HOUSTON, TEXAS — Urban Harvest hosts its 19th Annual Fruit Tree Sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s sale takes place at a new location: Houston’s Sawyer Yards at 2101 Winter Street. Gardeners can shop for more than 100 varieties of fruit trees that are suited for the climate and soils of the greater Houston area, including selections for large areas, small spaces and container gardening. New varieties this year include the Japanese Plum Loquat, the Sanguinelli Blood Orange, and the Australian Finger Lime, which grows to look like real green fingers.
In addition to the fruit trees for sale, this year’s event will feature the Green Thumbs Education Pavilion sponsored by Kroger with environmental and nutritional activities for all ages, plus live music and food trucks. Information on fruit tree care and planting will also be available in the Green Thumbs Education Pavilion, including expert advice from Dr. Bob Randall.
Individuals who make a $250 donation to Urban Harvest between now and Jan. 31, 2019, will receive access to a fruit tree pre-sale site; benefits include the first chance to select fruit trees before the sale and skipping the line with curbside service on Feb. 9, 2019. Visit urbanharvest.org/fruit-tree-sale to access the donation link.
The event—the largest single-day fruit tree sale in the country—is also a fundraiser for Urban Harvest, benefitting many vital programs that support outdoors classrooms at schools, community gardens that supply fresh food to neighborhoods across the city, an extensive curriculum of affordable organic gardening classes, and the popular Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market.
For more information about the sale, curbside service, and gardening resources, visit urbanharvest.org/fruit-tree-sale.
Urban Harvest 19th Annual Fruit Tree Sale
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007
Free to attend; fruit trees start at $12
About Urban Harvest
Founded in 1994, Urban Harvest cultivates thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy, local food. Urban Harvest has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the local food movement.