Friday, December 20, 2013

Update on Fruit and Hours

We're open most Saturday mornings, 9-noon.  December 28 we will be closed.

Avocado season will last a few more weeks.  If you're interested in our organically-grown avocados, please stop by soon.

Three varieties of Carambola are available now.

This will be the last week for several months that Miracle Fruit will be available.

A very small amount of Sugar Apple will be available over the next few weeks.

Also we have some Black Sapote.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fruit for 11/30/13

Open Saturday 9am -noon

Fruit for sale...
  • Carambola
  • Avocado
  • Miracle Fruit
  • Black Sapote (probably...not yet picked)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pictures of Fruit and Trees, Nov 24

Hurricane Wilma damage evident on large vertical  branch of this mango tree.
We're in the process of grafting a popular variety onto healthy shoots before eliminating damaged wood.

We have one off-season jak fruit.

Two of our mango varieties have small pea-sized fruit.

Mamey sapote... still many months from being ready to pick.

A few sugar apples that might be ready in late December or January.

Very small Sapodilla...probably some will be ready in January.

Two stages of Caimito development.  Fruit should be ready in March.

Miracle fruit with fruit and flowers.

Our own Avocado variety is ready to pick now.

Black Sapote should be ready in December.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Avocados should be available for the entire month.

Atemoya should be available this Saturday, November 2.

Now that mango season is over, we've been busy planting more trees and catching up on projects around the grove.  Sometime soon I'll post some pictures of the progress.

Open Saturdays.... 9am-noon

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Special Saturday, October 5

We are now only open on Saturdays.... 9am - noon

Special for this Saturday

  • Grafting demonstration... 10 am

  • Pruning small trees demonstration...  9:30 am  and  10:30 am

In the next few weeks we will be potting most of our plants into larger containers.  The cost of plants roughly doubles when in the next size pot. (Another reason to plant now.)

We have a nice inventory of mangos in 3 gallon pots, a few in 7 gallon, and some very nice large trees (25 gallon Keitt, Florigon and Valencia Pride)

Fruit for Sale
Black Sapote

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Beyond Mango Season

Fruit for sale today include atemoya, avocado, carambola, and a few sapodilla, longan and sugar apple.

Here in the grove we are busy planting new trees and grafting different varieties onto existing trees.
If you have any space to plant something, consider planting a fruit tree.  The sooner the better!

While we were open on Wednesday afternoon, Har demonstrated grafting....

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Last Saturday Mangos of the Season

Saturday will be the last day this year that we will have mangos for sale.  Our last variety is Keitt.

Other fruit include Avocado and Carambola, and a small amount of Atemoya and Longan.  We also will have a few mango fruit roll-ups for sale.

If you have space in your yard or on a patio, consider planting a fruit tree.  We have many plants for sale.


Open Saturday, 9-noon



Another source for mangos ....  I just spoke with Walter and Verna Zill.  They have a small grove east of Bethesda Hospital (about one mile north of us), and they will still have Keitt mangos next week. 

The Zill grove is open every day except Saturday... 737-9419.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Last Wednesday Mangos of the Season

I've checked the trees, and all of the mangos remaining can and will be picked tomorrow.  We will have more than 200 pounds of Keitt mangos for sale on Wednesday.

Also, we have a strong supply of Carambola, and some Avocado, Longan and Black Sapote.

 Open Wednesday 4-6pm
Open Saturday 9-noon

 Now is a great time to prune your trees, and plant new ones. 

We have a very nice selection of grafted mango trees... from 3 gallon pots to 25 gallon.  Jaboticaba plants are also is various sizes, and Carambola and Barbados Cherry are in 3 gallon pots.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Yes, We Still Have Mangos

We have a very good supply of Keitt Mangos.

Other Fruit this morning include:
  • Longan
  • Avocado
  • Carambola
Open Saturday  9am - noon
Open Wednesday  4 - 6pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fruit for Wednesday

I discovered some lovely Longans on the distant side of a tree, so I'll get on my wilderness boots and pick those for Wednesday.

Carambola continue to be strong.

We will have a few Atemoya.

Available Mangos will be mostly Keitt.

Open Wednesday  4-6 pm
Open Saturday  9-noon
This is a very busy time of year.   We are postponing our next tour until after we're finished trimming all of our trees, planting and grafting.
Perhaps our next tour will focus on tree care and projects around the grove.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Available Saturday, Sept 7

We will have mostly Keitt, with some Beverly and Kent. 
Unfortunately we are getting to the end of mango season, and fruit is becoming scarcer. 

