Fruit Trees and Berries
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Plant cherry tree on a slope, shielded from ct from frost. Full sun is important to fruit trees, and plant in soil that is moist, deep, and well-drained. Prune cherry trees in winter, before new growth begins. This tree grows well in Southeast TX.
Blackberries grow best in sandy soil; however, they can be grown in soils that are at least one foot deep, and have good drainage. Irrigation is necessary to ensure proper growth. After the berries have stopped producing, immediately prune back the vines to promote vigorous growth.
Loquat trees stay green in the winter and produce an apricot-like fruit. The fruit of the loquat fruit tree is a little bit like an apricot, and it is great to make jelly with. This is a tree that has been grown in SE Texas for many years.
The ideal time to plant blueberries in Texas is in late spring, after the final frost. This gives your bushes time to develop a good root system before winter returns. When planting blueberries, the Texas A&M University Extension website says to use at least two different varieties to ensure adequate cross-pollination. Blueberries require acidic soil to grow and Texas soils are often sandy and acidic enough to satisfy the plants.
Celeste Fig Tree
What would a Southeast TX yard be without a fig tree? Fig trees are among the easiest of the fruit trees that can be grown. They grow happily in both the ground or containers. Plant in well-drained and fertile soil, in full sunlight, and prune in winter before new growth occurs.
A Southeast TX favorite, Muscadine grapes perform well on all types of soils, but prefer a neutral to acid pH. They require full sunlight and good drainage for optimum production. They have excellent resistance to diseases, and normally only some commercial growers spray with insecticides. We have a variety of grapes to chose from.
What would a Southeast TX yard be without a fig tree? Fig trees are among the easiest of the fruit trees that can be grown. They grow happily in both the ground or containers. Plant in well-drained and fertile soil, in full sunlight, and prune in winter before new growth occurs
A number of varieties of apple trees may be found at Southern Lawn and Landscapes that are suitable to growth in Southeast TX and the Beaumont area. Plentiful sunlight is a key to maximizing fruit tree production. Choose an area in your landscape that is in the sun most or all of the day. Otherwise, expect reduced performance from fruit trees. Early morning sun is particularly important to dry dew from the plants, thereby reducing the incidence of diseases. Good drainage is a more important consideration than soil fertility
Plant in warm soil, sometime between March and June. Mulch the plant, and water thoroughly until it is soaked. Fertilize with nitrogen and zinc, and make sure your plant gets full morning sun.
We have a number of varieties of peach trees to chose from that are suited for SE Texas. Plant peach trees on slopes, if possible to protect when nights get below 28 degrees. Peach trees need plenty of water, and must be watered during summer drought. Prune peach trees in the winter to encourage more fruit development.
Strawberries have been grown in Southeast TX for generations. Plan to set your new plants out in early spring, just as the trees in your area leaf out. For best yields, start a new bed of plants each year and take out beds that have fruited. Select a site that offers full sun and good drainage and air circulation. Strawberries can be grown in a hanging basket.
Desert Dawn Nectarine Tree
Nectarines need a good supply of water, and should be watered at least weekly when there hasn’t been much rain. Each spring, feed your nectatine fruit trees with a low-nitrogen blend of fertilizer, preferably before the buds start to leaf out. Pruning is an important part of your fruit tree maintenance.
Pomegranate shrubs are one of the easiest fruits to keep, since they are usually not affected by many pests or diseases. They produce brilliant red, tube-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds. They may be grown in part shade, but sun is preferable.
Pomegranate shrubs are one of the easiest fruits to keep, since they are usually not affected by many pests or diseases. They produce brilliant red, tube-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds. They may be grown in part shade, but sun is preferable.2
Rosa Menthley Tree
Plums flower early in the year and shouldn't be planted in a frost pocket or a draughty area. Choose a warm, sunny spot wherever possible for growing plum trees
The pecan is a long-time success in SE Texas, it is the official state tree, it can be grown in every area of the state and it is a part of Texas tradition. The pecan is uniquely adapted to the hot, dry, windy Texas climate because it can tolerate stress, heat and drought.
We offer a selection of pear trees which are suitable to Southeast Texas. Pear trees are the easiest trees for home gardeners to grow. Pear trees should have afternoon shade, if possible. Plant in early spring, and stake young tress for the first two or three years. Fertilize just before they bloom.