I think S Ayalp hit the crux of the problem. Is the idea to have a commercial orchard, personal sustenance, or just gardening? Here we don't have the same problems because orchards aren't possible (although small orchards exist in the higher mountain ranges) due to the prohibitive nature of the water supply. However we have miles of pecan trees which obviously don't present the problem of raw fruit in the trees or on the ground. Maybe susbstitute nut trees of various types for fruit trees although, of course, it will be a number of years to recognize the benefit.