We will also have dehydrated mangos for sale.

Other Fruit

The following in very limited quantity:
Sugar Apple
Mamey Sapote

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Midweek Fruit

Atemoyas look great!  We have a nice selection of 4826 (Lisa) and Gefner.
We still have a few sugar apples.
Carambola are strong.

Mangos are dominated by Keitt, which have been very sweet and tasty.
We also have Beverly, Kent, and very few of a few other varieties.

We have some Black Sapote and Avocado, and one Dang Rasimi Jak Fruit.

Open Wednesday  4-6 pm
Open Saturday  9-noon

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Hours, etc

For the month of September we will be open

Wednesdays 4-6 pm
Saturdays  9-noon
We expect to have mango until the end of September, but we will have fewer and fewer varieties as time goes by.  In the beginning of this week we will have Keitt, Kent, Beverly and Neelum.  By the end of the month we will only have Keitt.  Fortunately the Keitts have been very good.

We just picked the last jak fruit of the year, a 'Dang Rasimi' 

During September we will also have avocados, carambola, some atemoya and the occasional mamey sapote


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saturday Selection

Mangos for Saturday will include...


Sugar Apple
a few Longan

Monday, August 26, 2013

This Morning's Harvest

Mangos...  (most to fewest)

Valencia Pride (a wonderful bonus from trimming those trees)

Other fruit...

Sugar Apples
one piece of 'Dang Rasimi' Jak Fruit

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hours for this week, and for September

This is the last week of the season that we will have the following schedule:

Monday 12-2 pm
Wednesday  4-6 pm
Thursday  2-4 pm
Saturday  9-noon
For the month of September, we will be open
Wednesday  4-6 pm
Saturday  9-noon

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24

We have a good supply of mangos this morning
Valencia Pride...the final two boxes
Jakarta...two boxes
Kent...almost a box
Duncan...almost a box
Beverly...more than a box
The last few Graham, Ice Cream, Cushman, Best

Sugar Apples
Jak Fruit pieces
Dehydrated mango

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Fruit

Open 2-4pm today
Mangos today
Valencia Pride
Other Fruit
Carambola, 'Bell'
Jak Fruit, 'Dang Rasimi'
Sugar Apple

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mangos, Sugar Apple, Jak

Mangos.... Valencia Pride, Jakarta, Duncan, Mallika, etc

Dang Rasimi Jak Fruit

Red and Green Sugar Apples...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Available Mangos

Our season is still going strong even though some of our varieties are no longer available.

We still have a great supply of Valencia Pride. 
As a result of nicely-timed radical trimming, we have two boxes of "Best" mangos.
One full box each of Mallika, Duncan, Jakarta, Graham
Half box of Keitt and Ice Cream

and we have carambola and sugar apples!

...and a 7.5 pound Dang Rasimi Jak Fruit

Friday, August 16, 2013

Time to Trim Trees

If you've finished picking your mangos, try to trim your trees asap.

Below are two Carrie trees that were trimmed this morning.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lots of Ripe Mangos

Such a wonderful change from June!

For the rest of the week, Valencia Prides will dominate the available mangos.  They are beautiful and tasty.

We will have some fruit of about ten other varieties mango.

Also, we will have a few Carambola and Sugar Apple.

Open Saturday, 9 - noon

Monday, August 12, 2013

Still lots of great mangos

Valencia Pride is still the star
Duncan, Mallika, Zill and Van Dyke look very nice
Several nice Jakarta
A few Nam Doc Mai
Picked the last few Cogshall and Bailey's Marvel
I can't tell if I got the last of the Alphonso, but I have several of those

Also, a nice harvest of Sugar Apples, and some Carambola.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Picks of the Day

We have lots of beautiful fruit from today's mango picking... especially
  • Valencia Pride
  • Mallika
  • Zill
  • Van Dyke
  • Jakarta
  • "Best"

Also we will have Duncan, Lemon Meringue (PPK), Beverly, Kent, Cushman, Fairchild

and... Sugar Apples, Carambola, Black Sapote, Avocado

Fruit meeting tonight...West Palm Beach

The next RFC Meeting is August 9, 2013 starting at 7:30 the Mounts Auditorium.

