Fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Clara, Ca
Question by jitub
December 29, 2010
Which fruit trees grow best in Santa Clara, CA. I have 4 * 25 feet area in my backyard and would like to grow fruit trees, is this area sufficient rest of the are is covered with concerete. How many trees I cna grow.


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Answer from NGA
December 29, 2010

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Dozens of different types of fruit trees will grow well in Santa Clara but because your yard is small and fruit trees can become large, you'll want to plant dwarf or semi-dwarf trees. These typically grow less than 10 feet tall and six feet wide. If you keep them pruned, you should be able to fit 5 or 6 trees into your yard and they'll have ample room.

You can grow apple trees (Akane, Ashmead's Kernel, Braeburn, Claygate Pearmain, Cox's Orange Pippin, Empire, Fortune, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Hudson Golden Gem, Jonagold, Jonathan, Mutsu, Newtown Pippin, and Swaar); apricot trees (Blenheim, Earligold, Moorpark, and Tomcot); sweet cherries (Bing, Black Tartarian, Coe?s Transparent, Craig's Crimson (self-fertile), Index (self-fertile), Lapins, Rainier, Republican (Black Republican or Black Oregon), Stella, Van and Utah Giant.

Or, genetic dwarf peaches (Empress, Garden Gold, Golden Gem, Golden Glory, Honey Babe, Southern Flame, Southern Rose and Southern Sweet), nectarines (Garden Beauty, Garden Delight, Garden King, Golden Prolific, Necta Zee, Nectarina, Southern Belle and Sunbonnet), pears (Bartlett, Comice, Seckel (French Butter) and Winter Nelis). If you can find dwarf pluots, plums and prunes, they will grow well in your region, too.

Hope this short list is helpful.

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