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by Winter Rosebudd on February 13, 2005 01:37 AM
A fruit tree for the front yard please! I have a spot, where my landlord took out a tree and I want to put in a fruit tree. Its a very sunny spot and gets hot in summer here. The only thing is it can't be a big tree. We already have a great peach tree, so anything but a peach.

Do you know what kind of lemon trees are smaller? I'd love a Meyer! Also saw a Cherry tree the other day, but not sure how that would do there.

I'm open for anything though. Thanks guys!

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by Amigatec on February 13, 2005 01:51 AM
I have 2 North Star Cherry trees in my front yard and they do good. They are only about 10' tall and I get about 5 gallons of cherries from them each year.

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by Winter Rosebudd on February 13, 2005 05:52 PM
Wow...thats alot of cherries! Do these trees get very wide? I believe it was a north star...the one I saw.

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by Winter Rosebudd on February 13, 2005 05:58 PM
Wow...I was just reading about Meyers lemons on one of the links here....says something about keeping them in containers then moving them indoors? Whaaa...hugh?

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by Amigatec on February 13, 2005 07:17 PM
They are only about 10' tall and 8' wide.

Here there were last May in full bloom.

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One OS to rule them, one OS to find them:
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Redmond where the shadows lie.
by Winter Rosebudd on February 13, 2005 07:26 PM
Wow what beautiful trees! Now you're talking me into this. Thanks for posting those!

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by weezie13 on February 13, 2005 07:58 PM
Winter Rosebud,
I think the times you can container them and bring
them indoors are for the growing zones that wouldn't be able to support them in the winter time....

***And Amigatec, that's a gorgeous tree, wish I could grow one!!!!

Weezie

P/S like plum, apple and elderberries myself.....

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Amigatec on February 13, 2005 10:08 PM
The cherries are about 1/2" when ripe, and tart.

The trees were here when we bought the house.

Am looking at planting a peach, apple, plum, and pear, this year.

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One OS to rule them, one OS to find them:
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Redmond where the shadows lie.
by weezie13 on February 13, 2005 10:18 PM
I have a "CHERRY~PIT" tree... [Wink] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

It's got very tart cherries, I don't eat them
toooooo sour!!!
But the birds absolutely love [Cool] them,
hence that's why I joke about it being a
PIT TREE.... the berries get to be a peachie orange color with a bit of pink/red and they're gone with in a week...

I'd suggest a netting of some sort if you run into the same situation and want the berries...
I don't mind them eating it as I don't use the
berries and it's a granddddddddddd source of entertainment for my kids, me and my mother [Cool] [thumb]

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Winter Rosebudd on February 13, 2005 10:58 PM
Thats hysterical Weezie...I probably would have the same problem. The birds at our house like the tomatos and enjoy just taking one bite out of each one of course. [Roll Eyes]

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