Speaker:  Gene Joyner  on  “Preparing for Hurricanes and Pest and Disease Management"


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Plenty of Ripe Mangos

Open Thursday, August 8...  2-4 pm
also open...  Saturday 9-noon, Monday 12-2 and Wednesday 4-6
The following mango varieties we will have tomorrow:
  • Bailey's Marvel*
  • Fairchild*
  • Florigon*
  • Glenn*
  • Carrie* (Har found a few more)
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)*
  • Cogshall*
  • Mallika
  • Best
  • Duncan
  • Jakarta
  • Graham
  • Van Dyke
  • Zill
  • Zill Indochinese
  • Valencia Pride
  • Haden
  • Kent
  • Cushman
*probably the last week for these varieties
Other fruit available:
  • Sugar Apple
  • Jak Fruit
  • Carambola
  • Black Sapote

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday Mangos

Plenty of great Valencia Pride
Baileys Marvel

Sugar Apples

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Valencia Pride Special for Today

For Today, August 1....

For purchases of 20 pounds or more of Valencia Pride...$1.50 per pound
Also we have blemished fruit of several varieties for $1 per pound
All other mangos are $2 per pound
Other tropical fruit is $3 per pound

Our selection of mangos continues to be excellent.
Valencia Pride, Glenn, Haden, Cogshall, Lemon Meringue, Fairchild, Florigon, Kent, Mallika, Cushman, Irwin, Palmer, Jakarta, Duncan, Zill, Van Dyke, Tess Pollock, Graham, Gary, and still some Carrie!

Open Thursday 2-4pm

Fruit-picking Tour Sunday, August 4 at 4pm

Sugar Apple

An Amazing Red Sugar Apple...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Peak Season

Normally June is peak season for mangos, but this June was dismal.  But now we are in peak season!
Our late-season mangos are here AND we still have the second crop of many varieties.

Peak for Valencia Pride
Peak for the second crop of Glenn
Peak for Van Dyke

We still have some Haden and Carrie

I haven't picked everything yet, but we will have Dot, Bombay, Duncan, Florigon, Cogshall, Lemon Meringue (PPK), Jakarta, Southern Blush, Kent, Edward, Zill, Mallika, Fairchild

Wednesday 4-6
Thursday 2-4
Saturday 9-12

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mango Supply is Excellent

We've picked all of our Carrie Mangos.  The ripe mangos sold today, but we do have some green Carries that will be available for sale on Monday.  I'm not sure if any will be available after Monday.

Almost all of our Haden mangos have been picked, but some will still be available Monday.  We've just picked the last of Ryan.
Valencia Pride and Zill mango season is just beginning, and they look great. 
This morning I have been able to find some Lemon Meringue (PPK) and Duncan mangos, as well as Bailey's Marvel, Cogshall, Graham, Jakarta, Florigon, Van Dyke, Fairchild, Irwin, Glenn, Gary.
A few Sugar Apples have started to mature.

...I'll add more details later

Friday, July 26, 2013

Great Mangos Saturday!

Anyone who's been thinking about coming should come tomorrow! 

We will have lots of great mangos including many boxes of Haden, Carrie and Valencia Pride, and at least one large box of Glenn, Van Dyke, Mallika and Jakarta.

Other varieties available include Cogshall, Graham, Bailey's Marvel, Zill Indochinese, Fairchild, Zill, Irwin, Palmer, and Beverly.

Open Saturday 9am - noon

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yet Another Fruit Picking Tour, August 4

Our next fruit-picking tour August 4 at 4pm.
Please arrive a few minutes before 4
The cost is $2 person plus the cost of your fruit

The selection of mangos should still be very good, and we should have some sugar apples and other fruit available also.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Midweek Mangos

The remaining Carrie Mangos are ripening quickly.  We've picked more than 90% of the crop.  Once again ripe Carrie Mangos will be the star of what we have to sell today. 
It's very likely that this will be the last week we will have Carries this year.

Valencia Pride mangos will soon move into the top position.  Every day I'm finding more beautiful Valencia Prides.

Haden mangos are almost finished for the summer, but we will have a very good supply this week.

Also available are Dot, Fairchild, Glenn, Cogshall, Jakarta, Palmer, Irwin, Mallika, etc.

Open today, Wednesday, 4-6 pm
Open tomorrow, Thursday, 2-4 pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mangos on Monday

We have lots of ripe Carrie mangos still!
Over 75% of the second crop has been picked, and they're ripening quickly.
I'm picking the fruit twice a day, and I've gotten quite a few since Saturday.

Other Mangos continue to get more plentiful.  This morning I picked some nice Valencia Pride, Dot, Jakarta, Mallika, Zill, Van Dyke and Palmer. 

Also we have two jak fruits available, and carambola.

Open Monday 12-2.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fruit-Picking Tour Tomorrow!



cost is $2 per person plus the cost of whatever fruit you buy

There's a 30% chance of rain tomorrow at 4pm.  We will have the Fruit-Picking Tour rain or shine, but it seems likely that we'll have good weather.

