Urban Harvest 17th Annual Fruit Tree Sale

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Urban Harvest 17th Annual Fruit Tree Sale
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Urban Harvest hosts its 17th Annual Fruit Tree Sale on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rice University’s Greenbriar Lot.

Gardeners of all skill levels can shop for more than 125 varieties of fruit trees that are adapted to grow in Houston’s climate and soil, including selections suitable for large areas, small spaces and container gardening. All are grafted onto rootstock to ensure many years of fruitful harvest. In addition to popular trees such as Clementine mandarin, Meyer lemon and avocado, this year’s market will feature an assortment of nutrient-packed superfoods including seven varieties of blueberries, four varieties of pomegranate and a raspberry variety adaptable to grow in Houston.

Another market highlight is Novak’s passion fruit vine, for years appreciated for its beautiful, exotic-looking flowers. Houstonians can now enjoy the vine’s delicious, edible fruits, which can be sipped like a juice box or puréed and added to smoothies or cocktails. Shoppers at this year’s market will be entered into a raffle for the opportunity to win a fruit tree. Urban Harvest will also be accepting $25 donations to the Community Garden Fruit Tree Fund at the event. The organization supports a network of more than 100 affiliate gardens in the Houston area, and these funds will go toward purchasing fruit trees that will be planted on Urban Harvest’s third annual Earth Day Workday on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Also a fundraiser for Urban Harvest, the event benefits many vital programs including outdoor classrooms at schools, donation gardens that supply fresh food to soup kitchens and food pantries, an extensive curriculum of affordable organic gardening classes and the popular Urban Harvest Farmers Market at Eastside.

Urban Harvest’s comprehensive schedule of gardening workshops serves to support backyard gardeners.

For more information about the sale and gardening resources, visit urbanharvest.org/fruit-tree-sale.
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By: Urban Harvest

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