I also have a Meyer Lemon in a big pot. Here are some proven winners. I love your site. Ask Me Anything and tree planting deception, Skating, sledding and a Joni Mitchell song at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, Mission Inn Festival of Lights is wild for animatrontic elves and real parrots. If a soil’s drainage is fast, there’s no need for a mound. Sure, you can prune an apple anytime. Other fruit tree options for Southern California include mangos, guavas, pineapple guavas, peaches, nectarines and pears. (See my post, “How to water a newly planted avocado tree.”), Mulch of wood chips is magical. They will probably be very healthy, but they won’t make the fruit that you want, and they will grow taller, shade, and eventually kill your original tree. If they were my trees though, I wouldn’t do anything. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Planting during or just before mild and wet weather arrives, allows this to happen. Australian production is small compared with leading avocado producing countries, at 29 834 It produces nutritious fruits that taste like a combination of strawberries and pears, though really soft while chewing. During the growing season, you will need to water the fruit tree consistently, as the coastal breezes will dry it out more easily. Most people seem inclined toward watering too often. We recently had a plantain tree knock over the wall in our yard because it got WAY too big! Thank you. Thank you! There are Acacias that have a predictable lifespan of 10-15 years, more and then you are living on borrowed time. Southern California is not a very deciduous place, so to speak. Fruit trees for a year-round harvest in Southern California. Also, a local nursery recommended a Carmen Hass. Thank you for your help. Some citrus trees can be grown in the low Mojave desert, such as Palm Springs, California. reach 10 to 15 feet in height and will need a winter chill period to produce abundant fruit. Most banana plants I’ve seen will send out a flower sometime around two years after planting — … Aside from such horticultural considerations as location, soil, and exposure there is the attitude of the person making the selection, perhaps the most important consideration […] Can I prune? Its fruit grows up to four inches in length, has a honey-like sweetness, and may be eaten either fresh or dried. Fruit should ripen between late summer and winter. Your other plum is probably much healthier at this point compared to the recently planted plums. Is there a name you could give me of a self fertile peach tree for zone 10a that has juicy, delicious fruit? The citrus watering is just magic to me in that I never know if I have too much or too little water. On the other hand, I know some Fuerte trees twenty to thirty miles from the ocean that barely fruit. The best choice for storing the fruits is on the tree, according to the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sacramento County. We always welcome you to Contact Us with questions on the type and number of trees that would work best for you. (See my posts, “How and when to prune citrus trees,” and “Pruning avocado trees.”), Remove rootstock suckers. All your articles are keepers, especially this one. When/if to spray? I can dig a 3 foot hole and fill with water and it will still be there 24 hours later. I thought that was exciting but now I’m worried they’re suckers. A new book, Fruit Trees in Small Spaces by Colby Eierman, describes how to grow fruit trees, care for them and — most importantly — reap the rewards. I recently bought a Red Valencia Semi Dwarf at our local nursery (grown by Durling Nursery) as opposed to a regular Valencia Semi Dwarf, as it looked like the best tree at the time. Peach trees are almost all self fertile. Here are 15 fruit tree varieties that grow well in the San Diego area: 1. If your heart is set on growing vegetables in a hot arid climate you will probably be disappointed–unless you want underground vegetables like potatoes and carrots which can be grown in pots or these clever growing bags I found on Amazon. It also is aromatic and flowers in the springtime. Carmen is almost indistinguishable from Hass in every way except that it has an early bloom, sometimes, in some places, apparently. Good luck with the business, tell me more about it if you’re willing, and let me know if there are any other fruit-tree issues I can help with. It is a good idea to know which fruit trees grow best in the Southland. I don’t know where the myth arose that eucalyptus are somehow poisonous, but I’ve never seen nor heard of any evidence for it. Some citrus trees can be grown in the low Mojave desert, such as Palm Springs, California, as well as in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona in the Sonoran desert where winters are warm. They can reach 10 to 30 feet tall, and are best for spacious areas. So good to hear feedback like this! Lemon trees, lime trees, and orange trees do not do well in the parts of the desert with cold winters, for example, Las Vegas, Nevada or other areas of the high Mojave desert. Plant in cages or kill gophers. Probably other soil types would work too, but I haven’t tried them or seen them personally. Even better, they do not need a lot of watering. Plant these self-pollinating varieties: ‘Goldmine’, ‘Gower’, ‘Stanwick’, and ‘Le Grand’ and you can feed the whole neighborhood, ) as well as nectarine trees grow to about 25 feet high, if left unpruned. Their use can also put you on a “pesticide treadmill” since a pest’s natural enemies have been harmed and can no longer fight for you as effectively. Have a look at the Dave Wilson Nursery website to try to narrow your options on apples and peaches (e.g. There are varieties that you can harvest as early as May, and there are varieties that don’t ripen until the very end of summer. I probably should have done some research first! It is often said that they produce better away from the beach but I know of Fuerte trees that produce very well within a couple miles of the beach. Would you please let me know which fruit trees will remain green during the winter other than lemons and avocados. That might make a timely post coming up here soon. Planting a fruit tree when temperatures are high does not give it a chance to settle in and grow properly. Some varieties that do well in the desert are: ‘Desert Gold’, ‘Early Elberta’, ‘Bonita’, and ‘Rio Grande’. I’ll work on a watering table for citrus. I’ve used many methods, but my favorite gopher trap by far is the Cinch Trap. The watering chart you created for avocados was an eye opener. The ‘Satsuma’. I do give my citrus roughly 25 percent less water in volume compared to my avocados. Trees in containers are an exception, however. Zone 9 Fruit Tree Varieties. But I did. Really great post! If you’d like to know which varieties I have in my own yard, I’ve listed many of them on the chart in my post, “Fruit tree varieties for a year-round harvest in Southern California.”