THanks for suggestions. I'm not in 8B, but have access to a undeveloped property that is.
Paw paw is a good idea, might be too dry though. I tried a few seedlings at the beginning of last year and one might have made it through the summer. Jujube I should have mentioned. Likes the climate, but some critter keeps clearing off the leaves. Fig and pomegranate both good ideas.
Regarding passionfruit, any suggested varieties?
Raisin tree I really want. Need to find a source. Kiwi good idea, but i wonder how it'll fair the animals. Grapes are notoriously hard to do in woodland/wild settings.
Walnut and chestnut I want too. My california walnut is doing fine, my english baked to death. Chestnuts both suffered from the heat and were chewed to bits. Will try again with some deer protection.
I do want to try both arbutus and feijoa. Not too impressive a fruit on the arbutus, but should be ideal in every other regard. Maybe an orchard for distilling madrono?