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** CLICK ON THE ABOVE TITLE [FRUITS & NUTS INDEX] TO SEE THE SEARCHABLE INDEX ** How To Become a Master Gardener Becoming a Master Gardener Fruits and Nuts Blueberries for Health Figs and Their Propagation Fig Cake Recipe Fruit Varieties for Northeast Texas Growing Muscadine Grapes Growing and Pruning Blueberries Japanese Persimmon Peach Tree … […]

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Fruit Trees For East Texas

Chances for success with fruit trees in East Texas or any other area are greatly enhanced if trees selected are compatible with the area, and the best varieties of those types are selected and purchased from a reputable source. Selection of varieties should be keyed to proven adaptability for the East Texas area. Give particular … […]

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Thornless Blackberries

It is easy and rewarding to produce your own blackberries from plants in your backyard. From those berries, you can make blackberry cobblers, pies, jelly, and preserves. Select a sunny spot in your yard that will blend into your landscape. It should be at least three feet wide and as long as you need to … […]

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Pruning Erect Blackberries

Blackberries are easy for the home gardener to grow, and they grow in most areas of Texas (in USDA Hardiness zones 7,8 or 9). Excellent erect varieties include Brazos, Rosborough, Womack, Choctaw, Brison, Arapaho (thornless), and Navaho (thornless). Blackberries are biennials and bear fruit on second year growth. Prima canes are produced during the first … […]

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Pomegranates form small ornamental trees or shrubs 6-10 feet tall with a spread of 3-5 feet. They are deciduous in our area and should be planted in a sunny exposure with shelter from a cold north wind. The plant is self-fertile. Pomegranates offer color and diversity to any landscape: narrow leaves open bronze before turning … […]

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The Japanese Persimmon

The oriental persimmon was developed primarily in China and Japan. It is a deciduous tree, which grows 25′ to 30′ high and equally as wide at maturity. However, it can be easily kept to 20′ with careful pruning. It begins producing fruit when four or five years old and bears from late summer to fall. … […]

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Pecans In East Texas

The Texas State tree, the pecan, is well suited for east Texas – and January is the time to plant! A few pointers: Plant in deep soil – at least 3′ deep sandy loam. Avoid rocky areas and heavy clay. Pecan trees need full sun. Allow adequate room – minimum 30′ to 35′ in all … […]

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Peach Tree Pruning

Peach trees should be pruned in the early spring just before bloom. Pruning in the fall and early winter should be avoided because the pruning wounds remain open and subject to disease invasion until spring growth can close the wounds. Studies of peach tree-decline syndrome show that pruning in November, December, and January greatly increases … […]

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Growing Muscadine Grapes

Native to the southeastern United States and cultured for more than 400 years, muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia) have been eaten as fresh fruit, were preserved and dried by Native Americans, and were grown by the early Spanish settlers in the 1500s for muscadine wine. Often generalized as “scuppernongs” (actually a specific cultivar of muscadine grape) … […]

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┬á FIGS AND THEIR PROPAGATION > One of the easiest plants to grow here in East Texas is the fig. Not only is it a lovely landscape feature for the spring, summer, and fall, but also the fruit is delicious to eat right off the branch and can be made into preserves to use all … […]

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