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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: AndrewAZ on June 09, 2019, 12:23:01 AM

Title: Question about shade
Post by: AndrewAZ on June 09, 2019, 12:23:01 AM
My cousin asked me a question that I couldn't answer.  He has a part of his yard that only gets 3-4 hours of sun a day.  He asked what kind of fruit he could grow.  He lives in Phoenix, zone 9b.
My first answer was nothing, but then I looked it up and blueberries, blackberries, loquat and pear where listed for shade.
I wanted to know if any of the plants we discuss on here would grow in shade in a desert zone 9b?
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: SeaWalnut on June 09, 2019, 02:36:50 AM
Ugni molinae likes shade but needs moisture.Paw paws( asimina triloba).
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: Dylan SB on June 09, 2019, 02:49:19 AM
Depending on the type of shade citrus might work ok.
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: BonsaiBeast on June 09, 2019, 02:58:20 AM
I was going to say citrus. I have a owari satsuma mandarin tree squeezed between two buildings that fruits very well with only a few hours of sun.
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: shpaz on June 09, 2019, 04:51:34 AM

Carambola
Jaboticaba
Loquat
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: Das Bhut on June 10, 2019, 05:25:06 PM
shade is good for most plants, you'll have to water less but wait longer for growth
Title: Re: Question about shade
Post by: pineislander on June 10, 2019, 07:51:49 PM
In shadier conditions trees which evolved to be in full sun will tend to grow taller and thinner too, reaching for light. If you have warm  enough conditions or even under other trees Monstera deliciosa prefers shade.