Maximizing Local Food Production With Large Trees That Fruit Prolifically and Live a Long Time

Whether you are localizing your food to your front porch, backyard or acreage of land, one or many of these high value fruit trees will massively lighten your food bill, and improve your fresh eating of clean food. AT THE VERY LEAST!

 

 

SUBTROPICS/WARM TEMPERATE

Monkey Puzzle (aracauria araucana) – 40m, slender evergreen, large delicious (roasted) nuts, hand-processing

Ginkgo (gingko biloba) – 30m, edible fruits (plum-like fruits) + edible seed, dioecious, deciduous

Golden Chinkapin (castanopsis chrysophylla) – up to 30m, edible (chestnut-like seed), california native

Stone Pine (pinus pinea) – high quality and heavy producing nut pine, 25m+, umbrella-like canopy, simple machinery makes for efficient harvest/processing

Mexican Pinyon (pinus cembroides) – high quality and heavy producing nut pine, simple machinery makes for efficient harvest/processing

Colorado Pinyon (pinus edulis) – high quality and heavy producing nut pine, simple machinery makes for efficient harvest/processing

Korean nut Pine (pinus koraiensis) – high quality and heavy producing nut pine, simple machinery makes for efficient harvest/processing

Holm/Holly Oak (quercus ilex) – edible acorns (roasted or floured), 25m evergreen

Cork oak (quercus suber) – edible acorns (roasted or floured)

Walnut (juglans sp.) – 15 – 30m, 200 years, deciduous

European/Spanish Chestnut (castanea sativa) – 23m, 500 years, deciduous

Pecan (carya illinoensis) – 30 to 40m, 130 years, deciduous, edible (easy harvest/processing)

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) – 22m, 50+ years, requires dry/ hot summers, hardy to 20F, dioecious, without dense plantings of equally male and female date palms, dates require hand-pollination (dates are naturally wind pollinated), 1 male produces enough pollen for 100 females for manual pollination. hundreds of pounds of dates per mature palm

Carob (ceratonia siliqua) – 15m, 100 years, dioecious, slow growing, evergreen

Persimmon (diospyros americana and d. kaki) – 18m, 40 years, deciduous, typically dioecious

Wild Fig (ficus carica) – 10m, 100 years, fast growing, flood tolerant

Mulberry (m. alba, m. nigra) – 13m, 100 years, fast growing, flood tolerant

Grape (vitis sp.) – 10m, 100 years, fast growing, flood tolerant,

White sapote (casimiroa edulis) – 5m to 16m, hardy to 20F, fast growing, very edible

Avocado (persea americana) – 10m, hardy to light frost, requires well-aerated root zone, very edible

Sapodilla (manilkara zapota) – 10m, hardy to light frost, requires well-aerated root zone, very edible

(Potentially Mesquite)

 

COOL TO COLD TEMPERATE

Red Mulberry

Persimmon

Chestnut (castanea sp.)

Walnut (juglans sp.)

Grape (vitis sp.) –

 

HUMID TROPICS

Jackfruit

Mango

Chachafruto

Brazil nut

Cashew

Coconut

 

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