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For space reasons, it can be prudent to grow some trees tall with the lower branches removed, harvesting the fruit after it drops to the ground instead of picking it from the branches. But I wonder which trees work well like this? The fruit should drop before becoming overripe, it shouldn't immediately begin to ferment, and it shouldn't break open upon landing.

I'm particularly curious about sapodillas or any of the pouterias. These trees can grow very tall and it's usually not visually obvious when the fruit is ripe. So can you just harvest them from the ground after they drop?

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passionfruit, but not a tree
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Certainly feijoa!

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West Indian Lime and Guava, but both are small trees so easy to pick anyway.  Mango takes some bruising, but still okay if eaten soon.  Apples, of course.
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pitangatuba!

but make sure to have a soft spot for them to land!

they are fragile!

I have hundreds falling on the ground now!  I'm eating them fresh and juicing them...they are loaded with vitamin c.

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Speaking of pitangatuba, can you ship whole plants to California?

And does anyone know about the ripening of sapodilla or any pouteria?

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Mangosteen, that's  how you harvest them, and for mangoes, I don't know how it is in the US, but here in japan we grow them in a net, and pick them up for sale when they fall in the net

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Does anyone know about sapodilla, canistel, or green sapote?

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from what i have heard, green sapote is a large tree and I doubt the fruit would drop without bruising based on the specimens that I have eaten
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