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.
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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posted 1 week ago
“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.