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Heirloom tomato variations

Everglades Tomato-A Summer Tomato for the Keys

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April 20, 2020

Also known locally as wild tomato or currant tomato, the Everglades tomato is a wonder for gardeners in the Florida Keys. The tomato blooms and fruits all year long, is tolerant of our alkaline soil, brackish water, salt winds, and is resistant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, NATURAL RESOURCES
Tags: Edible Landscape, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Keys, Gardening, Vegetable Gardening
Roselle caylces

Roselle, The Florida Cranberry

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April 3, 2020

Roselle, a relative of hibiscus, was once used widely as an edible plant in Florida. The flowers are less showy than other hibiscus varieties, but their calyces (sepals at the base of the flower) are amazing! As the flower dies the calyx ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Edible Landscape, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Keys, Home Gardening, Master Gardener Volunteer, Vegetable Gardening

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic


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June 8, 2018

Come out next Saturday, June 16th, to the Tropical Fruit Festival in Key West at The Truman Little White House. The event starts at 9:00 am and goes till 1:00 pm. This is a free event for residents and visitors of the Keys. Join us for ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Avocados, Grimal Grove, Key West, Kids Activities, Mangoes, Tropical Fruit Education, Tropical Fruit Fiesta, Truman Little White House

Limes in the Keys

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May 27, 2014

If a Keys gardener refers to a lime tree, it may be Key lime, a wild lime, or perhaps even a Spanish lime. All unrelated! Key limes, Citrus aurantifolia Swingle http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch092 . Those wonderful round yellow fruits, were ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Fruit Tree

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