• 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
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 10 am June 11 @ 5 pm
    This event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, tasty cuisine and rare fruit samplings will be available. Admission $8: (children 11 and under are free)
  • 24 Jun '17
    June 24 @ 9 am June 24 @ 12 pm
    It’s mango mania! Learn how to grow and propagate this delicious fruit, how to address the problems of insects and manage diseases. Last year, 250 mango varieties were exhibited! Sample a large selection of rare mangos. Instructor: Michael C....
  • 15 Jul '17
    July 15 @ 10 am July 15 @ 1 pm
    Go bananas and learn to grow them from local expert Don Chafin. Everything you ever wanted to know about banana: cultivars; growing, and insect and disease problems. Participants will get to dig a banana plant from the park collection to take...
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Annona
Annona

May is usually a time of great anticipation in the world of tropical fruit, with peak mango season just around the corner.  It’s also a time that leaves some very deserving fruits in the corner and not getting the attention they deserve!  The Annonaceae family is one that sometimes is overlooked. The family, containing the

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  • 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
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 10 am June 11 @ 5 pm
    This event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, tasty cuisine and rare fruit samplings will be available. Admission $8: (children 11 and under are free)
  • 24 Jun '17
    June 24 @ 9 am June 24 @ 12 pm
    It’s mango mania! Learn how to grow and propagate this delicious fruit, how to address the problems of insects and manage diseases. Last year, 250 mango varieties were exhibited! Sample a large selection of rare mangos. Instructor: Michael C....
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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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