which fruit tree makes the best shade?

I’m not asking which trees grow best to n the shade. Specifically Fruit Trees that grow big enough to make shade

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  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Mulberry grows fast and tall but at winter it looks ugly. Apple is good if reader

    collects the fallen fruit daily. Set out unusable fruit where wildlife can go there. In

    winter apple trees have a comfortable appeal.

  • 4 months ago

    As others have stated it depends on where you live. If your climate permits- Fig, Apricot, standard size Citrus, Cherry, Apple,Persimmon, all provide a good amount of shade.

  • 4 months ago

    Mulberry for sure

  • frank
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You do not say where you live which could make a big difference. Some trees such as citrus are evergreen which means they cannot have frost, and some trees needs cold, chilling factor, to thrive.But to be on the safe side, mulberry trees can grow in almost any climate, produce fruit and thrive. They also become up to 50 feet tall in contrast to citrus which has relatively short trunk. The fruit can be removed easily to prevent a mess on the ground by holding a sheet under the tree and shaking the tree branches. Because the fruit is small, it can be dried easily to make a delicious snack, and the fruit can be boiled to make syrup. You can also plant a male tree which does not produce any fruits. The other option is an avocado tree which grows fast up to 40 feet if you do not mind putting up with squirrels.

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  • John
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    Pear Tree and you can eat the pears. I recommend Anjou.

  • Mark
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    As Keeping suggests, Mulberry. Or Citrus which keeps its leaves. Another idea is banana, if you are in a warm climate. The Loquat family can get fairly big. Also, if you have a pergola, consider running a grape variety up and over it.

    • John
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      The fruit from the Date Palm is very tasty and the tree provides a lot of shade.

  • Kim R
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Apple trees can get very large, and they live a long time. Peach trees are ok but don't live very long. Don't get the dwarf variety of apple, of course. Pears also can get large. Of course, you must give fruit trees extra care (spraying for bugs and netting for birds, etc.) to keep them healthy. Also buy only trees that will grow well in your area.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    depends on your zone really .. ive seen some really nice big citrus trees that make a good stand alone shade tree ...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Fruit trees don't really make good shade trees. A good shade tree has a lot of spreading boughs that start at least 10 feet from the ground, fruit trees should have boughs as low as possible, otherwise you'd need a crane come harvest time.

  • Mulberry tree.

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