Added by on 2016-04-17

A road trip around the Grand Canyon state revealed just how much Arizonans enjoy maintaining urban gardens. Video Rating: / 5 John from visits a tropical fruit tree nursery in Phoenix, Arizona to share with you the top tips on how to grow tropical fruit trees in a desert climate. In this episode, you will learn the easiest tropical fruits and subtropical fruits you can grow in a desert climate. In addition, you will discover the specific actions you will need to take to ensure you have healthy, productive trees with minimal pest or disease issues. John visits Shamus O’Leary’s Tropical Fruit Tree nursery in Phoenix, Arizona, and shows you around this home based nursery and all the tropical fruit trees growing in the ground and also in containers around the property. You will discover the best place in Arizona to purchase tropical fruit trees as well as get the information you need to be successful at growing tropical fruit trees in the desert. You will discover one of the most cold tolerant avocado trees that are in commercial production that can be grown with minimal protection in the desert and from cold temperatures. Near the end of the episode, John will show you a mango tree that is producing mangoes in a container and then share with you his opinions on 3 uncommon varieties of mangoes grown in Arizona that he has never had before. Finally, John will sit down with Shamus, the tree grower and ask him questions about how to take care of tropical fruit trees in the desert and the most important factors that can lead to success or failure of growing tropical fruit trees in the desert. Learn more about Shamus O’Leary Fruit Trees at: Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like […]

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  • Ismael Mouatadid 4 years ago

    man you're boring

  • Felicia Follum 4 years ago

    could I grow cocoa in Richland WA? lol just curious…i just like the fruit :)

  • Mohammed Ali 4 years ago

    hi how can I get this mango tree to Zanzibar

  • Mohammed Ali 4 years ago

    hi how can I get this mango tree to Zanzibar

  • Grandma Beverly 4 years ago

    what is the difference between using mulch and using compost on top of ground under trees?

  • Grandma Beverly 4 years ago

    would JuJubes grow in Southern California, Coachella Valley (low desert) ?

  • The Hen That Roared 4 years ago

    Shamus's trees are THE BEST available in the area. I purchased a Carrie Mango, Barbados Cherry, Aravapai Avacado and Brewster Lychee. All are of AMAZING quality.

  • Mike Ramos 4 years ago

    I have mangos, dragon fruit, and blue java banana growing in Las Vegas. So far, surviving very well.

  • graciela duarte 4 years ago

    I'm growing Avocados, Mangos,Guanabana, Sugar Cane, Barbados Cherry, Coffee and many more tropical trees and plants from Shamus. I'm in Tucson and everything is doing amazing. He recently moved to a larger property which means They will be able to carry even more trees.

  • Earthling Dylan 4 years ago


  • Red Sky 4 years ago

    Can't wait to pick up my pre-ordered trees from Shamus. I got a Coconut Cream mango and Acerola Cherry. Might have to pick up more trees when I get there.

  • Bianca Barron 4 years ago

    Which mangoes will be best for Vegas? I would love to go there and buy some trees

  • Jomon Johny 4 years ago

    can i grow them in Texas houston ??????????

  • Manny Vedo 4 years ago

    Great video! 🙂

  • Jole Lazav 4 years ago

    But we are cannibals… ;-)

  • Jon Mcclane 4 years ago

    DUDE! What's wrong with you guys! That is no way or how to eat MANGOs
    Oh, the shame of it all :(

  • Eric akafathual 4 years ago

    thanks for visiting phoenix im glad too see others are noticing our unique climate.

  • Cindyfromaz 4 years ago

    Shamus rocks!!  Great healthy trees with great success.

  • Bertha Perales 4 years ago

    Where can I buy coconut cream mango?????

  • Out of the box 4 years ago

    John and Shamus are right. Fruit trees are forgiving and you can grow more if you have micro-climates in higher hardiness zones.  I have a Pineapple guava tree, a Pomegranite tree an Asian pear tree and a Satsuma Mandarin. The Asian Pear is still not transplanted after two years sitting on my back SE facing  enclosed patio that gets full sun and is protected from the wind on all sides. I'm in zone 8A but my patio may be 8B or even 9A.

     I've been hesitating planting them in the clay ground soil here in northern SC.

     I thought the Asian pear wouldn't make it through last summer. (In fact it is still sitting in its 3.5 gallon pot I bought it in.). This spring it began to produce fruit. Today  noticing some ants on one of the pieces of fruit, I decided to pick it and drown the ants.  After washing and biting into it, I was in heaven. It had to have been 100 if not 1000 times sweeter than the most expensive Asian Pear I'd ever tasted that I'd bought in a store…and I hadn't even taken proper care of it. No wonder the ants were all over it.  I think a big difference is that my Asian Pear Fruit had the benefit of full sun and I ate them ripe picked freshly from the tree. John isn't exaggerating at all about the taste difference eating ripe fruit freshly picked off the tree vs. unripe fruit you get from the store. There is no comparison. EVERYONE should try growing a fruit tree so they can experience the taste sensation!!!