hard fruit production in Central Texas
I am located in North Austin and have deep clay soil. I want to have a few hard fruit trees but am limited as I "farm" a suburban lot. Has anyone had any luck raising apple, pear and fig on cordons or espallier? I have an east and a west facing fence w/ about 50 lineal feet each and hoped to utilize for fruit.
Travis County Texas fruit trees
Apples, pears and figs would all be fine espaliered. However, apples do not do that well here, due to our high night-time summer temperatures.
Pears do okay, and figs do very well. You'll just need to protect your figs from the birds when they get ripe.
Here is a link to our fruit tree page, which has more information on fruit trees for our area. Best of luck.