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2011 Pomegranate Processing

For those of you that are as fond of pomegranates as I am, you too are probably looking forward to harvest later this summer throughout the fall. There are endless ways you can enjoy the fruit. I have not yet developed a taste for just eating the arils (at least the hard seeded varieties), but … […]

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More Grape Harvest This Week

Entering our second full  week of harvest at the Industry PD tolerant grape variety trial.  Really a beautiful plot in an incredible part of the state.  Andrew Labay went down this past week after our first pick to harvest ‘Blanc du Bois’, the standard of our existing PD tolerant varieties.  Tasting the flavors and looking … […]

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2012 Grape Harvest Begins

Exciting times for us in the Texas Pierce’s Disease Program as we are getting the first look at some of the new PD resistant and tolerant grape varieties. Grape harvest has started this past week with the first varieties ripening in our new variety trials at Industry, Texas. Industry is located in the old colonial … […]

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More on the Jamboree

Our guest judges this year were Daphne Richards, Extension Horticulturist in Travis County and her partner in plunder, Auggie.  (https://augiedoggiesbloggy.wordpress.com/)  Took quite a bit of work, and the competition was tough, but five places were established for perfect peach,eighth, quarter and half bushel categories.  They finished with a live interview on KFAN Radio. In addition … […]

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2012 Stonewall Peach Jamboree

Late freezes and extended drought have been hard on all fruit crops in the last few years, but 2012 has shaped up to be one of the best in quite some time.  Fall rains, chilly, but not brutal winter weather and timely spring rains have resulted in a great crop of high quality peaches in … […]

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Welcome to the Aggie Horticulture Fruit Blog

Here you will find posts, at least weekly covering a wide variety of fruit topics from growing tips, to variety suggestions, answers to questions, events and whatever we think might peak your interest. While botanically crops such as watermelon and tomato are considered fruit, in the horticultural world, fruit are defined as perennial fruiting crops. … […]

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