Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New addition to fruit in Texas

I was speaking recently with David Strohmeyer, of G&S Groves, and he shared some very exciting news. We'll soon have Texas Mangoes! Can you believe it? Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits and one that I always really wish we could grow locally.

He'll have to explain it fully, but from what I remember there's some scientist who was able to do a bud graft or something of that sort to get Mangoes. I think they can't survive early life in Texas soil, so they have to graft the branches onto existing trees of similar varieties. I'm speaking beyond my knowledge here, but wanted to give you an idea of what kind of feat this is.

And it's wonderful. We should expect the first crop to be producing this summer, I think he said.

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