Tim H.

Extension Program Specialist

Tim Hartmann graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture in 2009 with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. He received his Master’s Degree in Plant Breeding and Horticulture in 2013 from Texas A&M, where he worked on a research project with peach breeding. Tim completed his PhD in Horticulture from Texas A&M in 2020 where his research focused on the adaptation of golden kiwifruit as a new potential crop for Texas. Tim is originally from the small Hill Country town of Blanco, where he got started in Horticulture working for a commercial greenhouse operation and also running a home-based nursery business in high school. Tim began working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in 2014 where he focuses on water conservation in the home landscape. His responsibilities include delivering educational presentations to homeowners and Master Gardeners, conducting state-wide plant trials, and developing printed and web-based materials for the Earth-Kind® Landscaping Program. Tim has special interests in propagation, exotic fruits, and in incorporating well-adapted edible plants into residential landscapes for both food and aesthetic value. T

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