Choice of fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
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Question by riviere
March 23, 2006
Could you help me pick some citrus (lemon, oranges, clementines, grapefruit, limes) and some fruit trees (peaches, apricot..) that would grow well in my area (San Diego)? I have been so unsuccssful up to now, I want to replace the 4 trees I have. Thank you in advance for your help

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2006
The problem with growing fruit trees in your temperate climate is lack of winter chill. There are some varieties that will produce fruit with low winter chill and they have been listed and described by the University of California in a publication entitled Backyard Orchards. Here's a link to their website:

I think you'll find lots of possibilities for your San Diego landscape. Enjoy!

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