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This non-commercial web site has been developed to help other gardeners who have questions about growing tropical/subtropical fruit and vegetables in South and Southwest Florida. It contains an ever extending source of knowledge from a variety of distinguished, interesting and educational sources.
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Our message to Residents and Newcomers!

South and Southwest Florida offers an abundance of subtropical and tropical fruit trees.
Below are just some examples that are easy to grow and can produce abundant crops of exotic fruits.
There are more than 30 varieties of mangos, a dozen cultivars of the sapodilla and the lychee,
two dozen cultivars of dragon fruit and carambola

Many other fruit trees will grow in your yard. Visit our Fruit Index and plan your next garden.

Happy Gardening and Eating!

Karen and Liette


Click on a picture or linked text.
To Dragon Fruit Page. Credit: © Ian Maguire UF/IFAS//TREC
Dragon Fruit
Hylocereus undatus

To Jaboticaba Page - Credit: Bruno Karklis, commons.wikimedia.org
Jaboticaba
Myrciaria cauliflora

To Star Fruit Page. Credit: © Liette Robitaille growables.org
Carambola
Averrhoa carambola

To Mango Page - Credit: © Ian Maguire, UF/IFAS/TREC
Mango
Mangifera indica
 
 
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To Sugar Apple Page - Credit: ©Karen Jackson
Sugar Apple
Annona squamosa

To Avocado Page - Credit: Asit K. Ghosh, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Avocado
Persea americana

To Lychee Page - Credit: © Ian Maguire, UF/IFAS/TREC
Lychee
Litchi chinensis Sonn.

To Carissa Page - Credit: © Gerald D. Carr, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Carissa
Carissa Macrocarpa



Many new residents find growing vegetables and herbs to be different here from where they originate.
Because of our mild climate, we have two growing seasons.
Your garden can be productive almost year round. Visit our Vegetable Index.

Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops for the Home Landscape: Alternatives to Citrus pdf 7 pages

Explore the possibilities!



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