New Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Pflugerville, Te
Question by luna_gish
June 21, 2010
Hello, I was wondering if you could suggest some fruit trees, veggies, and flowers that will survive in the heat of central TX. I'm starting a new garden, and so far have only had luck with jalapenos. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
June 21, 2010


You'll need two different cultivars of apple trees in order to have a good crop. Apples that do well in your region include: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Holland, Jerseymac, Mollie's Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith.

Bryan, Hungarian, Moorpark Apricots grow well in your region; Montmorency sour cherries; Texas Everbearing, Celeste Figs; Orient, Moonglow, Kieffer, LeConte, Ayres, Garber, Maxine, Warren Pears, and Redglobe, Milam, Majestic, Denman, Loring, Belle of Georgia (white flesh), Dixiland, Redskin, Jefferson Peaches.

You have your choice of perennials and vegetables! Texas A & M has a publication listing the best perennials:
and the best veggies:

These publications also discuss soil prep, sun exposure and watering and fertilizing needs for each of the plants.

Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes with your landscape.

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