How to Grow Tropical Fruit Trees in a Desert Garden


John from visits a tropical fruit tree nursery in Phoenix, Arizona to share with you the top tips on how to grow tropical fruit trees in a desert climate.

In this episode, you will learn the easiest tropical fruits and subtropical fruits you can grow in a desert climate. In addition, you will discover the specific actions you will need to take to ensure you have healthy, productive trees with minimal pest or disease issues.

John visits Shamus O’Leary’s Tropical Fruit Tree nursery in Phoenix, Arizona, and shows you around this home based nursery and all the tropical fruit trees growing in the ground and also in containers around the property. You will discover the best place in Arizona to purchase tropical fruit trees as well as get the information you need to be successful at growing tropical fruit trees in the desert.

You will discover one of the most cold tolerant avocado trees that are in commercial production that can be grown with minimal protection in the desert and from cold temperatures.

Near the end of the episode, John will show you a mango tree that is producing mangoes in a container and then share with you his opinions on 3 uncommon varieties of mangoes grown in Arizona that he has never had before.

Finally, John will sit down with Shamus, the tree grower and ask him questions about how to take care of tropical fruit trees in the desert and the most important factors that can lead to success or failure of growing tropical fruit trees in the desert.

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Watch the previous episode also filmed in Phoenix, with over 150 fruit trees on 1/3 of an acre!

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