Fruit trees are fun and easy to grow in San Antonio. The Garden Center carries a great selection of trees including apple, pear, citrus, peach, avocado, persimmon, pomegranate and more! At The Garden Center, we hand pick the best varieties of trees that will do well in our area. The very best selection can be found in early spring when we have a large variety of bare-root and container grown trees. In additional to fruit trees we carry grapes, blueberries, blackberries and a great selection of herbs and veggies. Inventories are subject to availability, check back often to see what’s new!
What the heck are chill hours?
You may have noticed while shopping for fruit trees that some trees require a certain amount of “chill hours”. Chill hours are the number of hours a tree needs in order to break dormancy in the spring. A chill hour is defined as 1 hour of temperatures lower than 45 degrees but higher than freezing. It is a good idea to plant more than one variety of tree to get the best production since chill hours vary from year to year. Fruit trees at our nursery are selected with lower chill hours so they will produce properly in the San Antonio area.
Self Fertile Trees
While some fruit trees require a partner to produce fruit, there are many trees that are able to produce fruit on their own. However, any time you plant more than one tree, you will always get a better yield. Some trees that do not require pollinators include citrus, figs and pomegranates. Many peaches are self fertile, as are grapes and blackberries. Pecans technically need pollinators, but there are so many growing in the San Antonio area, that it is not absolutely essential for nut production!