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  • Growing Texas Oranges

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Grower Insights

    Image by Houstonian via Flickr Oranges first came to Texas at the end of the nineteenth-century. Since that time, citrus fruit crops have been cultivated in one relatively small section of the state. The region is known as the Rio Grande Valley and it is located in South Texas. Because it has a subtropical climate and fertile soil, this region is perfect for growing citrus fruits like Texas oranges and grapefruit. In this article we are going to discuss the Texas citrus industry. Why grow oranges in Texas? Compared to Florida, Texas farmland is far more affordable. Not to mention…

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