Houston Museum of Natural Science

Growing Citrus in Houston & SE Texas

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

09:30 AM

Citrus trees bear fruit abundantly and deliciously for many years. They are evergreens and have fragrant flowers, attract North America's largest butterfly and are a good bird habitat. Explore the types of citrus available, best varieties for flavor and production, how to obtain them, grow them and how to keep them alive during very bad freezes.

Citrus can be purchased at the Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale on January 14th and planted in mid-March after the last possible freeze. Location of sale: 5600 Greenbriar Drive, Rice University, Greenbriar Lot.

About the Class

Instructor Dr. Bob Randall is one of eight Urban Harvest co-founders and served as its executive director until retirement in 2008. He is author of "Year Round Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers for Metro-Houston." He is active as a member of the Permaculture Guild of Houston and teaches many of the Urban Harvest courses.

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  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sponsored by Urban Harvest. Member $35, Tickets $45

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 for museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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