Urban Orchard

Brazoria County Citrus and Fruit Tree Guide – a brochure featuring citrus and fruit tree varieties appropriate for use in Brazoria and surrounding counties. Developed with Brazoria County Master Gardeners, the document will be updated on a regular basis, including old time favorites and new varieties, as well planting and care tips for your budding home orchard.

Chill hours (CH) – chilling requirement calculated from cumulative cool weather events (between 32 to 45-degrees) that initiate bloom for fruit-bearing trees. Annual chill hours for Brazoria County can range from 200 to 400 hours. 2020 Fall Brazoria County first temps below 45-degrees: 10/19/2020

Current chill hours accumulated: 10/01/20 – 1/16/2021 = 113 CH

Calculate current cumulative chill hours – https://webapps.msucares.com/chill_hours/ (Mississippi State University Extension). Include the following station ID for Angleton:  KTXANGLE31

Historic chill hour data for Angleton, TX:

  • 2014 – 2015 = 194 CH
  • 2015 – 2016 = 144 CH
  • 2016 – 2017 = 66 CH
  • 2017 – 2018 = 276 CH
  • 2018 – 2019 = 362 CH
  • 2019 – 2020 = 244 CH

National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/ (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Keep up to date with current and historic weather events

Want to know what the weather is like at this moment in Angleton? Learn more to check on the weather at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station, 799 E Hospital Drive, Angleton

Announcing winners of the 2020 Brazoria County Pecan Show

1st Place Classic and New Division – Variety Moreland by Mike Peltier

1st Place Commercial Division – Variety Kiowa by Mike Peltier

1st Place Native Division by Bill Hammond

Browse online to watch the video of the announcement and pecan education program: www.facebook.com/brazoriacountyextension/

Congratulations to all of the winners, and all will be submitted to a regional Texas Pecan Show held in College Station January 11 – 13, 2021

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