Vegetables and Fruit forum: apple and pear trees for a southwest garden

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Name: Josh Segoviano
El paso (Zone 8b)
Overgrown_suncity
Sep 5, 2017 12:10 PM CST
hello from El Paso Texas. I'm planning on creating a small veggie plot next year and was wondering which apples and pear along with other fruit tree are recommend for this hot desert climate. Most if not all the fruit tree will be wall trained.
Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 8, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Josh, I see no one has yet responded, and I am up in the wet Pacific NW so of no help to you. You might want to check out your local county extension office to see what info they can provide you. Good luck.
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Sep 8, 2017 1:04 PM CST
I also know nothing of growing conditions in the El Paso area, nor can I find much on the internet as TAMU recommendations cover east and central Texas. Here is a link to your local extension office. No info on the site, but the agents should know what will grow best in the area. http://elp.tamu.edu/horticultu...
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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Saltflower
Sep 8, 2017 3:51 PM CST
I don't know about a pear but you'd definitely need a low-chill apple. We have low-chill hours apple trees here in southern California.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 8, 2017 5:37 PM CST
We have all kinds of low chill fruit trees available, but are they worth the space to plant, or do they produce blah fruit? I would rely on your local extension service or Master Gardeners for varieties.
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Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 8, 2017 5:41 PM CST
Good advice, Carol, and if possible see if you can find a local variety you are considering at a farmers market to taste-test.
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