There is no fruit tree that thrives in the shade. According to the University of Illinois Extension, "all tree fruit crops prefer sunlight." Fruit trees will grow when they receive only partial sun but their crop will not be of high quality.
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Daffodil Planter's writing appears in the Chicago Sun-Times, and she is the Sacramento Gardening Scene Examiner for Examiner.com. A member of the Garden Writers Association, she has a bachelor's degree from Stanford, a law degree from the University of Virginia and studies horticulture at Sierra College.