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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango talk tonight, Treasure Coast
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:12 AM »
For anyone interested, Iíll be giving a talk about mangos with discussion about 2018 season and horticultural care to the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit club tonight. Meeting starts at 7pm. The location is at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden,
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. , Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Last talk of the season  ;D

Have 10 or so Orange Sherbert mango seeds, dehusked and cleaned. $5 a seed + shipping

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:29:02 PM »
For anyone interested Iíll be giving 3 separate talks about Mangos this week in the south Florida area:

Monday, July 9th, at 7:00pm
broward Rare Fruit and Vegetable council
Location address: 3245 College Avenue, Davie, Florida 33314
Going to be similar to talk I gave in Homestead in May. Will try to focus on new varieties.

Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 pm. Miami Rare fruit club
Fairchild botanic garden:
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156
Science village classroom (I think. I had to try to find a reference to where they met)
This talk may focus more on horticultural practices with some discussion of new varieties. Tons of history Iíd like to talk about as well but gonna be limited in time.

And finally...
Friday, July 13th. 7:30pm. palm Beach Rare fruit council
Mounts botanical garden
531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

I intend to focus heavily on the 2018 season and the new diseases at this talk as numerous palm beach county residents are having their mangos wiped out by this stuff now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado talk 6/18
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:28:57 PM »
For anyone interested Iíll be giving a talk about avocados to the martin county Master Gardeners at the Blake Library in Stuart, starting around 6:00pm tomorrow, June 18th.

Location is:
2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, FL 34996

For anyone interested Iíll be giving a talk about mangos to the Redland Tropical fruit club at the Fruit and Spice Park Wednesday evening the 30th around 7pm. Attendance is free.

Will be discussing the current season with an emphasis on new varieties.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mango fruit for sale
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:57:43 AM »

Weíve opened our fruit stand for the season in West Palm Beach.

Hours are:
Monday -Friday 3-6pm
Saturdays 9am-12pm
Sundays 12-3pm

1010 Camellia Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Currently harvesting:
Dupuis Saigon
Jean Ellen
Lemon Meringue
Stringless Peach
random others/more to come

Picked fruit are $3 per pound, $1 per pound for drops

Can be reached at 561-358-8566 or email

More info on the varieties we grow can be found on our website at

Will begin shipping very soon. No fruit shipping to California or Hawaii

Itís grafting season again. Selling mango, avocado and Sapodilla scions for $4 a scion + shipping. No minimum order.  I have a full potential-availability list here (note that this differs from the full list of stuff weíre growing, as many types are too small or unavailable due to proprietary reasons):

Currently Wonít ship outside the US ( no time for customs forms, other parcel services etc)

Please email me with your requested list ****BEFORE*** placing your order so I can check the status of the buds. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First Mangos of 2018
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:18:44 PM »
Started getting ripe mangos from the trees about 10 days ago:



These have been good by March Mango standards (especially considering recent cold weather) with mid-teens brix.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: February 27, 2018, 09:06:29 AM »
For anyone on the space coast that might be interested, Iíll be giving a talk about ďChallenges for Growing Mangos in 2018Ē to the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club tomorrow in Melbourne. The meeting starts at 7pm. The location is 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL 32901. This is particularly relevant for the folks on Merrit Island.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango talk near Bradenton tomorrow 2/12
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:07:21 PM »
Just a heads up for anyone who might be interested, Iíll be giving a talk to the Manatee Rare Fruit Council on mangos tomorrow at 7pm. The location is:
1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

This talk will differ slightly from the one I gave in Venice last month as it will include some history of Mangos in Manatee County along with some disease updates.

Recently I met a tree buying customer named Golam who had travelled across India trying different Mangos. He informed me that the Himsagar in Florida was not the same as the Himsagar in India, where it is extremely popular.

I had tried the Florida ďHimsagarĒ before, and found it to be an excellent fruit. But Golam described Himsagar as a large round shaped fruit. The supposed imposter grafted in Florida was an oblong/enlongated mango.

Upon examining these photos from India referencing Himsagar online and comparing them to display photos from the various Mango events in south Florida, Iíve come to the conclusion that the Florida Himsagar contained in the collections of the USDA and Fairchild is indeed a mislabeled variety.








Florida again:

Hey Everyone, this Wednesday iíll Be speaking to the Suncoast Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Club about Growing Mangos in 2018. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30pm. For anyone interested in attending the location is:
Nokomis Community Center
234 East Nippino Trail
FL 34275

For anyone interested, This Friday the 12th at 7:30pm I'll be the speaker at the Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council in West Palm Beach. The topic will be about challenges for the future of growing mangos in south Florida. This talk will contain some new subjects compared to the one I gave last August.

On Monday the 15th at 7:00pm I'll be speaking to the Central Florida Fruit Society in Orlando. This topic will be "Growing Mangos in Central Florida" and be geared towards those trying to grow mangos in the more fringe territory of the state's center.

The Palm Beach organization meets at the amounts auditorium located at 531 North Military trail, West Palm Beach

Central Florida is located at
East End Market (2nd Floor)
3201 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803


It's mango season and we're selling mangos here in West Palm Beach. Currently open:
Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturdays 9am-12pm
Sundays and off hours by appointment.

Picked fruit either $2 or $3 per pound. Drops available for $1 per pound.

Call or text 561-358-8566 . I can also be reached by Email or by private message through this forum.

To place a shipping order please send us an email

Farm address is
1010 Camellia Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Also check out our Facebook page at


Tropical Fruit Discussion / First mango fruit of 2017
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:12:59 PM »

About 11 days early compared to the last few years.