Lots of ripe fruit will be reachable, but we will also have some pole pickers available for use.  Please wear old clothes as sap can stain. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mangos tomorrow

Still many ripe Haden and Carrie mangos

Some of the following:

  • Valencia Pride
  • Glenn
  • Ryan
  • Cogshall
  • Irwin
  • Palmer
  • Florigon
  • Mallika
  • Graham
  • Jakarta
  • Dot
  • etc

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another Mango Monday

Mangos for tomorrow look great.  I found some very nice Valencia Pride today.  We have lots of nice Hadens, and ripe Carries.  We have other varieties ready also, but no full boxes.

Some Valencia Pride from one of our small trees...

We haven't started to pick Zill, Van Dyke, Keitt and Kent. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Saturday's Mangos etc

Carrie Mangos look great...possibly tomorrow will be the best day of our season for them

Also will have...
  • Ryan
  • Valencia Pride
  • Haden
  • Cushman
  • Fairchild
  • Ice Cream
  • Mallika
  • Duncan
  • Irwin
  • Tommy Atkins
Other fruit will include some Sapodilla, Fwang Tung and Bell Carambola, and possibly a small amout of jak fruit.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rain or Shine

Rain is forecasted for this afternoon and Saturday.  We will be open our normal hours no matter how wet it is.  The mangos are looking great, and they seem eager to find new homes.

Monday...  12-2
Wednesday....   4-6
Thursday....    2-4
Saturday.... 9-12 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This Week, etc.

We are in peak season for Carrie mangos.  Some of our trees will finish producing for the year within the next ten days.  Supply is good, and many of the mangos are ripe or close to ripe.

Perhaps by Saturday the second crop of Bailey's Marvel will start to ripen.  Valencia Pride's peak season will probably be in about 2 weeks.  Most of the second crop of Jakarta, Zill Indochinese and Beverly hasn't been picked yet.  We still have some Lemon Meringue (PPK), Florigon, Duncan, Fairchild, Glenn, and Cogshall.  We are still waiting for Zill, Van Dyke, Kent, Keitt, Best, Cushman, Bombay and Pickering.

Other Fruit...
Carambola are looking and tasting great.  We grow Bell and Fwang Tung.
Sugar Apple are at least a couple weeks away from the beginning of their season.
Sapodilla are still available.
Black Sapote are few
Jak Fruit will be available for the next month, but we can't accurately predict when they will be ripe.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Another Fruit-Picking Tour!

Finally we have enough mangos to host another fruit-picking tour...

July 21
...please arrive a few minutes early as we will close the gate at 4pm
 $2 per person plus the cost of whatever fruit you purchase

Friday, July 5, 2013

Saturday Fruit

When I last checked the jak fruit, none was ready to pick.  We should have some carambola, sapodilla and black sapote.


The amount of Valencia Pride for sale will only be modest.  Next week should be better.

We will have at least two boxes of Carrie.

Also we will have some Haden, Tommy Atkins, Duncan, Glenn, Cogshall and a few other varieties.

~Our mango supply is improving, but we seem to be a couple weeks away from the peak of our late season~

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mango Monday

We will be open our normal hours (even with the holiday)...

Monday...  noon-2
Wednesday....  4-6
Thursday...  2-4
Saturday....   9-noon
Mangos today include:
  • Carrie
  • Duncan
  • Valencia Pride
  • Mulgoba Seedling
  • Mulgoba
  • Tess Pollack
  • Glenn
  • Cogshall
  • Neelum
  • Bailey's Marvel
  • Jakarta

a couple of Mamey Sapote, Saopdilla and Carambola

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Saturday Forecast

The crop is looking better.  More mangos are closer to being ripe.

Saturday the following Mango varieties will probably be available:
  • Mallika
  • Duncan
  • Carrie
  • Tommy Atkins
  • Neelum
  • Jubilee

..just a few
  • Valencia Pride
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Haden
  • Stringies
  • Mulgoba seedling (not yet named)

...possibly we might have a few
  • Glenn
  • Zill
  • Van Dyke

Other Fruit might include Sapodilla, Black Sapote, Carambola and Jak Fruit.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Status

We have two jak fruit, and a few sapodilla and black sapote.

