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Tuesday - January 23, 2007

From: Daingerfield, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Trees
Title: Fast growing, native fruit trees for Northeast Texas
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

What kind of fruit tree will grow fast and be pretty in Northeast Texas?

ANSWER:

Attractive, fruit-bearing trees native to northeast Texas include Black cherry (Prunus serotina), Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), and Southern Crabapple (Malus angustifolia). All are reasonably fast-growing trees.
 

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