My wife Tina and I just moved to Venice’s Silver Triangle after 25 years in Cheviot Hills. In Cheviot, we have (2) small guava trees bearing large, sweet and crunchy white fruits (grown from seeds), a honey fig from Papaya Tree Nursery (PTN) doing very well, (1) Persian Mulberry (PTN) finally bearing significant fruits, a Manila Mango (PTN) that gave us 200 fruits last year and (3) varieties of persimmons – chocolate, coffee and one unknown all doing badly not making it. The citrus trio – gorgeous lemons, Kafir lime and Mexican lime- are all doing well.
We have a clean slate in Venice but the yard is small, 18×40 feet. I’m thinking alphonse carr bamboo hedges, a couple of avocados (would like to start with large trees 8-10′ tall) replicate the fig and citrus successes and some other possibilities – any suggestions? Apple bananas?
Since Venice is quite different from Cheviot Hills weather-wise, I would like some feedback from members or anyone with experience along the coast what their experiences (successes and avoidance) have been and if my ideas above are dangerous!