Best fruit trees for Abilene area?

jungleexplorerJuly 27, 2012

I live a little north of Abilene, TX and I want to plant a small fruit tree orchard of 60 trees. Varieties like apples, peaches, pears, apricot, plums etc. I have been looking all over the web trying to find out which types are the heartiest for this area, but can't seem to find any info on this.

I was wondering if anyone here on the Texas Gardening forum could me some advice in this area. Thanks

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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Contact the county agriculture office.
My Neil Sperry "Texas Gardening" book has a chart for how many hours of cold are needed for certain fruits. Maybe your library has a copy if you don't.

Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: fruit & nut Taylor county

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 10:08AM
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Lynn Marie

Here's a link for stone fruit from Texas A&M. Just google Texas A&M and the name of the fruit you want to grow.

Here is a link that might be useful: TAMU Stone fruit

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 11:20AM
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lucas_tx_gw

There's a really good fruit tree nursery in DeLeon which is very close to you. They should be able to give you good advice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Womack Nursery

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 12:31PM
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lucas_tx_gw

There's a really good fruit tree nursery in DeLeon which is very close to you. They should be able to give you good advice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Womack Nursery

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 1:47PM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

I highly recommend the Womacks in De Leon. They have been in business for years and are highly respected....even by Neil Sperry. You are not too far to drive and pay them a visit.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 3:28PM
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jungleexplorer

Thanks for all the advice. I will follow up on it. Any advice on getting a better deal on a bunch of trees. Buying this many trees at retail prices will be high.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:06AM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

Womack's give a discount for 10 or more trees. Talk with them
about the quantity that you want to purchase.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:43AM
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