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Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« on: June 28, 2022, 02:54:37 PM »
I have a spot for a fruit tree just east of an oak right under the edge of the canopy. This spot gets full sun until around 1:00, then some dappled shade, then full shade. I'd like to identify some fruit trees that I can plant here. I'm particularly interested in a bilimbi or tropical cherry (i.e., rio grande). I believe that these would fit the bill, but not sure. Would they? Any other suggestions?

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Re: Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 04:33:11 PM »
Would also be very interested in a loquat if you think that would work. I would consider Calamondin or Jabo as a back up.

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Re: Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2022, 04:58:26 PM »
Starfruit, avocados, various annonas, sapodilla, many eugenias and plinias - all will do fine and fruit.
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Re: Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 04:59:55 PM »
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Re: Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 05:21:38 PM »
Starfruit, avocados, various annonas, sapodilla, many eugenias and plinias - all will do fine and fruit.

Good to know that sapodilla will do well. One of my favorites.

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Re: Seeking understory tree - morning sun, afternoon shade
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 09:04:45 AM »
garcinias

My first thoughts as well
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