. Among the best varieties for our hot, dry climate are two self-pollinators: ‘Beauty’ and ‘Santa Rosa’. Lemon trees, lime trees, and orange trees do not do well in the parts of the desert with cold winters, for example, Las Vegas, Nevada or other areas of the high Mojave desert. Kiwifruit: Actinidia deliciosa A vine with fuzzy brown fruit. Planting during or just before mild and wet weather arrives, allows this to happen. If the tree’s trunk is below grade, then water will collect there and make it vulnerable to crown-rotting diseases. Desert-grown apples just don’t make the grade as far as I am concerned.). George H. SpaldingLasca Leaves 21:64-70, 1971 Southern California gardeners are fortunate in having a wide variety of trees available to them. The trees can adapt to a wide range of soil but prefer rich, well-drained soil. They will start producing fruit in about 3 or 4 years and you can place 2 or 3 varieties in one hole when you plant. Pomegranates can take all day sun and will grow in alkaline soil. For example, a friend has a Flordaprince peach tree that starts blooming earlier than anything else in his orchard because it has such a low requirement for chill hours. Can you give me any advice as to what you would recommend? Again thank you so much for your weekly posts. Very excellent post, doyou have a You-Tube Channel? Hi Greg, I am separating my citrus zones and creating new avocado zones on my watering system after reading your watering advise for avocados. Still need more income? Finally, a curious difference that I’ve noticed over the years is that during the fall the water needs of citrus trees rise to where they are nearly the same as avocados, just for that period of the year. Thanks so much, Juan. Some varieties that do well in the desert are: ‘Desert Gold’, ‘Early Elberta’, ‘Bonita’, and ‘Rio Grande’. It will allow you to water less often and less in overall volume throughout the year. As a general guideline, the best time to plant trees in Southern California is during late summer or early fall. In Southern California, we can grow almost every type of deciduous fruit tree (think peaches, apples, plums, apricots, cherries), but we must be careful about choosing varieties that are suited to our relatively mild winters, usually of less than 500 chill hours. Apple trees for southern California As a rule most apple varieties prefer a climate where there is a definite winter period with temperatures around or below freezing, and summer temperatures not exceeding the low 90s. The only trees/plants that have survived are 2 Ficus and a couple succulents. Or should I prune it now (or January), regardless of leaf coverage? Citrus trees. In the Claremont, CA, area, summer planting is not recommended because the temperatures are generally quite high. Some people new to growing fruit trees might think that all seedlings arising from a Kent Mango seed for example will grow and produce identical Fruit and trees but this is not the case. Make it your goal to periodically dig to feel the level of moisture around roots before watering. It must be prepared and cooked into a very tasty jam. They require adequate summer watering, deep and well-drained soils, high nitrogen fertility, fruit thinning, and pest control sprays to prevent peach leaf curl and brown rot. Temperate trees and shrubs grow best in climates in which the winters are warm enough that plant tissue is not killed from extreme low temperatures, but not so warm that buds receive inadequate chilling to break dormancy. Pruning is recommended to keep tree height to under 12 feet. There are so many delicious ones that will produce well in your area. That bite … The tree is dependable, medium size and perfectly suited to California gardens. Known as stone fruits, plums are good for eating off the tree, as well as making jellies and jams. I have read from posts in the FB group San Diego Gardener from John Clements, citrus roots are near the surface which lead me to water small 2X / week. You have answered a personal email from me and I really appreciated it! Excess fruit can lead to sunburn and even branch breaking. Thank you, Judy. Dwarf fig trees, which have sweet purple or green fruit and large leaves, love full sun, don’t need pollinating and are drought tolerant. April is a dynamic time to talk about fruit trees — as they are all blooming and flushing — and this last week I did so as the monthly speaker for the Ocean Hills Garden Club in Oceanside. including the ‘Thompson Seedless’, ‘Golden Muscat’ and the ‘Alden’. I have an in ground home orchard in Point Loma and your posts have been enlightening. I also don't want trees that get too root heavy, like a Ficus. Our California Tree List includes many of the trees that have been successful in our own landscapes. I haven’t done this exactly; I’ve planted other things by pine stumps, and I’ve planted avocados by other kinds of tree stumps. Glad to hear that you appreciate the links because I sometimes wonder if I overdo them. Some varieties of apricots 11. Few of our native plants are deciduous, and some that are drop their leaves in summer rather than winter! The Camphor tree is one of the best shade trees for Southern California homes because it reaches an ultimate height of around 50 to 60 inches. Should I strip the leaves and flowers and fruit, and prune it in January (like I was originally planning)? Avocados 8. The best tasting plum variety to grow in a Southern California home garden is ‘Santa Rosa’. If you live within a mile of the beach, some citrus and other fruits that ripen early in the year are unlikely to get as sweet as you hope. 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