What kind of fruit trees to plant - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, Ca
Question by pledgerville
August 22, 2009
We are putting in a new backyard and would like some small fruit trees - are apricot, peach and nectarine trees feasible?

Answer from NGA
August 22, 2009


Only certain varieties of peaches and nectarines will produce fruit in your mild winter area. These trees have a winter chilling requirement (depending on variety, a certain number of hours below 45F). With that in mind, here are some low-chill fruit trees to consider:
Almond: Garden Prince; Apple: Anna with Dorsett Golden as pollinizer, Ein Shemer, Adina and Pettingill; Apricot: Royal, Autumn Royal and Gold Kist; Cherry: Stella and Royal Rainier; Cherry Plum: Sprite with Delight as the pollinizer; Grapefruit: Oroblanco and Melogold; Kumquat: Fukushu and Meiwa; Lime: Bearss and Thornless Mexican Lime; Peach: Mid-pride and August Pride as the pollinizer; Plum: Mariposa with Santa Rosa as the pollinizer; Pluot (plum-apricot hybrid): Dapple Dandy and Flavor Queen; Pomegranate: Utah Sweet; White nectarine: Arctic Star; White peaches: Floridaprince, Tropic Snow and Donut (also called Stark Saturn, Saucer or Peento); Yellow nectarine: Panamint. Best wishes with your edible landscape!

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