|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!|
|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: http://willowwoodtx.com/Garden...
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.