What's A Chill Hour? Help In Choosing Fruit Trees in The Desert Southwest

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Selecting fruit trees for successful gardening in the desert or desert southwest, is about many things, but one of the first and foremost is understanding the concept of chill hours or necessary cold dormancy to produce fruit. Low-chill hour tree selection is key to having wonderful fruit in your backyard garden. This short manual explains chill hours, and gives detailed charts for the Arizona desert area, explaining how two neighboring cities can have different cold experiences.
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  • By hex3e
    Sep 12, 2010
    If you live in Arizona, and want to plant fruit trees, it is very difficult to figure out what you can grow. There is such a huge range of "climates" in our beautiful state, and just because something that might grow in a California, or Florida Zone 9, doesn't mean it will survive our summer heat in the AZ desert. As someone who grew up here, and knows many people with orange and grapefruit trees, I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to find something a bit more unique. Sadly, the information on what we can grow is very difficult to come by. The information gathered by Catherine (The Herb Lady), along with her list of trees that have been both successful and unsuccessful for her, is exactly what I have been searching for, so that I can move forward with our own fruit gardening. Thank you for your efforts!
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O' Danny Boy, Ltd.
October 2, 2011
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