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Posted on 29 Sep 2014

A quick interview with Dr. Dave Creech,...

Dr. David Creech is professor emeritus of agriculture and associate director of SFA Gardens.  He was also a professor of mine at SFASU.  He is still teaching and leading programs there at SFA and he was willing to respond to some questions I had for him.  I’ll include a link at the end of this that details his qualifications... Read More »
Posted on 28 Sep 2014

Excerpt from How To Grow Apples in The...

Here is an excerpt from How to Grow Apples In The Southern U.S. by Trey Watson.  Rootstocks for Southern Apples All modern fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock of a different variety. Apple trees are no different. They are grafted onto rootstocks that give the apple tree its final size. All the apple varieties that produce the great-tasting,... Read More »
Posted on 27 Sep 2014

Excerpt from The Southern...

The chapter on Asian pears, excerpted from The Southern Gardener’s Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in The South: Asian Pears Asian pears, sometimes called apple pears or pear apples, are increasingly available in supermarkets across the United States. Asian pears, as their name implies, come from Japan and China. The modern Asian pear is the result of centuries of... Read More »
Posted on 26 Sep 2014

Excerpt from Southern Bounty: How To...

Here is a chapter excerpt from Southern Bounty: How to Grow and Enjoy Southeastern Native Fruits and Nuts.  This book is available in Kindle or print format from Amazon, and soon (hopefully!) a bookstore near you! Mayhaw   Natural Habitat and Background   Mayhaws are small pome fruits that are grown on compact trees in the Hawthorn family. Native... Read More »
Posted on 25 Sep 2014

Using Chicken Litter to Fertilize Fruit...

Using Chicken Litter to Fertilize Fruit Trees We live in the heart of Texas poultry country, and as a result, there is always chicken litter to be had. That got me thinking about using poultry littler as a natural fertilizer for fruit trees. So if one was so inclined, how would you use chicken litter to fertilize fruit trees?... Read More »