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Home Fruit Production with Dr. Larry Stein

September 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oriental Persimmons fruit cluster

Join us on September 14th from 10 am to noon to learn more about home fruit production.

Oriental Persimmons fruit cluster

Dr. Larry Stein, Associate Department Head for Extension Horticulture from Texas A&M University will help you plan for and manage fruit in your landscape. Dr. Stein guides you to the types and varieties of fruit that grow successfully in Travis County, especially as it relates to the thin Edwards Plateau soils to the west and the heavy clay Blackland Prairies soils on the east side.  He will explain how chill hours and irrigation impact fruit set, and which varieties are the most adapted to our area.

Click Here to Register Now, Live Program Has Limited Capacity

Due to technological constraints, the webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, but an unlimited number of people can register and see a recording of the program. Only registrants can access the live session or the program recording.

Closed captioning will be provided. There will be a short break at approximately 11 am. The webinar will end at 12:30 pm.

You can submit questions ahead of time or during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers.

Additional Resources

The 2021 Educational Webinar Program Calendar

Submit questions for Dr. Stein

Buy From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden directly from Travis County Master Gardeners

Sign up for Travis County Horticulture Event Notifications

Monthly Gardening Calendar for the Austin Area

Fruit Varieties for Travis County

Backyard Fruit Production Tips

Chill Hours for Austin area

Aggie Horticulture Fruit and Nut Resources

About Dr. Stein

Photograph of Dr. Larry Stein Larry Stein received his B.S. in Horticulture from Texas A & M University in 1979 followed by a M.S. in 1981 and Ph.D. in 1985. He was appointed Extension Horticulturist at the Texas A & M Research and Extension in Stephenville in 1985 to work on pecans, fruit crops, and vegetables.  In 1992 he transferred to the Research and Extension Center in Uvalde to continue work in these same areas and was promoted to Professor.  Stein was named Associate Department Head for Extension Horticulture in September of 2012.

Larry Stein’s area of research has been on production horticulture developing best management practices for pecans, fruits and vegetable crops.  He has authored numerous Extension publications and is co-author of the Texas Peach Handbook (A & M Press).  He is also an editor of the Texas Pecan Handbook and assisted with the release of a new table grape, ‘Victoria Red’, and two bluebonnets, ‘Texas Maroon’, and ‘Ladybird Johnson Royal Blue’.


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