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I’ll be giving a free public presentation at the Palm Beach RFC for anyone here in south Florida interested in attending. The topic is “Mango Culture in Palm Beach County 2023”. Will be discussing current information and trends in mangos here in PB county and steps home growers can take to maximize their yields.

531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida

Date: Friday, January 13, 2023

Time: 7:00pm

Not going to be streamed online as far as I know.

8:00pm eastern time
Anyone is welcome to participate , here is the YouTube link:

To those forum viewers who might be interested in attending I will be giving a talk about mangos to the Manatee Rate Fruit Council in Bradenton, FL this Monday at 7:00pm. Free to the public. Will be covering topics such as the current season, some common existing challenges in mangos, variety discussions and more + Q&A period.

The address for the meeting is Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

It’s mango budwood season again. $6 per scion + shipping (FedEx Express -2 day air).  We are now taking orders for budwood checks which we currently conduct on Sundays. After we check your list, we’ll send you an invoice. Sapodilla and Mamey scions available as well.

There is a $6 check fee which gets applied towards your order. If we don’t find anything ready from your list or you cancel before we check it, we refund you the $6.

We sell trees too and can ship 1 and 3 gallons to all states including California and Arizona (phyto sanitary inspection required). We also can graft you a tree and carry non-Turpentine rootstocks for those of you in California and Arizona. Seedling trees are also available for those that want to grow poly varieties in those states.

We can be reached via email at
You can also text us at 561-358-8566

Tropical Fruit Discussion / I’m doing a Live Q/A tonight on YouTube
« on: January 27, 2022, 03:38:18 PM »
For anyone interested with tropical fruit questions, 8:00pm eastern time.

We are selling mango budwood again. Cost is $4 per scion + shipping. Can also be picked up in person straight from the farm in West Palm Beach. Budwood of Sapodilla, Avocado, and Mamey also available at varying times.

Full availability list below. Email us at with a list of varieties you’re interested in and we’ll check them for you. You may also email us if you have any questions about where we can ship.

'Ah Ping'
'Alampur Baneshan'
'Arka Neelkiran'
'Ashlul Mukara'
'Bailey's Marvel'
'Bennet Alphonso
'Bizcochuelo' '
'Blackie Seedling’
'Brahm Kai Meu'
'Buxton Spice'
'Cac' / ‘Cat Chu ‘
'Cat Hoa Loc'
'Cat Saigon'
'Chene 2'
'Cecilove' / Zill 34-24
'Chok Anon'
'Colombo Kidney'
'Cotton Candy'
'Creme Brulee'
'Crimson Delight'
'Crystal' (Zill 1-29)
'Davis Haden'
'D. Burd'
'Diamond' (HW-14)
'Dou Doux' (Du Dus)
'Dupuis Saigon'
'Dwarf Hawaiian'
'East Indian'
'Frances Hargrave'
'Fruit Cocktail'
'Fruit Punch'
'Gao Lim Krong'
'Gold Nugget'
'Golden Lippens'
'Golden Queen'
'Harvest Moon'
'Hindi Bessenara'
'Honey Kiss'
'Hong Sa'
'Ice Cream'
Iman Passand
'Janardhan Passand'
'J.B. 2' (Burd)
'Jean Ellen'
'Juicy Peach'
'Karen Michelle'
'Karutha Colomban'
'Kensington Pride'
'Keow Savoy'
'Kook Lom Krong
'Lady's Choice'
'Langra Benarsi'
'Lehore Himsagar'
'Lemon Meringue (Po Pyu Kalay)
'Lemon Zest'
'Little Gem'
'Madame Blanc'
'Madame Francis'
'Maha Chanok'
'Manga Blanca' (Stringless)
'Mangifera Casturi 6-25'
'Mangifera Casturi 6-26'
Mangifera Lalijiwa
'Mangifera Odorata'
'Merritt Island Saigon
'Nam Doc Mai #4'
'Nam Doc Mai Mun'
'Nam Tam Teem'
'Nele Petite'
'Orange Essence'
'Orange Sherbet'
'Palm Springs'
'Panchadara Kalassa'
'Peach Cobbler'
'Pedda Rassam'
'Philippine' (Carabao)
'Pim Sen Mun'
'Pina Colada'
'Pineapple Pleasure'
'San Felipe'
'Sein Ta Lone
'Sey Pasala'
'Shamsul Asamar'
'Shew Ya Za Ma'
'Sia Tong'
'Sia Siam'
'Smith' (Hawaii)
'Sophie Frey’
'Spirit of 76'
'ST Mauii'
'Sugarloaf' / Zill E-4
'Super Julie' /J-12 / Fairchild Ruby
'Survanarheka' (Sundari)
'Sweet Tart'
'Tess Pollack'
'Thai Everbearing'
'Tommy Atkins'
'Tong Dam'
'Tyler Premier
'Ugly Betty'
'Valencia Pride'
'Van Dyke'
'Vellai Colomban'
'Wester' (Edward x Earle #15)
'White Piri'
'Yi Xuan'
'Zill Indochinese' (Zinc)
Zill 0
Zill 3-12
Zill 3-18 / 'Honey'
Zill 23-2
Zill 32-5
Zill 33-8
Zill 34-15
Zill 36-43
Zill 40-17
Zill 40-26
'Zill M-4'
'Zill M-10'
Zill N-12
Zill O-15
Zill O-29
Zill P-22

Anyone interested on the west coast of Florida, I will be giving a talk about mangos tomorrow Monday, March 9th around 7:00pm for the Manatee Rare Fruit Council at the Harlee building of the Manatee County Fairgrounds. Address is 1303 17th St West, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / South Florida October weather
« on: October 26, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
Extremely hot. Nighttime lows 10 degrees above historical average for an extended period of time now.

Seeing a lot of late growth flushes emerging, which could mean a depressed mango crop in southeast Florida in 2020 due to reduced flowering in December/January/February.

Hey everyone, tomorrow I’ll be giving another mango talk to the Palm
beach Rare Fruit Council starting about 7:30pm.

The topic will be the new diseases impacting mango in south Florida with a little discussion of the current mango season as well. In past, the disease issue has only been a part of the talks but this one will center on them with a potential treatment protocol that I’ve been experimenting with. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Location is 531 north Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

We’ve started selling budwood again. $4 per scion + shipping. Availability list below. These are trees large enough to harvest from and not under any proprietary restriction (ex. no coconut cream for this reason):

If interested in ordering, send us a checklist to and we will look for what has active buds. Please take into consideration that some varieties are scarce due to high demand and not large trees (Cotton Candy , sugarloaf and Orange Sherbet perhaps chief among these)

Thanks for reading!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla talk tonight, Sarasota/Venice
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:51:19 AM »
For anyone in the Sarasota/Venice area who might be interested, I’ll be giving a talk about Sapodilla to the Suncoast Rare fruit and vegetable Club in Nokomis tonight starting around 7:00. I’ll also field mango related questions at the end if people want to ask.
The address is:
Nokomis Community Center
234 Nippino Trail East, Nokomis, FL 34275

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango talk tonight, Treasure Coast
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:12 AM »
For anyone interested, I’ll 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 I’ll 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 I’d 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 I’ll 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 I’ll 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 »

We’ve 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

It’s 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 we’re growing, as many types are too small or unavailable due to proprietary reasons):

Currently Won’t 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, I’ll be giving a talk about “Challenges for Growing Mangos in 2018” 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, I’ll 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 “Himsagar” 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, I’ve 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 i’ll 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


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