Fruit tree sales set for 2019

Longtime Gardenline listeners know this is fruit tree sale season, one of my favorite times of the year. For new listeners, and folks new to the region, it’s almost always January through March.

These annual sales can help you acquire what you want early in the year.

Don’t panic if you can’t find your choices at these sales. Lots of good independent garden centers and mom-and-pop nurseries carry many varieties almost year-round.  But the best part of the sales is knowing you’ll find only the right fruit trees for our area, and get expert answers to fruit tree questions – something you’ll never find at a big-box store or mass merchandiser.

First, some insider advice if you’ve never been to one of these sales: 

  • Get there early and stand in line if necessary before they open the doors. 
  • Don’t wait until noon, or the specific fruit you want will likely be sold out. 
  • If a sale offers classes, get your butt in a seat … you’ll essentially wind up first in line.
  • Don’t be in a hurry to plant anything until we are absolutely done with freezing weather.  Keep listening to GardenLine … I’ll give you the green light.

So, here are all the sales I’m aware of right now. If I missed any, please email me or call the program this weekend. 

January 26

Montgomery County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale 

9 a.m. - noon

9020 Airport Road, Conroe    

Harris County Extension/Master Gardeners West Side  

9 a.m. - noon

Richard and Meg Weekley Park (formerly Bear Creek), 19110 Longenbaugh Road, Cypress

Arbor Gate Fruit Culture Day 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with classes all day)

15635 FM 2920, 1.5 miles west of Highway 249

February 9

Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St. (New Location for 2019) 

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale 

9 a.m. - noon

George Pavilion, Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg

February 16

Galveston County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale 

Pre-sale seminar at 8 a.m.; Sale 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Galveston County Fairgrounds, Jack Brooks Park, Highway 6 at Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock

February 23

Harris County Pct. 2 Veggie and Fruit Tree Sale 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7601 Red Bluff Road, Pasadena

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