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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Holy Guacamole, It’s Almost Avocado Season!

Sliced avocado on a cutting board

Avocado trees are a popular choice in south Florida landscapes, and even farther north. When I first moved to Gainesville, my roommate had two trees, though the potted one disappeared one night, thus proving their… Read More

Plan a garden that saves you money

Photo of piled tomatoes.

If you’re like me, each year you spend all of the month of February (or January if you’re farther south) dreaming of the tomatoes and peppers you’d like to be growing and wishing you didn’t… Read More

Spondias Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

Spondias mombin (fruit and leaves). Location: Maui, Enchanting Gardens of Kula

Spondias species (whose common names among English speakers include ambarella, Ataheite apple, mombins, and hog plums) are flowering trees native to tropical and subtropical regions. They are known for their sweet fruit and grow well… Read More