A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching.
Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE
Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... READ MORE
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County.
Star fruit can be known as ... READ MORE
Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives?
Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit
The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE
Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest!
Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021
This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to tropical climates ... READ MORE
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in Southwest Florida.
Join the UF|IFAS Extension Collier County team for a half-day workshop and learn how to grow Citrus-Alternative ... READ MORE
Fruit Gardening Webinar Series
Here at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we just finished up our "Get Your Grove On" webinar series. The series ran from September 23rd-October 21st and met for an hour every Wednesday at lunch time. During ... READ MORE
It looks to be a good year for mangoes. Locally, many mango trees are loaded with fruit promising a sweet June and July harvest. There is hardly any other tropical fruit that almost everybody likes. While mangoes are not suitable for everywhere, ... READ MORE
A free lecture on Tropical Fruit Trees for south Florida is being offered as part of the 7th installment of the Garden Talks Series hosted by the Acreage Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this educational opportunity. ... READ MORE