The Garden Blog at Pinder's

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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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: MMMMMMMMMangos!

Mango is the Goddess of all the tropical fruit. Mangos are the most widely cultivated fruits in the world, grown throughout the tropics. Mango trees are great shade trees that can reach a height of up to 50 feet but can be easily maintained at 25 feet. The tree is a fairly rapid grower when young and flowers in early spring with the fruit ripening...
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