• 28 Jan '17
    January 28 @ 10 am January 28 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King
  • 03 Feb '17
    February 3 @ 7 pm February 3 @ 10 pm
    Explore the night sky and the “Wolf Moon” with the Southern Cross Astros as they guide you through an exploration of the heavens. Bring a blanket and enjoy a bonfire, refreshments and storytelling. Admission: Free
  • 25 Feb '17
    February 25 @ 9 am February 25 @ 12 pm
    Learn how to create a fruit grove in South Florida. This workshop will include: planning; crop selection; security; equipment; legal requirements; harvest and marketing. Instructor: Jim Stribling
  • 04 Mar '17
    March 4 @ 10 am March 5 @ 6 pm
    The festival features Asian crafts, art and exotic music and dance, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Admission: $10 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 18 Mar '17
    March 18 @ 10 am March 18 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home water gardening: design; materials and techniques. Includes a demonstration in the water garden area. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 08 Apr '17
    April 8 @ 10 am April 8 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home hydroponic gardening: design; materials; equipment and techniques. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 22 Apr '17
    April 22 @ 10 am April 23 @ 5 pm
    The Festival features award winning BBQ and incredible blues and country music. Lots of children’s activities including pony rides will be available. Admission: $8.00 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 06 May '17
    May 6 @ 9 am May 6 @ 12 pm
    Discover the methods utilized in pruning fruit trees for safety, health and production. Demonstration to follow on selected park trees. All materials supplied. Instructor: TBD
  • 19 May '17
    May 19 @ 9 am May 21 @ 5 pm
    Truly the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event that showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale. Hear lectures, try your look at one of...
  • 03 Jun '17
    June 3 @ 10 am June 3 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King
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Sapodilla
Sapodilla

Sapodilla… Nispero… Chico… Naseberry…Ciku. All these names identify the same delicious fruit from Central America, Manilkara zapota. In the United States, this fruit is known as Sapodilla, and it is related to Mamey Sapote, Green Sapote, Canistel, and Abiu. The sapodilla tree is native to the Yucatan peninsula and other nearby locations in Mexico, Belize,

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  • 28 Jan '17
    January 28 @ 10 am January 28 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King
  • 03 Feb '17
    February 3 @ 7 pm February 3 @ 10 pm
    Explore the night sky and the “Wolf Moon” with the Southern Cross Astros as they guide you through an exploration of the heavens. Bring a blanket and enjoy a bonfire, refreshments and storytelling. Admission: Free
  • 25 Feb '17
    February 25 @ 9 am February 25 @ 12 pm
    Learn how to create a fruit grove in South Florida. This workshop will include: planning; crop selection; security; equipment; legal requirements; harvest and marketing. Instructor: Jim Stribling
The Fruit & Spice Park

We’re the only tropical botanical garden
of its kind in the United States

The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
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