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Deciduous

Many deciduous varieties require more winter chilling than we get in Sunset zones 21-24, so will not flower and leaf out appropriately. These selected varieties have been shown to consistently produce in our mild winter areas. New varieties are coming out all the time and may or may not work in your area.

Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Almond Nonpareil Fall   Need two varieties for pollination
Ne Plus Ultra Fall  
Mission Fall  
Sonora Fall  
All-In-One Fall Self-Pollinating
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Apple Beverly Hills Fall   In areas affected by spring/summer fog, fire blight can be a major problem with some varieties, coddling moth can be a problem, winter fruit is parthenocarpic and usually bitter
Winter Banana Fall  
Anna              Fall On the coast can fruit the year around               
Pettingill Fall  
Gordon Fall  
Ein Shemer Fall  
White Permain Fall  
Dorsett Golden Fall  
Early Dawn Fall  
Granny Smith Fall  
Yellow Delicious Fall  
Gala Fall Zones 21-23
Fuji Fall Bears along the coast
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Apricots Royal Late spring/
summer  
Most consistent   Apricots in zone 24 are erratic bearers
Earligold Late spring/
summer
 
New Castle Late spring/
summer
 
Nugget Late spring/
summer
 
Autumn Royal Late spring/
summer
 
Aprigold Late spring/
summer
Dwarf                    
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Asian Pear 20th Century Fall   All are low chill, need two varieties for pollination or Bartlett pear
Nijisseki Fall  
Shinseki Fall  
Tsu Li Fall                             
Hausi Fall Wins taste test
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Blackberry Boysen Summer   Boysen and Ollalie in zone 24
Ollalie Summer  
Rosborough Summer                             
Cherokee Summer Upright
Logan Summer  
Thornless Hull Summer Upright
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Blueberry Sharpblue Spring Southern                Need acid soil, use sulfur to bring to pH5, do best with pollinizers
O'Neal Spring Highbush
Marimba Spring Highbush
Misty Spring Highbush
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Fig Genoa       Spring/fall   Figs don't do so well in zone 24
Black Mission  Spring/fall                              
Osborne Prolific Spring/fall  
Conadria Spring/fall  
Brown Turkey Fall  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Grape Golden Muscat Fall   Many grape varieties need more heat than in zone 24
Niabell Fall  
Concord Fall  
Pierce Fall  
Flame Fall  
Black monukka Fall  
Cardinel        Fall                               
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Jujube Li Fall                               Resembles a date, but ain't, s lightly under ripe is crisp/swee
Lang Fall  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Kiwifruit Abbott Fall   All need pollinators, eventually develops large roots which may be a problem, have been known to lift houses in New Zealand
Bruno Fall  
Hayward Fall                             
Tiwi Fall Does well in zones 22-24
Vincent Fall Does well in zones 22-24
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Nectarine Silverlode Summer                               Best grown outside zone 24
Panamint Summer  
Sunred Summer  
Snow Queen Summer Excellent flavor
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Olive Sevillano Fall                               Lots of new varieties being introduced for oil
Manzanillo Fall  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Peach Springtime Summer                                           Lack of winter chill causes trunk cracking and gum oozing. Fruit are somewhat insipid for lack of summer heat
Desertgold Summer  
Tejon Summer  
Bonita Summer  
Midpride Summer  
Red Baron/Saturn Summer  
June Gold Summer  
Eva's Pride Summer  
May Pride Summer  
3-Star Summer Zone 21, reliable, but has a bitter overtone
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Pear Bartlett            Summer    Subject to fireblight and coddling moth Need 2 for pollination
Max Red Bartlett Summer Subject to fireblight and coddling moth
Winter Bartlett Summer Subject to fireblight and coddling moth
Hood Summer                 
Monterrey Summer  
Winter Nellis Summer                               
Sekel           Summer                Somewhat later harvest than others 
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Persimmon Fuyu Fall                        
Izu Fall Usually non-astrigent
Okagisho Fall Very large                
Hachiya Fall Soft, astrigent
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Plum Santa Rosa Summer   Santa Rosa is self-fruitful, other varieties need another variety for pollination
Satsuma Summer  
Mariposa Summer  
Wickson Summer  
Inca Summer  
Beauty Summer  
Burgundy Summer Most reliable, good flavor
Swiro Summer Yellow                   
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Pomegranate Wonderful Fall   Open in a bucket of water to avoid getting squirted with juice
Fleishman Fall  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Quince Orange Fall                               Useful in making jams and jellies and blended with other fruits in pies
Pineapple Fall  
Cook's Jumbo Fall  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Raspberry Autumn Bliss Spring                               Doesn't do well in hotter areas
Bababerry Spring  
Dorman Spring  
Oregon 1030 Spring  
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Strawberry Sequoia Spring/summer Plant in October    
Chandler Spring/summer Plant in October
Douglas Spring/summer Plant in October
Fern Spring/summer Plant Oct-March
Hecker Spring/summer Plant Oct-March
Muir Spring/summer Plant Oct-March
Fruit
Varieties
Harvest
Remarks Individual
Remarks All
Walnut Payne Fall   Big trees, have many pest
Concord Fall  
Lompoc Fall  
Placentia Fall