Fruit Trees & Citrus In Your Own Backyard!

gillnurseryVeggies, Fruits, and Herbs10 Comments

Fruit trees such as peaches, plums and avocados are easy to grow in South Texas.  Peaches and plums require colder weather for fruit production and with our mild winters we have to look for low chilling hour varieties. Somewhere between 100-250 hours is best. We make sure the varieties we sell are self pollinating so you do not have to buy two different varieties to insure fruit production. Citrus is a winner all the way around.  

In December and more in January, Sally’s been harvesting lemons from her parent’s Meyer lemon trees by the bucket load and shipping them all over the country. We think they are the juiciest, best flavored lemons ever!

Several varieties of citrus can also be grown in pots if you have limited yard space. Mexican Limes and Meyer Lemons are the two most common.

Many Satsuma Oranges  are considered dwarf varieties and are very cold hardy and great container trees as well. Avocado trees can be a little harder to grow, but once they become established they are easy to maintain. We have a great selection of all fruiting trees and now is a great time to plant.


10 Comments on “Fruit Trees & Citrus In Your Own Backyard!”

  1. It is nearly February so when could I plant a lemon or lime tree? Maybe an avocado as well? I also hear about people having orange trees here but the fruit is not edible. Do you sell orange trees where you could eat the fruit?

  2. do you have or can you get “Lila” variety avacado trees in a reasonable size? and at what price?

  3. Just a semi- beginner gardener have been doing it off and on for 35 years and I don’t know all the names of all the plants and shrubs but am learning, and I do have a green thumb! So any advice you could send my way would be appreciated I just planted an entire yard full of different flowers of all types and am thinking of putting in fruit/citrus in the back yard it gets full sun all day and mind you I live in Texas so in a couple months it will be over 98 degrees.

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