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Time to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees by Alina Flasinska

Now that the big freeze is over (knock on wood) and we are coming up on the end of meteorological winter, it’s time to get those bare root fruit trees in the ground! You may have seen the tempting displays popping up in local stores and nurseries. After this cold weekend, I know I’ve started dreaming of a flush of blossoms in the spring and fresh fruit jams in the summer and fall. BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES A bare root fruit tree is a tree has been dug… Read More →

Home Fruit Production with Dr. Larry Stein

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

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Fruit Tree Pest Management

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt Webinar on Fruit Tree Pest Management Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will share how to manage fruit tree pests. Meeting Information Date: Friday, March 26th Time: 10 AM Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar is free, you will not be asked for any payment information. Additional Resources Backyard Fruit and Nut Production Tips April Gardening Checklist for Austin… Read More →

Micro-Orcharding in Urban Growing Spaces by Reed Burnam

Micro-Orcharding: Stacking Edible Diversity into Suburban and Urban Growing Spaces “Micro-Orcharding” is a high-density planting technique that allows for maximum diversity in fruit and nut crops in smaller planting spaces. This method works well in the city and suburbs where space is at a premium, but is useful anywhere. The concept is simple – you plant trees closer together than recommended. Then you keep the size of individual trees smaller year on year. This helps to maintain spacing and light whilst maximizing fruit diversity. Consistently reducing the size… Read More →

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Top 10 Fruit Tree Pests

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt Webinar on Top 10 Fruit Tree Pests Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will tell you how to identify the top 10 fruit tree pests. Meeting Information Date: Friday, February 26th Time: 10 AM Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar is free, you will not be asked for any payment information. Additional Resources Backyard Fruit and Nut Production Tips… Read More →

Pruning Fruit Trees and Berries Workshop

Pruning Fruit Trees and Berry Canes February is the perfect month for pruning fruit trees and berry canes. Travis County Master Gardeners Reed Burnam, Joe Posern, and Sheryl Williams will be conducting a hands-on workshop on how to prune peaches, plums, pomegranates, figs, persimmons, loquats, and blackberries. Please join us February 15, 2020 from 10am to 1pm. The workshop is held outdoors at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center Community Garden, 1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753. Space is limited, please reserve your spot here. The Gus Garcia… Read More →