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Growing Mangosteen in Florida

Introduction Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others… Read More

Growing Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) in Florida

Citrus greening is making citrus production very challenging and expensive. Many growers in Florida are looking for high value alternative crop with same or even higher profit compare to citrus. One tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central and South America has gained attention recently. Pitaya (genus Hylocereus, also known as dragon fruit), is a climbing-vine cactus species. Nowadays pitaya is a very popular… Read More