2022 Austin County Lunch N Learn Series
2021 Fall Citrus Tree Sale! SOLD OUT
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association will kicks-off its Fall 2021 Citrus Tree Sale today.
Links to Citrus Growing Expert Resources:
Ambrosia from your Backyard, Growing Citrus on the Upper Coast of Texas
All Trees are SOLD OUT.
Only varieties suitable for growing in the Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington Counties are offered. Orders accepted from August 27, 2021 to September 7, 2021.
Pick-up: Buyer must pick-up trees:
September 10, 2021
12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
American Legion Post
1630 Meyer St.
Sealy, Texas 77474
2021 Fall Horticulture Seminar
Please join Texas A&M Agrilfe Extension Service August 27, 2021 for the Fall Horticulature Seminar, hosted by Texas A&M Agrilfe Extension Service for Austin County. Topics, which will be presented by AgriLife Extentions Agent Robert “Skip” Richter and Specialists Tim Hartmann, Ph.D and Monte Nesbitt, Ph.D include:
Planting Fall Vegetables
Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance
Citrus Tree Care and Maintance
Prepping Plants for Freezes
RSVP HERE by August 25, 2021 or call 979-865-2072.
Fall 2020 Fruit Tree Sale – Order Online
UPDATE: Orders Open to October 9, 2020
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association will kick-off its Fall 2020 Fruit Tree sale on September 28. Revisit this page to order and for updated information. In the meantime, review the tree list and plan your order!
Only varieties suitable for growing in the Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington Counties are offered. Orders accepted from September 28, 2020 to October 9, 2020.
Pick-up: Buyer must pick-up trees between 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at one of the following locations, chosen when the order is placed:
Note Pick-up Locations
Austin County Colorado County
Koehler Ranch Colorado County Extension Office
1333 Downey Rd. 316 Spring Street
Sealy, TX 77474 Columbus, Texas 78934
Fayette County Washington County
AgriLife Building Washington County Fairgrounds-VIP Building
255 Svoboda Ln 1305 E. Blue Bell Rd
La Grange, TX 78945 Brenham, TX 77833-2436
Everything listed will grow well in our area however, lemons must be protected from frost and freezing weather. Figs and citrus have to be protected when they are young.
Please note that the Chocolate Persimmon isn’t really chocolate. It just has brown stripes on the orange fruit.
Available Trees & Prices – 3 Gallon Containers
Availability may be limited
- APPLE – FUJI $24
- AVOCADO – LILA $58
- AVOCADO – PANCHO $58
- BLUEBERRY – CLIMAX $22
- BLUEBERRY – PREMIER $22
- BLUEBERRY – TIFBLUE $22
- DWARF IMPROVED MEYER LEMON $58
- DWARF KEY LIME $58
- DWARF PERSIAN LIME $58
- DWARF ORANGE NAVAL N-33 $58
- FIG – CELESTE $24
- FIG – TEXAS EVERBEARING $24
- GINGER – CULINARY $24
- GOJI BERRY $24
- LEMON – IMPROVED MEYER $44
- LEMON – LEMONADE $44
- LOQUAT $24
- ORANGE – VALENCIA RHODE RED $44
- PEACH – FLORIDAKING $32
- PEACH – LA FELICIANA $32
- PEAR – SHINSEKO $32
- PERSIMMON – GIANT FUYU $38
- PERSIMMON – CHOCOLATE $38
- POMEGRANITE – SALAVATSKI $38
- PUMMELO – CHANDLER $44
- SATSUMA – MIHO $44
- SATSUMA – OWARI FROST $44
Apple, Fuji– 400 – 600 chill hours, yellow-green skin with red stripes. Ripens in early fall. More tasty than the red Fuji. Allow to ripen on the tree.
Avocado, Lula – Green skinned medium sized fruit. Ripens in late October-January. Hardy to about 24 degrees. Full sun
Avocado, Pancho – Originated as a seedling at Stuart Place, TX. The fruit is oval to slightly pear shaped and is light green in color with a very thin skin. Medium sized fruit. Cold hardy to mid teens, ripens Aug – September.
