We're surrounded by fruit trees and it doesn't do us a damned bit of good.
One neighbor has a cherry tree that overhangs our yard. Every year, it looks lovely when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Then the petals fall all over our patio -- in one big Whooompf -- and they're next to impossible to sweep up. (If it's dry out, they just fly around as you try to sweep them. If it rains, they weld themselves to the patio.) I'm assuming all of those blossoms must produce some cherries, but I've seen roughly three of them. Ever.
The same neighbor has a pear tree and part of that overhangs our yard too. It gets totally loaded with pears every year.
We've got a fig tree.
The neighbor on the other side has an apple tree. Well, to be technical, the tree is two houses away, but 99% of the tree leans over the next-door neighbor's yard.
But that's not important. What's important is that they do fall. Imagine you're hiding in a large iron pipe. And imagine that someone is throwing hand grenades at the iron pipe at random intervals. That's what it sounds like when the apples fall.
On the good side, for some odd reason, the squirrels allow us to keep any radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers we can grow. And those are both reachable and really, really tasty. It won't be long now before the first crop is ready.