Planting Fruits Posted on August 3, 2020August 3, 2020 by tobydorr Can fruits & Veggies grow together, or best separate? Fruits and veggies can definitely grow well together as long as you consider the typical rooting depth and light requirements for each. Shallow rooted crops that can handle a little shade grow great under larger deep rooted trees, usually no closer than 1/3rd the way between the drip line and trunk however so not to add too much water near the trunk that could lead to rot and disease. Some cooler weather crops such as carrots or beets grow great under larger plants such as tomatoes or cucumbers that can provide cooling shade during the mid-day summer sun. Realistic expectations about trees. Many fruit trees can take several years before they start taking off and producing a good crop each year. This is normal and should be considered well worth the time spent during establishment since once they have a solid root system set in your soil they require only minimal amounts of effort each year with pruning and fertilizing to produce a great crop each season. Citrus trees, Pitted Fruit trees, Nut Trees, etc Avocado trees grow great next to citrus trees since the citrus blossoms typical attract more pollinators to the area that will help with fruit set on the less appealing avocado flower.