Berry, Goji- Nutritional and Medical benefits. Super food high in antioxidants. Known to promote longevity
Blueberry, Climax – rabbiteye blueberry, which is early ripening. Most of the fruit ripens in a short period of time. The crop load is moderate to high. 310-420 Chill hours. Requires a pollinator.
Blueberry, Premiere – This variety is an early season rabbiteye variety, that produces fruit of excellent color, size and flavor. The bushes are vigorous and productive, and have been suited to mechanical harvesting. 310-420 chill hours. Requires a pollinator.
Blueberry, TifBlue – is the most universally outstanding rabbiteye blueberry grown to date. The fruits are large, light blue and ripen late in the season. The bush is vigorous and very productive. Tifblue is more cold hardy than most rabbiteye blueberries varieties. 350-400 chill hours. Self fruitful
Fig, Celeste – medium sized sweet fruit, ripens in July. Requires lots of water with good drainage
Fig, Texas Everbearing (Brown Turkey) – medium sized fruit that is nearly seedless, mild sweet flavor
Ginger, Zingiber “Baby Ginger”– Great selection of yellow edible ginger, tender with mild flavor, does not need to be peeled.
Loquat, Japanese Plum – Evergreen tree. Tangy and sweet fruit. Can get 20-30 feet tall. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Mulberry, Dwarf Everbearing- Sweet medium sized berry, Produces continuously in warm bright conditions, strengthens immune system, great for eyesight.
Peach, Flordaking – High quality, early season peach, large semi-freestone sweet fruit, 450 chill hours or less
Peach, La Feliciana- Heavy bearer of high quality fruit. Firm and flavorful. Yellow fleshed freestone. 550-600 chill hours.
Pear, Shinseiki– juicy, sweet crisp Asian pear with bright yellow-skin. 12 – 16’. Vigorous and heavy bearing. Cold Hardy, self fruitful best with pollinator. Resistant to fire blight.
Persimmon, Chocolate – Large fruit, delicious flavor, has chocolate brown stripes on orange skin. Ripens in September. Acorn shaped.
Persimmon, Giant Fuyu – Orange fruit is larger than the regular Fuyu and just as good. Ripens in October and November. Non-astringent, crisp and sweet.
Pomegranate, Salavatski – 6 – 8’ tall, heavy producer, slightly dwarf, fruit has hard seeds with sweet tart juice, self fruitful. Produces bright orange flowers edible over an extended time. Cold Hardy.
Lemon, Improved Meyer – sweet and tangy, medium size fruit, thin yellow skin, very juicy. Least cold sensitive of all the lemons, but still needs to be protected from freeze.
Lemon, New Zealand Lemonade – delicious, sweet lemon hybrid with few seeds, very productive, very large fruit
Orange, Valencia Rhode Red – great for juicing, harvest between March & June. Only variety of orange in season during summer.
Pummelo, Chandler – large tree, dark green winged leaves, very large fruit, flesh is pink & sweet. Ripens in November
Satsuma, Miho – cold hardy, medium to large fruit, seedless, good flavor. Ripens in September and October.
Satsuma, Owari Frost – very cold hardy, medium sized sweet, seedless fruit, keeps well on the tree, ripens in early October
Dwarf Varieties are 30 to 40% smaller than standard trees which make them easier to grow in pots and to protect from the cold. They do well in a garden setting, have standard size fruit and are easier to pick.
Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon – compact tree, medium size fruit, thin yellow skin, very juicy. Least cold sensitive of all the lemons, but still needs to be protected from freeze.
Dwarf Key Lime – Extremely cold sensitive, small tangy fruit, tasty
Dwarf Lime, Persian – dark foliage, medium-large fruit with delicious juicy flavor.
Dwarf Orange, Navel N-33 – fruit has thick orange rind, rich flavor, juicy & seedless