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Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« on: July 21, 2019, 02:16:24 PM »
A friend just moved into a barren yard on a beachfront property. I've heard that some fruit trees are salt intolerant and do no like the salt spray from the ocean.

What are some good choices for him?

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 04:06:32 PM »
There is a house, right?  Not living in a tent?  Does the house divide the property?  Meaning is their garden space on the side of the house (east?) which is protected or away from the ocean?  That should be the focus of where to plant the fruit trees, I would say.  In Florida I've seen mango trees growing on the protected side of beachfront houses.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 04:13:32 PM by johnb51 »
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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 04:50:03 PM »
Hahaha I should have written that better.

It's a house with a barren yard.

And does this apply to a West coast (southern california) property?

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2019, 04:59:25 PM »
Seaberry,Nitraria.It also depends on the soil but still if its only sand these 2 might grow if they are not shaded.

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 01:57:58 PM »
Coconut, Ping Pong longan, Mango

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 11:36:36 AM »
sapodilla, soursop, mulberry

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 04:23:45 PM »
Figs

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 04:37:29 PM »
Sea buckthorn (seaberry) is tasty and known to tolerate salt spray.  I don't know if it has a chill requirement, though, it is very cold hardy.

Eugenias, apparently. 
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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »
My advice is to ignore things that need any but the shortest chill if on the beach in SD.  Maybe look at the fruit planting at Quail/SDBG.  Some of the temperate stuff that uses heat units more then chill?  Remember near beaches can be high fruit theft areas by visitors and tent people.

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Re: Which Fruit Trees Can Tolerate Oceanfront/Beach Location?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 05:31:53 PM »
If I lived near the ocean I would try some coffee plants and pineapples and that kind of stuff. S8 and american beauty dragonfruit would also work well there.  Those DF are self pollinating and need less heat than others.  And as bonus taste is some of the best. Mangos take the salt also but maybe not enough heat units there.  Using mango seeds would be best. 
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 05:33:33 PM by spaugh »
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