The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Powerful Papaya

Papaya plants add a real tropical flair to a Florida garden and also give a tasty treat mostly in late Summer through Fall. Plants need to be planted on high ground in a well-drained soil with some protection from cold during the Winter. The Papaya will fruit the first year with multiple fruit per tree turning yellowish when ripe. It is important to plant a...
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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Carambola (or Sweet Starfruit!)

Carambola, or star fruit, as it is commonly known, is a great addition to any backyard. Fruit can be eaten right off the tree, added to salads, fermented for wine, or cooked for jams or jellies. Carambola are born on a small to medium sized tree throughout the year. Plant your tree in a well-drained area in full sun and fertilize every 2 months during...
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Tropical-Fruit-A-Week Series: The Goodness of Gojis and Beautiful Barbados Cherries!

The Goodness of Gojis Goji Berries are filled with powerful antioxidants and are rich in vitamin A. They can be eaten raw or dried and have a tart taste similar to cranberries. They will fruit late Spring through Fall. They grow as a small bush reaching 6 feet tall but can be maintained at 3-4 feet. Beautiful Barbados Cherries As a child, Marvin’s parents had...
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