Our late varieties of mangos are not quite ready, so we have little to offer... a box of Tommy Atkins, and a few Haden, Carrie, Jubilee, Mallika, Irwin

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Fruit

Open Today... 12-2pm

2 Jak Fruit, Golden Pillow
1 piece Jak Fruit, NS-1

Mangos... not many...
  • Duncan
  • Mallika
  • Jakarta
  • Carrie
  • Mulgoba Seedling
  • Tommy Atkins
  • etc

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22 Mangos

Harvest is still small, but we will have some of the following varieties:
  • Duncan
  • Carrie
  • Neelum
  • Haden
  • Tommy Atkins
  • Jubilee
  • Tess Pollock
Valencia Pride look like they are still a couple weeks away from maturity.  The small second crop of Glenn is close to being ready.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Mangos

We have a few more mangos today, including Ryan, Duncan, Neelum, Jubilee, Tommy Atkins, Carrie and a few other varieties.

Also we have some Sapodilla, two varieties of Jak Fruit, and Black Sapote.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Mangos

We won't have a lot of mangos today, but it looks like Duncan, Neelum and Carrie will be the main varieties available. 

Zill, Van Dyke, Valencia Pride aren't quite ready to pick.
Kent, Keitt, Cushman, Palmer and the second crop of Jakarta, Glenn, Beverly and Bailey's Marvel are several weeks away from being ready to pick.

Today we will also have some 'Golden Pillow' Jak Fruit, Wax Jambu and Black Sapote available.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Real and Imagined Mangos etc

 We should be loaded with mangos now, but we aren't.  I apologize for not being able to meet demand.  Unfortunately we can't just order more... we have to wait for our mangos to mature.  Fortunately July looks like it will be normal.

But for now we have some Beverly, Duncan, Mallika, a few Carrie, a few Valencia Pride, and a smattering of other varieties.

We also have NS-1 Jak Fruit available, some Sapodilla, tasty dehydrated mango treats, and coconuts.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Quick Update

Tomorrow we will have at least two Jak Fruit available, one 8 lbs and the other 11 lbs.  We sell whole Jak Fruit  for $2.50/lb, while cut Jak Fruit is $3/lb.

So far I've picked some Beverly and Jakarta.  We should also have some Tommy Atkins, Duncan, Irwin, Mallika.  Yesterday we sold out completely.  I hope I find lots today, but it looks slim.

Friday, June 7, 2013

It's a Great Time to Plant

Take advantage of the warm and rainy season and plant tropical fruit trees soon.  South Florida is a great place to grow tropical fruit.  Try to grow something, even if all you have room for is a container plant.

We have many varieties of mango and other tropical fruit trees for sale.  If you would like a variety we don't have, we'll try to get it for you.

Mangos for Saturday, etc.

The lull between strong harvests of mangos continues.  We hope our supply will improve in a couple of weeks.
Valencia Pride, Nam Doc Mai and Duncan are the main mangos which will be available Saturday.  We should have some black sapote and sapodilla.  I just picked a 35-pound jak fruit which I will cut into 2 to 6 pound pieces tomorrow morning.  Also, the popular dehydrated mango products will be available.  Yesterday's winds knocked down many mangos, so we will have plenty of immature mangos for those who would like to make pickles.

I just had a vegetable masala burger and put a slice of mango on it.... Delicious!  For a wonderful change of pace, try substituting mango for tomato in sandwiches, etc. 
Everything is better with mango!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mangos for Wednesday, June 5

We will be open 4-6 pm today. 

The majority of the mangos (from most to least):

  • Nam Doc Mai  ....perhaps the last solid harvest of the season
  • Valencia Pride   ...quite a few, but not as many as Monday
  • Duncan
  • Chocanon 
  • Jakarta
  • Gary

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mangos for Monday

The main variety available today will be Valencia Pride.  Most will need several days to ripen.
We will also have some Duncan and Nam Doc Mai available, as well as a smattering of other varieties.

...between 8 and 11am a lot more Nam Doc Mai ripened.  We now have a significant number of Nam Doc Mai.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Waiting for More Mangos

It seems we will not be able to supply enough mangos this week to meet all of the demand for them.  The season for our Nam Doc Mai is almost over, and we no longer have Florigon, Glenn, Lemon Meringue, Cogshall, Julie, Edward, Rosa, Haden, Baptiste, Tess Pollock, and DuPuis Saigon.  While we will have some Jakarta, Duncan, Gary and Nam Doc Mai, etc., other varieties are not yet ready to harvest.  We expect our harvests to increase dramatically in 2-3 weeks.

This Saturday there will be many dehydrated mango snacks available.  In addition to the mango roll-ups will be savory mango treats which contain seeds, rice and spices.

