Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples, and designing ... READ MORE
A: Banana is best grown in cold hardiness zones 9b – 11 but it can produce fruit in USDA hardiness zones 8b and 9 when winter temperatures stay above freezing. We had a few days this winter that were well below the freezing mark, which is ... READ MORE
A : Bananas are vigorously growing, monocotyledonous herbaceous plants. There are two species of banana, Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana, and most banana cultivars are hybrids of these species. The banana and plantain are native to Southeast ... READ MORE
The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO! Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders. ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The banana consumers know today could disappear from U.S. store shelves because of a tropical disease, just as its predecessor did more than 50 years ago, and ... READ MORE