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Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:23:42 AM »
Hello Iím visiting for the first time to Miami/homestead to visit fruit and spice park. Was wondering if thereís any other places to try fruits. Would be cool to try some mango varieties. Also if anybody wants to show off their garden I would love to visit that too. More tropical than my home so Iíd love to see what you guys are growing. Also looking to buy plants

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 10:00:09 AM »
Mango Men Homestead.  https://www.facebook.com/mangomenhomestead/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0rRO1bCsI
What plants are you looking to buy?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 10:09:24 AM »
I don't know how far north you're willing to drive.  More options for buying mangoes (Broward and PB counties):
https://www.facebook.com/freshFLmangoes/
https://www.themangoplace.com/
https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/
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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 01:26:20 PM »
It may be a cheesy tourist attraction, but I really love Robert Is Here.  I bought a bunch of miracle fruit bushes at half the price of other places and they were great plants.  They have lots of fruit to sample, too.
I just really admire someone who started out selling fruit at the age of 6 and is still going strong 60 years later.

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 02:31:45 PM »
It may be a cheesy tourist attraction, but I really love Robert Is Here.  I bought a bunch of miracle fruit bushes at half the price of other places and they were great plants.  They have lots of fruit to sample, too.
I just really admire someone who started out selling fruit at the age of 6 and is still going strong 60 years later.

Carolyn
I have to second this. I was down there in first grade lol! He personally took the time to drive to his farms and get me a coconut tree!

If you want to get fruit head down krome aveÖbasically anywhere between fruit and spice park and EvergladesÖLara farms and other nurseries dot the landscape everywhere. Lots of fruit vendors last time I was there a couple years back.

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 06:53:28 PM »
Mango Men Homestead.  https://www.facebook.com/mangomenhomestead/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0rRO1bCsI
What plants are you looking to buy?

Thank you! Iíve been hoping to collect a Cherilata tree but I want it grafted on cherimoya so Iím also willing to buy scions. Also interested in other fruit trees too

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 07:10:59 PM »
Mango Men Homestead.  https://www.facebook.com/mangomenhomestead/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0rRO1bCsI
What plants are you looking to buy?

Thank you! Iíve been hoping to collect a Cherilata tree but I want it grafted on cherimoya so Iím also willing to buy scions. Also interested in other fruit trees too
Lara Farms is also in that area.  Cherilata isn't listed on the website, but you could message Julian through his Facebook site.  https://larafarmsmiami.com
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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 10:23:40 PM »
Cherilata place is on the other coast, Fruitscapes. But call them first, their stock is not permanent. It's a peaceful drive across the swamp, could see an alligator if you're lucky.

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2022, 11:20:44 AM »
Cherilata place is on the other coast, Fruitscapes. But call them first, their stock is not permanent. It's a peaceful drive across the swamp, could see an alligator if you're lucky.
Long drive from Homestead to Pine Island--3 1/2 hours--but you might find mangoes there, too!
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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2022, 07:18:21 PM »
Let us know about your trip when you get home, including what you got to taste.
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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2022, 09:29:44 PM »
Let us know about your trip when you get home, including what you got to taste.

So far from my visit I got to try for the first time yellow hog plums, Mamey Americana, Eugenia victoriana, campomanesia Sp, cashew apple, red jabo, and I found a Olosapo on the ground but it doesnít look fully developed but is ripe enough to try tomorrow. I was looking for the cinnamon apple tree at fruit and spice and couldnít find it. This is the fruit I wanted to try the most! Can anybody tell me where the tree is located approximately?

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 08:23:56 AM »
I was looking for the cinnamon apple tree at fruit and spice and couldnít find it. This is the fruit I wanted to try the most! Can anybody tell me where the tree is located approximately?

It is close to the olosapo tree.

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2022, 09:08:22 AM »
Thank you guys for all the replyís. I tried a fruit called ďHagisĒ Syzygium tripinnatum But itís also listed as Eugenia victoriana? Also is the campomanesia Sp the same as xanthocarpa? Had a very strong taste

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2022, 10:48:46 AM »
How does the okosapo smell? Fully ripened it smells like burnt sugar. Cinnamon apple is towards the backÖ

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2022, 01:43:00 PM »
Olosapo smells like Canistel but better. I found cinnamon apple tree but now Iím looking for mabolo tree

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2022, 12:08:48 PM »
I tried a fruit called ďHagisĒ Syzygium tripinnatum But itís also listed as Eugenia victoriana?

The plant was erroneously labeled as Eugenia victoriana when it arrived at the Park. There is apparently some question as to the "tripannatum" species identification.

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2022, 01:32:19 PM »
I tried a fruit called ďHagisĒ Syzygium tripinnatum But itís also listed as Eugenia victoriana?

The plant was erroneously labeled as Eugenia victoriana when it arrived at the Park. There is apparently some question as to the "tripannatum" species identification.

Thank you for the info! I was also curious about the 2 trees labeled Rheedia Sp and 1 Garcinia Sp. I heard 1 is lemon drop mangosteen. Iím assuming itís the Garcinia Sp? Do you know what the Rheedia are?

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Re: Coming to Florida this Thursday 23rd-26th
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2022, 01:51:59 PM »
I tried a fruit called ďHagisĒ Syzygium tripinnatum But itís also listed as Eugenia victoriana?

The plant was erroneously labeled as Eugenia victoriana when it arrived at the Park. There is apparently some question as to the "tripannatum" species identification.

Thank you for the info! I was also curious about the 2 trees labeled Rheedia Sp and 1 Garcinia Sp. I heard 1 is lemon drop mangosteen. Iím assuming itís the Garcinia Sp? Do you know what the Rheedia are?
F and S labeling is outdated and not the best. Rheedia was classified into garcinia genus back thenÖalso when I was there they were calling rollinia as rollinia deliciosa. But now itís not rollinia itís annona muscosaÖIíve heard people say they like rollinia classified as a separate genus.

 

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