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I am trying to justify getting a small greenhouse due to space limitations, but canít think of any fruit tree that I can grow in there other than growing grafted seedlings. I am in zone 9b and mangoes, lychees, and anonnas grow well  outside in the ground. Any fruit trees you would grow in a greenhouse in 9b that is about 10í high?

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 01:03:31 AM »
We use our greenhouse to start plants for the veggie garden in february. We can get frost all the way to april and it's great to get such a head-start. Also, it's great to baby some small plants that go into the ground later, for example, I have a dozen citrus "trees" in pots there right now plus two dragonfruit. Come june/july the greenhouse is basically emptied and becomes an oven 'til the next cold season. If we had a more conventional property/house a lean-to with some shelving units with lights would probably be the most economical way to go.

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 08:39:07 AM »
dwarf bananas would fit

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 11:58:26 AM »
What about cacao?  I am zone 6 and grow them to fruiting (with hand pollination) in my greenhouse all year 'round. 
They are supposed to be good down to zone 10, but I keep my tropical house at about 11b-12 in the winter.
My ceiling height is 10' 2", but they are in pots, so they are actually only about 8' tall.

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 01:15:39 PM »
Cacao is a great suggestion, I havenít thought about growing it. The greenhouse will be an oven in the summer as tve mentioned, and probably need to relocate all trees during summer. So only trees that donít tolerate below 40s will need to go in there during winter as long as the fruit is good. My cheap pop up is working fine for grafting mango seedlings so far, but it is hitting 85F when ambient is ~75.

Bananas grow well here outside without any protection, leaves die then comeback vigorously in April.

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 05:21:12 PM »
mangosteen or achachairu would do well in a hot house

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 08:15:49 AM »
Auchacharu can be planted outdoors in 9b

Vanilla and cacao would need the extra warm

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 08:53:06 AM »
Mangos and annonas grow well? They grow fine until a frost knocks them back to the roots or worse. 9b is a horrid growing zone, too cold for tropical and too warm for temperates and all the pests and disease of both. I have gotten rid of my annonas because of the cold killing them every time I have a good one going. Mangoes are just permastuck in bush form due to sporadic freezes.

Cocoa is a good one. Rambutan(you can try), sugar apples, annonas, Barbados cherries

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 09:27:11 AM »
On the other hand I have a twenty year old jaboticaba and Starfruit and a 17 old coffee bush that has froze down a couple of times and grew back again and blooming now

my illama is doing well also

20 mango in ground

9b isnít all the same

If youíre in the country itís going to be colder than a city



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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 07:21:52 AM »
I started a playlist of edible greenhouse fruit here in zone 8

https://youtu.be/e28Kzx86CJs?list=PL2AyaQ9frDUvfkZLkUQg3-Tz62I5sFoVa

Hope that helps

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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 09:09:40 AM »
Vanilla and cacao

Soursop if you have the room

Garcinia types we can grow increase with a greenhouse
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Re: What fruit trees would you grow in a greenhouse in zone 9b
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 09:25:16 AM »
Never seen a greenhouse Garcinia. Which ones do you recomment?

 

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