TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
January 21, 2012
- Horticulture grade dormant oil will help eradicate over-wintering insects, such as scale on shrubs, like hollies, as well as peach and plum trees. Always read, understand, and follow label instructions as they pertain to temperature and rainfall.
- Short-day and intermediate onion sets are available at area nurseries. Plant them three inches apart and harvest every other plant for green onions. Large bulbs will be ready to harvest throughout late May and early June.
- Planting bare-root fruit and pecan trees, during the latter parts of January through February, is the most practical and cost efficient way for plant establishment for both commercial orchards and the home gardener.
- Looking to grow pecan trees in this part of the state? The best adapted varieties are Sioux, Pawnee, Desirable and the newest selection named Nacono.
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.