Trees of unprecedented quality.
Producing instant tropical fruit and flowers.


For more than two decades, California Tropical Fruit Tree nursery has proven the viability of its inventory for successful long-term growth in Southern California. With a notable inventory of larger-sized stock, California Tropical is also uniquely poised to provide mature trees, in quantity, that are already bearing substantial flowers and fruit. California Tropical Fruit Tree nursery offers landscape architects, contractors, and nurseries in San Diego County and the surrounding area, personalized service, expert advice, and an extensive inventory of trees for any sized project.

Currently operating on 20 acres of growing grounds and nursery space, California Tropical is proud to provide landscape professionals an extensive selection of tropical fruit, nut, spice, and flower trees and shrubs, all of which are available in a variety of sizes.

The California Tropical Fruit Tree nursery staff is happy to provide personal assistance in the selection of tree varieties for every-sized project, whether commercial or residential. We always welcome you to Contact Us with questions on the type and number of trees that would work best for you. 


Streamlining the creation of your tropical garden oasis.


Growing in Containers

Bloom where you’re potted

We grow the vast majority of our trees in containers, which not only translates to streamlined transportation, but greater flexibility once they reach their destination. Trees from California Tropical can remain in containers to manage their growth/size - without impeding fruit or flower production - and are thus an ideal choice for limited outdoor spaces or temporary placement.


Variety & Selection

if it grows here, we’ve (very likely) got it

California Tropical backs the viability of each and every tree variety it sells with more than two decades as a proving ground of authentic growth. Extending great effort in exclusively grow trees that will produce abundant and high-quality yields in the warm climate region of (and similar to) Southern California, customers can be assured that our full inventory will be successful for the long term.



See It…And BeLieve It

At California Tropical, we always welcome our customers, be it landscape architects, contractors, nurseries, to experience first-hand our expansive growing grounds and nursery facility prior to purchase. In fact, many a customer has shared the surprise at seeing not only our breadth and depth of inventory, but also our substantial selection of mature, fruit-bearing trees.

Visiting our nursery in Vista, California has also opened our customers’ eyes to California Tropical’s uniqueness in selling only trees that are properly and fairly sized for their containers, which equates to a much better value, as well as a quicker return on growth.

We also conveniently accept all payments onsite, including via cash or credit card (Mastercard, Visa and Discover), up to two weeks in advance of taking/transporting inventory from our Vista nursery.


Pickup & Delivery

we’re here to help

With experience in supply both small- and large-scale landscape design projects, California Tropical is well-equipped to manage curbside delivery of trees in quantity.

Our delivery region spans the Southern California Coast from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara, with a required 10 (ten)-tree order minimum (though please Contact Us if you would like to discuss special delivery circumstances).

Typical delivery rates, by region, are as follows:

  • Local (in and near Vista, California) - $85 to $150

  • San Diego and Orange County - $175 to $350

  • Los Angeles - $350 to $550

  • Other - please call to discuss

We grow what we sell.
We sell to where it thrives.

Our inventory will grow well throughout the Southern California climate and in temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 110 degrees. Parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada are also conducive to growing some of our trees, and we encourage you to Contact Us for more information in that regard.

We also welcome you to visit our nursery in the heart of Vista, California, where you can see all varieties we grow in their “native” environment. You just never know what more you might discover for creating that perfect landscape paradise!