Coconuts
Coconuts

Almost all plants have a season during the year in which they produce flowers and fruit. In South Florida mangos bloom in early winter, and then in the summer we harvest the fruit. In December and January, lychees typically bloom, and then around...

Read more
Miracle Fruit
Miracle Fruit

This month our featured fruit is Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum.  Regular readers may recall my prediction that the stress caused by Hurricane Irma would result in a profusion of flowers and fruit in some species, and can see the result on...

Read more
Bananas
Bananas

It’s time to go bananas!  This is a great time to enjoy one of the most popular fruits in the world.  Bananas (Musa spp.) are an herbaceous perennial, not a tree, with a pseudostem emerging from an underground root structure called a corm.  Each...

Read more
Jack Fruit
Jack Fruit

Jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophylla is identified as the most versatile fruit known to man.  Aside from being the largest tree borne fruit (commonly found up to 100 pounds) it is useful and valuable at every stage, from flower to mature fruit.  In...

Read more
Mango
Mango

We have been waiting a whole year for mango season to return and it’s finally here. Glenn… Carrie… Florigon… Kent… Keitt. They are all back. We sure did miss you. You might have noticed that the mangos are ripening either later or earlier...

Read more
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...

Read more
Tamarind
Tamarind

Tamarindus indica This month’s featured fruit is one of the most widely used in the world.  Tamarind is thought to originate in Tropical Africa, but has been used and transported around the world for so long, that many places claim it as their...

Read more