Category: Fruits & Vegetables

In Your Own Backyard: Growing Citrus

Citrus trees are quintessentially Floridian, and many residents enjoy having this iconic plant in their own backyard. Growing citrus in Florida presents many rewards, including backyard shade and access to fresh fruit (UF/IFAS Master Gardener 2014). However, maintaining… Read More

All about Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits.

Strawberry Diseases

Diseases attack nearly all parts of strawberry plants, affecting both yields and quality. Botrytis fruit rot and powdery mildew are two major strawberry diseases in Florida. Here are some facts and tips on how to check your strawberry… Read More

Planting in November

While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants. You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on the Florida climate… Read More

Fall Fruits and Nuts

Fall and winter may not seem like ideal seasons to plant, but this dormant time is great for planting nut and fruit trees, such as pecan and persimmon. Planting during these seasons allows the soil to settle and… Read More

Cabbage Pest Management

From stews to coleslaws to sandwiches, green and purple cabbage can be found in more than just sauerkraut. Cabbage—a cool-season crop grown throughout Florida—is one of many cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. Florida ranks third for fresh-market cabbage… Read More

Planting in September

Planting in September

While September marks the beginning of fall, the summer’s blistering temperatures may not drop for some time. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your area… Read More