Source: AgriLife Today
When looking at fruit with a consumer’s eye and pocketbook, the challenge of growing organically may be worth it for Texas growers, according to an expert at the recent fourth annual Texas Fruit Conference in College Station.
“There is no question that we are in the midst of a locally grown food trend,” Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist said. “There is a lot of interest in buying meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables close to home. If people can find it locally, it’s attractive.”
Challenges with growing organic fruits and nuts in Texas:
- weather extremes
- heat and humidity
- managing weeds and insects
More information on Producing Texas Fruits and Nuts Organically