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

Spondias Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

August 4, 2015

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 in the ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Horticultural Sciences Department, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan H. Crane, Master Gardener Handbook, Spondias, Tropical REC
Figure 1. Exposed African bee nest on a tree limb.

African Honey Bee: What You Need to Know

June 18, 2015

African honey bees entered the United States in the early 1990s and have since spread throughout the Southwest and Southeast, including parts of Florida. Compared to European bees, African bees are highly aggressive when disturbed and are more ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Africanized Honey Bee, Catherine M. Zettel Nalen, Entomology And Nematology Department, Glenn Hall, J. D. Ellis, Master Gardener Handbook

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