Also we might have Jak Fruit.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Open at 3pm Today, Wednesday, May 29

Because the weather is supposed to get nasty around 4pm, we will open at 3pm today (and stay open until 6pm).

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Notes on our Fruit Trees and Expected Harvest

Thank you for visiting yesterday!  It was wonderful to see so many new customers and so many familiar faces.  Unfortunately our supply of fruit did not quite meet demand, mostly because some of our core varieties have already finished fruiting and other core varieties are not yet ready to pick. 

Typically our mango season begins in late April with a few early-season varieties, peaks in late June and ends in late August/early September.  2013 has been a weird year.  The weather this past winter confused many of our trees.  Several varieties have been at least a month ahead of normal while others seem to be on a typical schedule.
Here's my best guess on availability of our mangos and other fruit...

Finished for the year
Philippine (did not fruit this year)
Dwarf Hawaiian
DuPuis Saigon

Available now and another crop possible in 1 1/2 to 2 months
Nam Doc Mai 
Bailey's Marvel (very few remain of first crop)
Edward (limited supply)
Zill Indochinese

Available for the next month or so
Mallika (just starting)
Madame Francis
Ice Cream (never many available)
Irwin (small crop)
Valencia Pride
Chocanon (past peak)
Van Dyke (just starting)
Stringies (almost finished)

Small second crop available in 1 1/2 months to 2 months
Lemon Meringue (PPK)
Tess Pollock
Haden (significant second crop, but fruit might be very small)

Main crop available in 1 1/2 to 2 months
Southern Blush
Bombay (small crop this year)
Alfonso (very small crop this year)
Palmer (very small crop this year)
Pram Kai Mea (very small crop this year)
Petegrew (extremely small crop)
Keitt (will probably last into September)
Zill (possibly slightly earlier)

(Several varieties not mentioned because they are being evaluated, in the process of being grafted over to another vaiety, or not yet in production.)

Other Fruit
Available now or very soon and for the next month or more
Jak Fruit
Black Sapote
Mamey Sapote

Flowering now (with estimated harvest)
Carambola (end of July-early September)
Sugar Apple (end of July-end of August)
Atemoya (end of August-end of September)
Longan (September or October)

Small Fruit on Trees now
Avocado (November-February)

**We are hoping weather or other circumstance does not affect our anticipated harvest.

Found... Prescription Glasses

We found a pair of ladies' eye glasses yesterday, apparently they slipped out of a purse.
Please check with us if you lost yours.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Saturday mango varieties

From most to least... approximately...

  • Nam Doc Mai
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Duncan
  • Joellen
  • Chocanon
  • Valencia Pride
  • Jakarta
  • Bailey's Marvel
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)
  • Carrie
  • Gary

Jak Fruit is looking good...maybe a couple more weeks

Quick Update

We will be open on Memorial Day  ....noon - 2pm

Tomorrow we will have a lot of the very popular Nam Doc Mai.  Many other varieties will be represented including Florigon, Valencia Pride, Pim Seng Mun.  Cogshall and Glenn will not be available.  Our next major mango will be Valencia Pride.  We have a few fruit from one Valencia Pride tree, but we do not have significant quantities of that variety yet.  The amount of fruit available for sale tomorrow will be moderate, but supply should be better soon.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Saturday Morning Mangos

  • Cogshall... this will be the last Saturday of this crop
  • Glenn... possibly the last Saturday
  • Florigon... still very strong
  • Chocanon... still strong
  • Carrie...  most trees two weeks into their harvests
  • Gary... the first fruit this season from that variety
  • Duncan... starting significant harvests
  • Valencia Pride...  very few fruit, beginning of season for two trees
  • Ice Cream...  a few
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)... tail end of first crop
  • Pim Seng Mun...  plentiful and delicious
  • Bailey's Marvel... decent harvest, one tree
  • Nam Doc Mai...  strong harvest
  • Dupuis Saigon... some fruit, one tree
  • Joellen... good harvest, one tree
  • Jakarta... a few gorgeous fruit
  • Tess Pollack... almost the last of the first crop
  • Haden... some available
  • Stringies... should have these for awhile

Saturday... Open 9am - noon

Because of the Sun Sentinel article on May 12, many people have been trying to buy fruit all week.  Please accept my sincere apologies for having such limited hours.  Growing so many varieties of mangos makes harvesting and set-up very time consuming, and we simply don't have time to be open more.   

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 19 ...Fruit-Picking Tour

Many people have asked if they could pick their own fruit Sunday, May 19, we will offer a mango-picking tour beginning at 4pm.

The cost is $2 per person (plus the cost of the fruit you pick).  There is no charge for babies and small children who are carried for the entire tour.

