One of the benefits of living in the warmer climate of Houston, Texas is that you can grow plants and trees that would not otherwise survive in colder climates. And when those plants and trees produce fruit that you can eat as well as beauty for your garden, you double the pleasure they bring you. Apples, peaches, pears, raspberries and many other fruits can be grown fairly easily here in Houston, Texas. Think you might enjoy growing some fruit in your own backyard? Try some of the plants below.
Apache Blackberries. Besides the delicious fruit of these blackberries, the next best thing about them is that they are thornless. They are also terrific for baking cobblers and pies. Plant this upright growing vine in full sun in the early spring, and it will bloom with white flowers before producing juicy sweet berries. These blackberries can grow as high as five feet tall, and do best in well drained soil.
Brightwell Blueberries. These are great blueberries to grow in the Houston, Texas climate, well adapted to the heat and humidity. Plant them in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and with a little care one bush can produce up to fifteen pounds of fruit! These shrubs can grow to be about fifteen feet tall, and blossom with pretty rose-colored flowers in the spring before beginning to produce fruit. They tolerate cold down to thirty degrees, and will also bring birds to your Houston, Texas garden.
Anna Apple. The large, sweet fruit of this apple tree are perfect for munching on or for baking into pies. These hardy fruit trees are also great to use as an accent in your Houston, Texas garden, and they will bloom in the spring with lovely white flowers before producing fruit in June. They do best when planted in the winter in full sun, and can grow as high as eight feet tall. These hardy trees will survive the Houston, Texas winter without problems.
Petite Negra Figs. This fruit tree will produce plump and juicy figs for you to enjoy. Plant it in full sun in January and February, and expect heights of up to twenty feet. This fruit tree is also a great choice for an ornamental in your Houston, Texas garden, and does best in well drained soil.
Jujubes. A good choice for your Houston, Texas garden if you are looking for a fruit tree that is easy to grow. This is a pretty tree that can be used as an accent or as an ornamental. Plant it in full sun in the winter in your Houston, Texas garden and it can grow to heights of up to fifty feet. These fruit trees are drought tolerant and can take temperatures that drop below freezing.
Chinese Plums. Plant this easy to grow fruit tree in the full sun in your Houston, Texas garden. The orange fruits are delicious, and the tree flowers with lovely, fragrant white blooms in the fall. This tree will bring birds to your Houston, Texas garden, and is perfect to use for small landscaping. Plant it in the spring through the fall and expect heights of up to twenty feet. This fruit tree does best in soil with good drainage.