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Old 02-15-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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so what fruit bearing tree do you suggest here in houston?

i suppose apple is out of the question..
There are apple, pear, peach, avocado and many other cultivars that do quite well in Houston, you just have to select one that doesn't need a cold cycle.

There are also a number of native citrus trees. Meyer lemons do very well, Republic of Texas orange trees require almost no maintenance, many species of grapefruit love Houston gumbo.

If you want lots of fruit and a healthy, happy tree then citrus is probably the easiest bet. Don't just buy any tree out of the nursery at Home Depot, though. Do some research and figure out what is going to be the right match for you.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, TX
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We bought 2 Red Baron Peach trees last year and one had 2 small peaches on it. I haven't tasted peaches like that since childhood. They're a peach that doesn't need a ton of cold degree days so they do well in Houston. The flavor is excellent!
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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We bought 2 Red Baron Peach trees last year and one had 2 small peaches on it. I haven't tasted peaches like that since childhood. They're a peach that doesn't need a ton of cold degree days so they do well in Houston. The flavor is excellent!
Where did you buy the trees?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Katy TX
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Do ya'll have recommendations for smaller fruit trees that can be placed in wooden planters?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Houston, USA
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I have lemon and papaya.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, TX
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I believe we got them at JRN Nursery 4809 Breen 77086. It's near SH 249 & W Montgomery Rd. They have a huge selection. RCW Nursery 15809 Tomball Parkway also has a good selection; not as much as JRN. RCW is on the south frontage road just before the right turn onto Beltway 8 frontage Rd. The red Baron is a great fruit tree and I was really afraid the birds would get to the 2 peaches before they were fully ripe.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ is this place still open??
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I was really afraid the birds would get to the 2 peaches before they were fully ripe.
You might need to use fruit cages, wire mesh, nylon netting or bird deterrents to protect your fruit from birds.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, TX
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Hi Elnina, if you are asking about either JRN or RCW, I believe they are. It really easy to drive by RCW. I think it used to be a used car lot.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Thank you! I am going to check it out this weekend
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