Best Fruit Trees to Plant Now (And Care Tips)

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/19/18 8:00 AM

plant Now for tasty Fruit Right in Your Yard

If you couldn’t tell, we love the fall season! Not only is it finally cool enough to enjoy the weather in Texas, but it’s the best time of year to plant new trees and shrubs in your yard. Some of the best trees we love planting right now are fruit trees. These trees can grow beautiful fragrant flowers, create great summer shade, and bring you tasty fruit right in your yard!

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Topics: landscape tips, knowledge base, Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

Labor Day Weekend Contest

Posted by Arica Harrison on 8/31/18 7:32 AM

Labor Day weekend is here! This is a time to gather friends and family, enjoy conversations and laughter, and eat delicious foods in our backyards. BBQ is a big deal this weekend, and so is entertaining. Whether you are hosting the big get-together or going to a friend’s place, having a winning recipe is key. Well, we are here to help.  Previously, we have posted a few recipes that are sure to be a hit – Lime Focused, Refreshing Cocktails, and BBQ Essentials. Since you are already planning to serve up some yummy dishes, why not join our Labor Day Weekend Contest! The winner of the contest will be awarded a $100 gift card. To enter, simply do the following:

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

5 Reasons to Plant Fruit Trees in Texas

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 5/17/18 1:42 PM

 

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

10 Favorite Peach Recipes

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 4/12/18 9:58 AM

Most of us think that peaches are for pies and cobbler. While they are perfect in desserts, we can also use this favorite fruit in a variety of ways. We have compiled ten of our favorite peach recipes to help you get inspired! Homegrown fruit always tastes better. We sell fruit trees, such as peaches, at their fruit producing age.

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

CREATE YOUR OWN FRUIT GARDEN

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 3/14/18 11:42 PM

Imagine waking up to a variety of fruits right outside your back door. How about enjoying a peaceful moment in a beautiful backyard seating area where you can enjoy the many colors and fragrances? When we create our own fruit garden, we can enjoy picking the sweetest fruits in our yard, and all that comes with it! As a bonus, we can grow fruit the way we want to - with nothing suspicious!

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Industry Expert

HOW TO PLANT AND GROW PEACH TREES IN YOUR BACKYARD!

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 3/8/18 12:22 AM

Peaches are delicious, nutritious, and we can grow them with nothing suspicious. Grow an edible garden and be a Rock-star! Peach trees are stylish and beautiful too. In fact, the sight of peach trees in bloom is magical. The flowers are pale pink, white/cream/gray and red, with a mildly intoxicating sweet aroma with hints of honey and almond – it is no wonder that their scent is a favorite ingredient often replicated in perfumes. Planting peach trees yields the good fortune of being both beautiful landscape trees and ones that can produce healthy fruits ideal for baking, preserves, or eating fresh-picked off the tree.

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Industry Expert, Insider

Recipe Of The Week: Memorial Day Special!

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 5/26/16 12:53 PM
Memorial Day Weekend is here and before we break out the grill we would like to take a moment to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Many of us will be enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend with family and friends and if you're looking to make a splash at the annual BBQ, and we don't mean a cannonball in the pool, consider using the homegrown fruit and citrus in your backyard. Homegrown fruit and citrus taste way better than store-bought plus no pesticides. 

Below are a few recipes using homegrown lemons that will sure to impress your family and friends. Also, don't forget to include the vegetable garden as well if you have one! 
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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Insider

Top 6 Drink Recipes Using Homegrown Fruit & Citrus

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 5/19/16 1:51 PM
Summer is here and with the kids out of school you'll be looking for daily activities to keep them busy all summer long. One activity that is super easy to do and one that keeps you at home is picking your homegrown fruit and citrus and making fruit and citrus drinks. 

We are lucky to be living in our region. We can grow a huge variety of fruit and citrus trees. Lemon, orange, grapefruit,  peach, and more! Growing these not only gives you superior taste compared to the grocery store, but it can be a great teaching lesson to the younger generation on how to properly care and prepare your fruit and citrus. 

Below are 10 fantastic recipes using homegrown fruit and citrus. First five are non-alcoholic and the bottom five are for the adults!
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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Insider

Recipes Of The Week: BBQ Style

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 5/12/16 2:34 PM
Summer is right around the corner, and it's time to get the invites ready, blow the dust off the grill and clean up the backyard for an awesome summer BBQ. 

Now, there are many foods that make up a classic of a summer BBQ. Hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad are the favorites. There is nothing wrong with the favorites, however, if you're looking to really make an impression at your BBQ consider using what is growing on your landscape. Across our region,  fruit and citrus trees are producing juicy fruit that are great companions to any summer BBQ. Below are a few of our favorite recipes using homegrown fruit!

For a full list of our fruit and citrus tree offerings click here

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Insider

5 Cocktail Recipes Using Homegrown Citrus

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 9/25/15 10:23 AM
Let’s face it. There are things in this world that we all disagree about. However, without question, we can all agree that food and drinks taste a million times better when fresh. Ok, maybe not a million times better, but nothing beats fresh bread, fresh fish, and even fresh cocktails. Mixing up cocktails with fresh fruit is a major benefit to owning a citrus tree. Whenever you need a lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange the fruit is literally on your yard waiting to be picked. Below are five delicious cocktails that taste amazing with fruit from your citrus trees.
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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Insider