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  • From: Spidra Webster <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Native plants and geographical ranges
  • Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:08:18 -0800

I was just thinking of it from the perspective of what fruit I'd have
available to me if I had lived here when there were not exotic plants here.
Coastal CA was one of the most hospitable environments going, but as far as
I know, it was not particularly rich in tasty native fruits.

Megan Lynch

South Pasadena, CA Zone 9

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Michele Stanton <> wrote:

> HI Spidra,
> Here in the Midwest, I normally figure that anything native within a radius
> of 150 miles is good enough.
> Having lived in California, I understand that large a radius is not
> appropriate. Your climate zones are much smaller.
> I would stick to plants that are native to the same Sunset zone. Zone 21
> isn't a neat radius, but I think it would give you something to work from.
> Michele in SW Ohio

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