Author Topic: Follow the global adventures of Alan Carle, the Indiana Jones of exotic fruit  (Read 435 times)


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That is so awesome, thanks!
One of the reasons we named our tropical greenhouse "Daintree"!

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The botanical ark is definitely on my bucket list destinations. 

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Mine too, if we ever make it back to the area. Wish I had known about it when we were at Cape Trib 20-some years ago.

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Great article, pagnr! Have you visited the Botanical Ark?

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On his trip to Florida I had the prevlege to welcome him to speak at our meeting
of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Concle in 1978





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Great article, pagnr! Have you visited the Botanical Ark?
No, but I did often visit " Next Door". on the same road, and did buy some fruit when Mrs Carle ran a fruit market stall at Pt Douglas.
The pic of the front gate of Carle's brought back memories. Shrouded in foggy rainy mystery.

Mine too, if we ever make it back to the area. Wish I had known about it when we were at Cape Trib 20-some years ago.

I was up there too around then, a few times 97 -- 99.
I was lucky that someone I knew was living up there, so was able to spend a bit of time.

Also remember they filmed Island of Dr Moreau, with Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando. Never saw those two but did see an Asian Forest cat, one of the animal cast.
Amazingly Marlon Brando wanted the script changed, so that Dr Moreau, who always wore wide brimmed hats and thick sunscreen,
wanted the final reveal to be that when he took his hat off, revealing a blowhole on the top of his head, and that he was in fact a Dolphin hybrid...Genius.