What better reward can come from gardening then that of picking tree-ripened fruits from your own garden. At the South Bay Botanic Garden, you can observe the growing, pruning, and training of fruit trees, berries, vines, and shrubs that produce edible fruit. Our emphasis is on growing and training these plants so that they will fit into the smaller-sized San Diego landscapes.
Assisting us in this endeavor is the local San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. This group has volunteered their time and donated several plants in helping us build our fruit collection. Take a walk around the garden and observe the following:
- Banana collection with approximate 27 varieties
- Dragon fruit collection
- Apple and stone fruit trees trained in a space saving espalier method
- Blueberries planted in a raised bed
- 12 varieties of pomegranates
- Unusual and not so unusual tropical fruits such as persimmon, cherimoya, fig, and guava
- A newly built and planted grapevine demonstration trellis
Coming soon is a map and guide of our fruit collection!