We recommend wearing old clothes and closed shoes.  If you don't know if you're sensitive to the sap, please wear long-sleeve shirts and gloves.  Also we recommend wearing safety glasses or even sunglasses because under certain circumstances sap can spray near or on your face.

Please let us know how many people might be in your group...  278-7754 or leave a message at the bottom of this post.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mangos for Saturday

  • Carrie  Each week we have more than the previous week.  Tomorrow we should have at least a couple of boxes of them.
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)  We've harvested more than half of the first crop, but still have a good amount.
  • Glenn  Still peak season for Glenn.
  • Cogshall  Still beautiful, tasty and plentiful
  • Nam Doc Mai  Significant quantity, and harvests will be stronger next week.
  • Pim Seng Mun  Such a delicious and versatile mango...still in good supply
  • Florigon  Still plentiful, and we're just starting to harvest one tree with large fruit.
  • Tess Pollock  Some still available..  Fortunately we'll have a second crop also
  • Bailey's Marvel  Lots of fruit available tomorrow..
  • Duncan  Numbers increasing, but next week will be significantly better
  • Haden  Many are spotted this year, but they're tasty and cheap
  • Stringies  Plentiful
  • Rosa  Probably the last week
  • Several Singles of different varieties...mostly firsts of the season, and a handful of Edward, Baptiste, Ice Cream

In addition to mangos, we have a small Jaboticaba plant with ripe fruit, and a few Sapodilla.

Open Saturday 9am-noon

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

During Wednesday Hours...a Request for Talking Customers...

Today a reporter stopped by our grove.  She's working on a story for Sunday's paper and would like to talk with customers who are willing to be quoted in her story.  I mentioned that Saturday morning would be the best time to talk with customers since that's our busiest time, but tomorrow afternoon works much better for the newspaper.  Please stop by to chat with her if you are able....
(Open Wednesday...4-6pm)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

In the Grove

Because of the warm winter etc, many of our mango varieties have had two or three blooms.  We hope to get multiple crops from Cogshall, Glenn, Valencia Pride, Lemon Meringue (PPK), Keitt, Carrie, Duncan, Tess Pollock and Pim Seng Mun.

Tomorrow we will have a decent amount of Carrie for sale.  Cogshall, Glenn, Pim Seng Mun, Haden and Florigon continue to be very strong. We will have a few Julie and Edward.  Numbers of Nam Doc Mai and Bailey's Marvel are increasing.  Several new customers were very impressed with Tess Pollock, and lots of people bought Stringies.
We don't know in advance how many varieties will be available on any given day, but until sometime in July we will have more than ten varieties.  In June we often have more than thirty varieties available on the same day.

Also, for those who would like to find out more about tropical fruit, I recommend the Palm Beach chapter of the Rare Fruit Council.  The club meets once a month at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach.  The meetings are open to all and include a tasting table after an informative presentation.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hours for May 6 through May 11

Monday (May 6)  .....Noon-2pm

Wednesday (May 8)  ....4pm-6pm

Thursday (May 9)  .....2pm-4pm

Saturday (May 11)   .....9am-Noon

Friday, May 3, 2013


The storms have picked a lot of fruit. Most of our mango varieties sell for $2/lb.  We will be selling bruised mangos of many varieties for $1/lb.

Also 1 pm...  Volume discounts will be offered. Anyone purchasing at least fifty pounds of mangos will pay just $1.50 per pound.

Lightning has fried our phone.  Leaving messages on this blog might be the best way to get ahold of me.

Between Raindrops

For those of you who were not able to come yesterday, we will be open this morning 9-11am.
It seems the rain will be minimal during this time.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Video of our Grove

John from okraw just made this video of our grove....

Favorite Ways to Eat Mango

I love eating fresh mangos with Indian food, but sliced mango tastes great with almost any food.  Here are a few other ways to enjoy mangos...
  • Dehydrated Mango Roll-ups
  • Mango Bread
  • Mango Crisp
  • Mango Puree
  • Green Smoothies made with Mango
  • Mango Chutney
  • Mango Pickles
  • Frozen Sliced Mango
  • Mango Juice
  • Mango Popsicles
  • Mangos in Green Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What's Ripe Now

Mango Varieties:
  • Glenn
  • Cogshall
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)
  • Nam Doc Mai
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • Carrie
  • Tess Pollock
  • Bailey's Marvel
  • Edward
  • Haden
  • Rosa
We sell mangos for $2/lb. 
Currently we are selling Rosa, Eckler, Stringies and Haden mangos for $1/lb.

