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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Tropical Fruit—Canistel

Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Canistel by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Canistel Botanical name: Pouteria campechiana Family: Sapotaceae Some good varieties: Fairchild #1, Oro, Trompo, Bruce About the fruit: The… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Longan

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Longan by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Longan Botanical name: Dimocarpus longan Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Kohala About the fruit: The longan peel is a dull… Read More

Edible Gardening August Updates for School Gardens

The new school year has begun for students attending Miami Dade County Public Schools. Teachers and students will soon have a chance to look at last year’s school gardens. What will they find? Most likely… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Lychee

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Sugar Apple

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Sugar Apple by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Sugar Apple Botanical name: Annona squamosa Family: Annonaceae Good varieties: Lessard Thai, Kampong Mauve About the fruit: This… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is… Read More