Bartlett Pear trees can be successfully grown here. The trees are vigorous, productive, and self-fruitful. Pears bloom later than other fruits like apricots, cherries, and Japanese plums so are more likely to beat our late frosts and produce a crop. However, Bartlett Pears, are fire blight susceptible. Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, a destructive disease of pear trees is found in Valencia County, New Mexico. To beat this disease we are making available sweet & juicy, fire blight resistant pear trees. Our blight resistant Pear tree collection includes: Warren, Seckel, Tyson, Harrow Delight, Atlantic Queen, and Shinko (Asian Pear).
Goatheads ( Tribulus terrestris ) are native to Southern Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Goatheads are also called stickers, sticker weed, bullhead, devil’s weed, and puncturevine. Goatheads are easily recognized by their prostrate growth form, leaves with leaflets, yellow flowers, and stickers (Goatheads). If you miss’em visually then they will stab you painfully in the fingers as you work your garden, or stick to your clothing and shoes. Goatheads are the primary reason local bicyclists must get “thorn proof” tires for riding on area trails and streets. Goatheads have prostrate stems that radiate outward from one central point. Leaves are compound with smaller leaflets. Lemon yellow flowers form along the stems and fertilized flowers form fruits. Fruits consist of several attached structures called nutlets (Goatheads). Each nutlet is a single seed that becomes hard or woody when mature. Each seed has two sharp spines that easily penetrat