Apple Trees For Southern California - Knowledgebase Question

Whittier, CA
Question by joy17
April 15, 2001
My limited experience with fruit trees has me believing I cannot grow fruit bearing apple trees because of the climate here. I recently learned that I can, indeed grow apples. What type of tree will be productive with sweet apples for this region?


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Answer from NGA
April 15, 2001

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Apples have a winter chill requirement to produce the best fruit and some of the newer cultivars have a very low chill requirement. Among those are 'Winter Banana' and 'Winter Pearmain'. You might also try 'Ein Shemer'. Good luck with your apples!

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