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Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

Posted by ladyag Texas (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 7, 10 at 9:57

I have recently moved to the Dallas area and have researched what trees do well in this area. After suffering many failures in the Houston area, however, I really would like to find a tree that (any variety!) that really thrives here. A long production period each year would be great! (I know, I just want a perfect tree that doesn't exist!)
Thank you for any help!

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RE: Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

If I had to name one tree that would thrive in Dallas it would be the jujube. Sugar Cane and Honey Jar are two of the best for fresh eating. But there are many fruit trees that will do well near Dallas. Check out Womack's Nursery online. Whatever they sell will work in Dallas. The nursery is in De Leon TX not far SW of Fort Worth.

If you like persimmon try a Eureka from Womacks. It's my most trouble free fruit. I didn't like persimmon until I tried Eureka.

Also check out the Texas Fruit Growers Assoc. There are members, some with websites, near DFW. You could even visit next year and see what you like.

RE: Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

Here in McKinney, persimmons, certain pears, Celeste figs, and certain jujubes like li and honey jay do great. Like fruit nut says, womacks is a great nursey, all their products will grow here, though apples, peaches, etc will need to be sprayed

RE: Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

Here in Farmers Branch I am surrounded with fig and pear trees. Planted two peach trees both bore the second yr!

RE: Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

I have had a fair amount of success growing fruit in Dallas.

I have not had to use chemical spray yet. Compost tea and Garrett Juice sprays have been sufficient so far to ward off any pests and disease.

For the last three years, I have been growing strawberries, blackberries, apples, figs, pears, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, jujubes, apricots, plums, elderberries, cherries, grapes, pomegranites, persimmons, pluots, shipova, juneberries, pineapple guava, kiwi, and wolfberries.

Not all of these are producing yet, but the only plant that completely bit the dust for me was gooseberry. I don't think it could handle our hot summers; however, I am not entirely sure that is what did it.

You can read about some of my experiences at:

Bob Wells Nursery in Lindale, Texas is also a good local source for fruit trees and bushes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dallas Fruit Grower

RE: Best fruit tree to grow in Dallas, Texas

My Fuji and Granny Smith apples are doing well and I've only had to use insecticidal soap and Neem oil so far (only 2 years). So far so good.

While not a tree I think the best backyard fruit crop for this area is blackberries. I've personally had great success with several of the University of Arkansas varieties. Tough as nails and they produce like crazy. The most rewarding thing in my yard.

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