Florida star fruit, or carambola, is in season now. When sliced, the fruit forms a perfect star. This subtropical fruit is produced commercially in South Florida, and grown as a backyard fruit in Central Florida. You may find star fruit in groceries, ... READ MORE
“Dragon fruit” refers to several species of climbing cactus native to the tropical forests of Mexico and Central and South America and grown in tropical regions worldwide. South Florida has a few hundred acres of commercial dragon fruit ... READ MORE
A few years ago at a fruit nursery, the owner was giving me a tour of his orchard and we were tasting the fruits of the season. “You’re gonna love this”, said the owner as he handed me a lemon to taste. Expectedly, it was sour. He then ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE