I got into the tropical fruit tree business on accident about 10 years ago. While purchasing fruit trees for my gardening hobby, I found that there was a lack of knowledge on how to properly plant and care for these trees. There seemed to be no first hand experience on the long term care of trees that were not native to this climate.

I thought it would be cool if there was a nursery that not only provided unique fruit trees, but also provided the necessary information to grow them successfully in our climate, and from that idea, Shamus O’Leary’s Tropical Fruit Trees was born. I was lucky to be able to use my entrepreneurial drive with my passion for gardening to create a livelihood. I sought out local successful gardeners in order to compile a database of what “will and will not” grow here in southern Arizona. Combining their knowledge with my experimenting has given me the confidence that pretty much anything can be grown here. #PhxFoodForest