My Favorite Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables

(Subject to change as I grow and taste more fruits and vegetables.)

Citrus*

 

   Blood Oranges:

1. Moro

2. Tarraco

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Moro Blood Orange

Kumquat

1. Changshou

2. Meiwa

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Changshou Kumquat

 Lemon

1. Meyer Lemon

2. Panzarella Lemon

3. Lisbon Seedless (if you would like something that like what you get in the grocery store.)

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Meyer Lemon

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Panzarella Lemon

Mandarin

1. Page

            2. Fairchild

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Fairchild

Seedless Mandarin

1. Gold Nugget and Sumo (plants are not available in Texas)

2. Kishu

3. Pixie (late ripening)

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Kishu

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Pixie

Orange

1. Red Navel or Cara Cara

2. Brazilian Navel

 

 Orange Grapefruit

1. Golden

2. Cocktail

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Golden Grapefruit

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Cocktail Grapefruit

Red Grapefruit

1. Rio Red

2. Ray 

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Rio Red Grapefruit

Pummelo

1. Chandler (red flesh)

2. Sarawak (white flesh)

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Chandler Pummelo

Satsuma

1. Any variety such as Brown Select

Sweet Lemon Hybrid

1. Ujukitsu

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Ujukitsu


Lime (all are easy to freeze)

1. Mexican Thornless (Key Lime)

2. Bearss (Persian Lime)

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Mexican Thornless (Key Lime)

White Grapefruit

1. Bloomsweet (easy to peel) lemon flavored

2. Melogold

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Bloomsweet Grapefruit

Pomegranate

1. Sharp Velvet (purple heart)

2. Eve

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Eve Pomegranate

Peaches

(These are the soft melting peaches.  Not the rubber ones you find the the stores.)

White Peach

1. Tropic Snow (chill hours 150 hours)

Yellow Peach

1. Tropic Sweet (200 hours)

2. Midpride (250 hours)

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Yellow Peach - Tropic Sweet (with Early Riser Pole Bean listed below.)

Persimmons

Early Nonastrigent Persimmon

1. Izu

Nonastrigent Persimmon

1. Ichi-ki-kei-jiro

2. Fuyu

Astringent Persimmon

1. Saijo

2. Hachiya

                    3. Honan Red

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Ichi-ki-kei-jiro Persimmons

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Fuyu Persimmon

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Hachiya Persimmons

 

Blackberries

1. Brazos (have to add sugar to eat)

Note: The thornless ones do not do well in the Houston, Tx area.)

Vegetables

Head Lettuce - Great Lakes

Leaf Lettuce - Butter Crunch

Greens - Tendergreens

Corn

1. Funk G-90 (Sweet G-90)

Tomato

1. Big Beef (VFFNTA Interdeterminate)

Cherry Tomato

1. Black Cherry

String Beans

1. Early Riser Pole Bean (Kwintus string beans)

Pears

1. Tennosui (needs 600 hours of chill)

2. Acres Home

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Tennosui Pear

Pecan Trees

1. Forkert

2. Podsednik (a bragging pecan)

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Left to Right - Podsednik, Forkert, Choctaw

Misc

Green Fig  -  BA-1

Brown Fig  -  Celeste

Papaya* (solo variety)  -  Strawberry

Loquat*  -  Genoa

Avocado*  -  Mexican Types

Passion Fruit*  -  Purple

Guava*  -  Lemon Strawberry

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BA-1 Fig

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Texas Loquat on left and Genoa Loquat on right. 

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Fruit from my Mexican Avocado seedling. 

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My avocado's trunk is about 18" dia.
before it split into two trunks.

Fruit that has problems growing or fruiting in this area:

Apples, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, table grapes, pluots, apriums, most plums, cherries and nectarines.  (The bugs like the smooth skin, but can be grown if out in the open and not near other trees.)

 

*Can freeze some winters.

 

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