This month you should consider some fruit trees for the yard. They are a great way to promote a sustainable, local and organic lifestyle. There are quite a few to choose from. We have many varieties, but below are just a few! Call ahead to find out what we have in stock.
Pears: Most Pears we grow on the Gulf Coast are usually the canning varieties. Orient Pear
Southern Queen – Upright, heavy bearer, pollinate with Akers or Southern Bartlett.
Akers Home – Spreading shape, large fruit, softens when ripe, pollinate with Southern Queen or Southern Bartlett.
Atlas Super Orient – A hard pear, for canning. This tree can live up to 25 years!
Orient Pear – Pyramidal shape, can grow to 30 feet tall. Medium to large fruit ripens later than rest of fruiting varieties (August – September). Used for canning or baking.
Methley- Grows 15 foot, self pollinating, red fleshed plum.Santa Rosa Plum
Santa Rosa- Grows 15 foot, red fleshed plum.
Persimmon: These trees do not thrive well in windy areas
Fuyu – The one you find in the store. Pick when fairly soft, otherwise it’s almost mushy. A very pretty tree, even if you don’t like the fruit. Grows about 25 feet tall, produces in winter.
Hachiya – Same rules apply, grows 25 feet, not as sweet, more acidic, not as popular for taste as the Fuyu.
Figs: Deciduous, spreading, self pollinating, Spring producing tree. Varieties grow
from 10-30 feet tall. Celeste, Brown Turkey, Black Italian, Gold and
Purple LSU are some of the varieties we have at the nursery
Citrus: Most citrus is around 15 feet at maturity, dwarf varieties grow 6 to
10 feet, most produce fruit from Nov-Feb
Lemons- Improved Meyer, Ponderosa, Panzanella Cluster)