- Author: James A. Sigala
Master Gardeners are sometimes asked, "What are the best fruit trees to grow in my area?" To find this answer, as well as much more information on growing fruit trees in your backyard, please visit the UC California Backyard Orchard website. As the trend for growing edibles in your landscape, also known as edible landscaping continues. I thought it would be relevant to share my observations on fruit trees, that in addition to producing delicious fruit, will also add fall color to your landscape.
Persimmon species: These hardy trees provide fruit during the late fall/early winter. Their spectacular bright red to orange fall color is followed by orange ripening fruit that hangs majestically on bare branches.
Plum 'Satsuma', Peach 'Mid-Pride' and Pluots: All of these fruit trees also have showy fall color in shades of red, yellow and orange.
Grapes 'Cabernet Sauvignon' and others: Have intense red fall color.