Thanks for the adding me to the group! I wanted to introduce myself here. I am a newcomer to really getting into growing fruit, though I have been a backyard gardener for a few years. Originally from Idaho, I am now living in Hutto, TX in hardiness zone 8a on the outskirts of Austin. I actually work in Austin with the Office of the Texas Attorney General in the Criminal Prosecutions Division. Previously I was in the Army for 11 years with a couple of deployments to Iraq.
Currently we have an established peach tree (five years), a small loquat tree that my wife grew from the seeds of loquats that I that picked in Austin that is now about two years old, and a two year old lime.
Since I live in a subdivision and do not have a lot of room to plant all the trees that I would like, I am looking to try my hand at grafting some other stone fruits onto my peach. I would like to add a plum, apricot and maybe a nectarine onto my Sam Houston peach. Eventually I’d like to graft a lemon and possibly a smaller orange or tangerine to the lime tree, and possibly something else when it gets large enough. Any suggestions as to what would be good varieties to try here in Texas?