Need a Lemon Tree or Raspberry Bush? Get Yourself to Rice University on Saturday
Photo Courtesy Urban Harvest The goal of the fruit tree sale is to offer "delicious, productive, easy-to-care-for fruits varieties that grow well in the Greater Houston Area."
Hence, those wanting to get the best pick of the trees (some will be available in very limited quantities) will want to arrive as early as possible, and with their own wagon, wheelbarrow or dolly for easy tree-transporting. If you attend or plan on attending, keep your eyes on Urban Harvest's Twitter feed -- they'll be keeping customers up-to-the-minute about which varieties sell out.
But even if the fig tree you're looking for sells out, there will be no such thing as a bad tree at the sale; the goal of the event is to offer "delicious, productive, easy-to-care-for fruits varieties that grow well in the Greater Houston Area."
Prices range from $10 to $100, and you can use cash, check or credit card.
The fruit sale section of the Urban Harvest website is a great resource, because it explains how and when to plant the trees and lists a wide variety of classes that the organization will be holding throughout the year in various locations to teach you how to care for, graft and prune fruit trees.