The Garden Blog at Pinder's

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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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Essential Avocados

HOLY GUACOMOLE, there’s an avocado among us!! And if there isn’t an avocado among your garden, there should be! It’s great to walk out and pick fruit from your own avocado tree. It’s what living in South Florida is all about. Avocados are easy to grow. The trees like to be planted in well drained soil (never to be flooded for any extended time) and...
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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Go Bananas!

Bananas are very easy to grow in Florida! Most varieties fruit within the year. Bananas grow nicely in wet areas. They are heavy feeders and any balanced fertilizer will work for them. Bananas can be planted in full sun or partial shade. Plant one Banana “Tree” (not really a tree, but an herbaceous plant) and you will have fruit every year!  We carry 4 varieties....
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