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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

How Many Avocado Varieties do you know? Which one is best for Guacamole?

Avocados originated from tropical America. However, we have three ecological races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. Avocado best grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In Florida, commercial growers can be seen in Miami-Dade and Collier… Read More

Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass?  Even if you do not know, you likely have as it is one of… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here in… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here in… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here in… Read More

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit… Read More

Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!

Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Think JAMAS: Jackfruit Avocado Mamey sapote Annona Starfruit, plus! Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. “Doug Bug” Caldwell, Emeritus Commercial Landscape Horticulture… Read More

Updated list of ‘virtual’ natural resources programs from UF/IFAS

Updated Sept 2021: Below is a list of online programs offered by UF/IFAS Extension faculty that focus on natural resources in Florida. These programs are free and open to anyone (unless otherwise noted), and can be “attended” from… Read More