Winter is Perfect for Planting Fruit!

Here are some recommended varieties:

‘Ouachita’ Thornless Blackberry- Great choice for Central Texas. Fruit is large, sweet, flavorful and less tart than other thornless cultivars. No pollinator required. Cold hardy to 13F. Self supporting, harvest starting around June 10 for 5 weeks.

‘Orient’ Pear- Quite possibly the easiest fruit tree to grow in Austin. Can grow in clay, sandy, or even caliche limestone soil! It is a cross between an Asian & Kieffer pear.Large, nearly round firm pear. Fire blight resistant. Ripens in August. Zones 5-8. Needs pollinator tree nearby. Any European variety works except Kieffer pear.

‘Wonderful’ Pomegranate -Best known fruiting pomegranate. Self-fruitful, no pollinator needed. Will produce higher yield in full sun.

Fuyu Persimmon– The most widely grown persimmon tree. Bears young and yields large crops.Medium size flat shape is still hard when ripe, non-astringent flavor. Heat-tolerant. Hardy & attractive. practically pest free.Fall harvest. Self-fruitful. Full sun.

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WONDERFUL POMEGRANATE

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ORIENT PEAR

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FUYU PERSIMMON