Answer: I'd give them another couple of weeks before giving up on them. Sometimes newly planted trees take a little longer to green up than established trees. If, by the end of March you still do not see any life, you may need to replace your trees. The following are the best cultivars for your region in Texas:
Springold, Bicentennial, Sentinel, Ranger, Harvester, Red Globe, Milam, Denman, Loring, Dixiland, Redskin, Jefferson, Surecrop, Belle of Georgia.
Elberta's will grow, but won't produce nearly the crops that the above recommended cultivars will.
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