Chilling in the Garden

The other day, I was thinking about possible additions to my front-yard orchard. Last spring I planted two Grenada pomegranate trees and a Celestial fig tree, and this past fall I planted an All-in-One almond tree. After considering the climate I live in, I thought pears might be nice. So, I went to the website of my preferred nursery, Willis Orchards, and looked at all the pear trees they offer. I already knew that certain fruit and nut trees won’t grow in my area, but now I know the reason why. But wait, there’s more!