Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fruit Tree Sale Season

It's that time of year again, the time to buy fruit trees. I have noticed a spike in hits on my blog the past few weeks, despite not blogging for the last 6 months or so, no doubt because of my 2011 series on growing fruit trees in Houston. I wrote three articles on growing fruit trees and one that will give you an idea of what the Urban Harvest Fruit Tree sale is like. You can also check out some fruit tree descriptions on the Urban Harvest website.

If you missed last weekend's Urban Harvest sale, you still have time to catch some of the local master gardeners' sales.

This weekend, January 26th, both Harris County Master Gardeners at Bear Creek
and Montgomery County Master Gardeners are having their sales.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners sale is on February 2nd and the Harris County Master Gardeners in Pasadena sale is on February 16th (where they also have a great variety of peppers and tomatoes).

And if you are not a get up early to stand in line to buy a fruit tree kind of person, many of our local nurseries are carrying some of the same trees you can get at the fruit tree sales. Some of the nurseries to check out are Arbor Gate (Tomball), Buchanan's (Heights), Wabash (inside I-610), Maas (Seabrook), & Papershell (Richmond) to name a few. If you don't know a lot about fruit trees, in general, I would advise you to buy from a local nursery rather than a big box store. Many of the big box stores sell fruit trees, however they are not typically the right kind of trees for our area.

So, my friends, go forth and buy fruit trees. Have fun. You'll be enjoying fruit from your very own backyard in a couple of years.


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