I have enough fruit to start selling now. Stand hours are Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays 9am to 12pm. Sundays and off hours by appointment. We are now shipping as well.

Picked and drop fruit available, prices start at $1 per pound for drops and are $2 to $3 per pound for picks depending on the cultivar. Budwood is also available for those who are grafting inclined.

Information on shipping:
- a regular box is $40, and generally contains what we have in quantity at the moment ( Edward, Duncan, Zill, Carabao, couple others)
- a "customized" box is $45, where specific varieties are requested.

Phone: 561-358-8566

1010 Camellia Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Check us out and like us on Facebook if you haven't already!

More to come!

We anticipate having the following varieties available at different points this season, in differing quantities:

Large quantities of:

Limited quantities of:

Maha Chanok
Valencia Pride

Very limited quantities of (less than 10 up to a couple dozen on the tree):
Ah Ping
Bailey's Marvel
Coconut Cream
Davis Haden
Dupuis Saigon
Fairchild Ruby/J-12
Frances Hargrave
Gao Lim Krong
Gold Nugget
Harvest Moon
Jumbo Kesar
Keow Savoy
Kiew Yai
Langra Benarasi
Nam Doc Mai
Pina Colada
San Felipe
Sia Tong
Spirit of 76
Stringless Peach
ST Maui
Sweet Tart
Tommy Atkins
Tong Dam
Ugly Betty
Van Dyke
White Piri

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First mango fruit of the 2016 season
« on: March 30, 2016, 01:17:13 PM »
Right on schedule.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First mango blooms of the 2016 season
« on: October 31, 2015, 06:12:35 PM »
Some of the Edward trees started this week.

Hey everyone, I've got enough fruit now to start selling.. $2 per pound picked and $1/ pound for drops.

Phone: 561-358-8566
Can be reached by private message through this forum as well.

Stand address is 1010 Camellia road, west palm beach


Monday through Friday: 3pm to 6pm
Saturdays: 9am to noon
Off hours by appointment

We are now shipping as well. Sorry we aren't allowed to ship to CA, AZ, or HI

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First mango blooms for 2015 season
« on: October 27, 2014, 07:42:18 PM »
Edward trees in west palm beach:


We're open 3:30 to 5:30 pm Mondays through Fridays and from 10am to 12 on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted. I'll try to keep this post updated periodically as to what I have available.

Right now I have:

Pico- Philippine
Some rosigold

Nam way bananas

To check availability or if you have any additional questions, we can be reached by phone at 561-358-8566. Our email address is You can also send us a private message through this site.

Like us on Facebook!

The address of the mango farm is 1010 Camellia Road, West Palm Beach.

Directions: Take Southern Blvd east past I95. Turn right at the 1st intersection east of 95, Parker Ave. Drive south on Parker about a block or 2, and turn right on Camellia. Drive to the end of Camellia, you may ignore the No Trespassing signs and turn left through the open gate.


Lots of Saba, Jamaican Lacatan, some Manzano. $1/pound

Black sapote/chocolate persimmon. $1/pound

Sapodilla, unknown cultivars. $2/pound

Available for local pickup in PB county in Loxahatchee or possibly West Palm.

Can ship too, only bananas to CA though.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: Manzano Banana fruit
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:42:22 PM »
Just harvested a large bunch of organically grown manzano (apple) bananas. These have a delicious flavor best described as a cross between an apple and a sweet banana. Have them available for $1 per pound. Pickup can be arranged in the Loxahatchee, FL area. Could possibly ship some as well. (Yes, I can ship bananas to CA)

Also have a bunch of Hawaiian Apple/Brazilian bananas that will be ready to harvest soon.

I can be reached by private message, phone 561-358-8566, or email


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For sale: Mangoes!
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:35:06 PM »
We have mangoes for sale again! Tropical Acres Farms is once again partnering with Sturrock Groves to offer you fresh picked Florida mangoes! We have lychees now too.

Now picking Edward mangoes, regarded as one of the finest mangoes in Florida and a 2013 Fairchild curator's choice list mango. $2/pound. Fruit can be purchased at location or shipped if you live out of the area. Philippine, Simmonds, and Duncan mangoes also available. Lychees are now available for $3/pound. We have various types including Sweet Cliff, Mauritius, and Brewster. We also have home made mango preserves and jam for sale as well.

Short video description on Edward mango by TREC:
'Edward' mango description

We're currently going to be open in West Palm Mondays through Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. Weekends and off hours also by appointment. Fruit will also be available for pick up in the Loxahatchee area.

Call anytime for more information: 561-358-8566, or email

Our address is 1010 Camellia Road, West Palm Beach, FL.


Take I-95 to Southern Blvd and exit East.
Turn RIGHT on Parker Ave.
Turn RIGHT on Camellia Rd.
Drive to the end of Camellia road through open gate to mango farm and follow driveway to house.

Happy mango season.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 'Campeche' sapodilla
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:44:00 PM »
In 2011 I bought a sapodilla tree from PIN labelled 'Campeche'. I have had a frustrating time finding any information about it. The person I spoke with at PIN didn't know anything about it. The name would suggest it came from Campeche state, Mexico where they grow a lot of sapodilla.

The tree seems to be a moderately vigorous grower. I recently harvested the first fruit from it:

It weighed about half a pound. It has an interesting eating quality, milder with a distinct creaminess to it compared to most saps. It also had a lot of seeds for a sap, 8 total

Anyone else growing this or know anything about it?

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