About John Panzarella

Texas Gardener, Sept/Oct. 2013

I am a retired Chemical Engineer who has been growing fruit and pecan trees for 53 years in Lake Jackson, Texas.  In my half acre backyard, I have growing peach, guava, banana, pecan, pear, loquat, avocado, passion fruit, fig, 5 kinds of jaboticaba, miracle fruit, coffee, and persimmon trees. I also have a year around vegetable garden.  I believe I had the largest private collection of citrus in Texas with over 200 varieties including lemons, limes, grapefruit, pummelos, tangerines, mandarins, and kumquats, plus many hybrids before the February 2021 freeze.

I am a life member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, plus having been past president and editor of the Brazosport Garden club for a number of years.  I have taught master gardener classes for the Brazoria County Extension Service, and I am also a past member of the Brazoria County Pecan and Horticulture Committee and past chairman of this committee.  I have given citrus and gardening talks for Brazoria, Harris, Fort Bend, Denton, and Galveston extension services, commercial nurseries and other organizations.  At my home in the spring, I teach grafting and plant propagation classes.  I also have a small persimmon orchard in New Caney, Texas, where I have about 150 persimmon trees.  From time to time, I sell  various types of trees that grow in this area. You can see what I have available for sale on my web page www.panzarellacitrus.com or my facebook page PanzarellaCitrus.

"Panzarella's Orchard" Image, Brazoria County Magazine, Issue 23-1, Jan. 2017 Page 21 
“Growing Citrus in Texas”, “Discover Why It’s So A-peeling” Austin-San Antonio Urban HOME” Dec13/Jan14 p. 70.
“John Panzarella Citrus Man” Texas Gardener, Sept/Oct. 2013 pp. 26-31.
Opening Lines “Searching for Citrus” Texas Gardener, Jan/Feb. 2012 p. 4.
Enjoying fruits of his labors” The Houston Chronicle Dec. 12, 2008.
“Citrus City USA” The Facts, (Brazoria County Newspaper), Jan. 22, 2006.
“Miracle fruit, A Taste Twister” Fruit Gardener, CRFG Magazine, Jan/Feb. 2005.
“Citrus Success” Texas Gardener, Sept/Oct. 2003. 
“Fruitful Hobby” Image, Brazoria County Magazine, Summer 2003. 

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Lake Jackson, TX 77566
about 50 miles south of Houston, TX off of Highway 288


Texas Gardener, Sept/Oct. 2003


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