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Fruit trees in yard that has full shade in early Sept

 
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Hi,
Large part of my yard has full shade starting early Sept.  But the area has full sun from spring to summer.

What kind of fruit trees I can plant? I am in zone 7.

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Paw paw?  It likes some shade.  Also sour cherry.
 
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You might look at persimmon also. Not sure the zones for it.
 
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Welcome aboard!  What's casting the shade?  

Also, adding a general location (in addion toyour zone) to your profile can help us give you more appropriate answers!
 
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Mk Neal wrote:Also sour cherry.



I had forgotten sour cherry can tolerate some shade. I will put a few more in in my north facing shady slope.  You can never have too many Morellos!
 
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Re: “what is casting the shade”

The back of the yard is uphill slope that has tall trees which casts shade starting late summer/early fall.

I didn’t know persimmon can tolerate shade.

Is peach going to be ok as the fruits already picked before that part of the yard becomes shady?
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Kate Smith wrote:

I didn’t know persimmon can tolerate shade.



I had read somewhere that it is an understory tree. Of the 2 I have the one getting partial shade is doing a whole lot better than the one getting full sun.
 
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I think.plums would do well.  There is a small grove of plum trees that came with my place, under the shade of a couple big doug firs.  They only get a little bit of sun all year, yet they produce delicious plums copiously.  A little too well, in fact, I can never keep up with them in July/August.
 
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It also depends on how tall the tree will get. It will reach for the light as it gets older, and when it's young it will probably be fine with the September shade; it'll just go dormant sooner I imagine.

I would aim for trees that ripen in summer, like summer plums and early apples (yellow transparent, for example). That way they have the sunlight for sugar when they need it. Trees developed for short growing seasons would also do well I imagine (St. Lawrence Nursery's stock, for example)
 
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“Jonathan Baldwerm wrote:
only get a little bit of sun all year, yet they produce delicious plums”

This is music to my ears!  I was planning to have plums and then realized the sun situation.  Now my tree options are wider than I thought as long as the fruits are ripened early to mid summer.

Thanks everyone for the valuable input! Much appreciated.
 
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My nurseryman says that trees are on the "decline" as the year wanes.  They are getting ready to go dormant so don't require the amount of sun they did when in active growth.

I say, try at least one "full sun" tree and see what happens. One you grow from seed won't cost you anything.
 
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