Every Season we have many new customers at the end of mango season.  If you have never been to our grove, please visit soon.  Our selection is excellent, and each week we have at least one more variety available.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

How to Fit 25 lbs of Mangos into 3 Sandwich Bags

Yes, it takes a lot of time. 
Yes, it requires a dehydrator.
Yes, having a good supply of mangos is almost essential...

...but, dehydrating mangos produces a nutritious delicacy which takes very little space to store.

180 ounces of Mango Puree

I peel and pit about 25 pounds of mangos. Mixing varieties and stages of ripeness seems to improve the product. At least some of the mangos should be high in fiber. Puree the mango. I add about 8000mg of Vitamin C to about 180 ounces of puree to preserve color and freshness, and to add a slight tartness to the mixture. Then spread about 20 oz of the mixture onto nonstick sheets and dehydrate at 105 degrees until done. Drying time varies with moisture content and thickness of the mixture and humidity, but can take 12-16 hours. Then roll the sheets and slice in about one-inch pieces. The dried mango stores well in the refridgerator or freezer. 

20 ounces of Mango Puree ready for Dehydrator


Mango Logs ready for cutting

25 pounds of fresh mangos 2 pounds of dehydrated mango


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hours for April 29 thru May 4

For the remainder of mango season, we intend to be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Soon we will have fixed hours during the week.  For the coming week our hours we be:
  • Monday, April 29    .... noon -2pm
  • Wednesday, May 1 ..... 3 - 5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 2  ........ 5 - 6pm
  • Saturday, May 4   ........9am - noon
Please let us know if other times would be more convenient for you.

More than ten varieties of mango ripe now and supply is very good!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Morning Fruit

Open 9am - noon Saturday..

Current Mango varieties:
  • Cogshall
  • Glenn
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • Nam Doc Mai (few)
  • Bailey's Marvel (few)
  • Tess Pollock (few)
  • Carrie (few)
  • Hayden
  • Rosa
  • Stringies

Other fruit (limited quantity):
  • Tamarind
  • Sapodilla

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mango Supply Very Good

We have a good supply of PPK (Lemon Meringue), Glenn, Pim Seng Mun, Dwarf Hawaiian, Cogshall and Rosa.  Many other varieties are close to being ready.  Some days we have more than 10 varieties of mangos available.

Selection is often best on weekdays.

Convenient Times to Buy Fruit

We will be open every Saturday morning during mango season.

We intend to have regular hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the next couple of months.  Please tell us what time of day would be most convenient for you to stop by for fruit. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Organic vs Conventional

We grow organically because we don't want to eat pesticides and other nasty chemicals, and most of our customers make a conscious effort to avoid these also. 
Here's an interesting article investigating the benefits of organic food...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hours for April 23 - 25

Tuesday, April 23  ..... 12-2 pm
Wednesday, April 24  .... 1-3 pm
Thursday, April 25  .... 11-1 pm

Please let me know if other times would work better for you.


To minimize our impact on the environment, please bring in your own bags for your fruit purchases whenever possible.  Many people save their plastic bags for us, but it's amazing how quickly we deplete our supply during mango season.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Current Selection of Mangos

We will be open  9am - noon every Saturday.  Please check for additional hours during the week.

More mango varieties are ripening.   Our selection now includes:
  • Cogshall
  • Glenn
  • Rosa
  • Florigon
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Quidnau
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • some Bailey's Marvel
  • some Haden
  • some PPK
  • some Stringies.

Dwarf Hawaiian


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Midweek Mangos

I have to work around many commitments this week but if you would like to stop by for mangos today or tomorrow, please leave a message with times which would work out for you... 561-278-7754

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Consequence of a Warm Winter

Again we have the earliest mangos available in the county!

Below are the four varieties which have begun to ripen....






Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Already

Sorry for the lack of posting...  I'll post some progress pictures soon

Jaboticaba possibly next week..still a bit sour
Mangos in very small quantities
Caimito, Sapodilla, Tamarind, and Black Sapote are also available

Friday, March 15, 2013

Saturday Preview

It seems the best time to find our fruit updates is Friday night.  At least the list should be accurate.

Available tomorrow morning:
  • Black Sapote
  • Tamarind
  • Sapodilla
  • Jaboticaba
  • Caimito
Just moments ago I ate a delicious combination of Black Sapote, strawberry ice cream, and plain yoghurt.  Black Sapote combines very well with many things...   Black Sapote with fresh orange juice is quite tasty.  Black Sapote with a bit of vanilla and whipped cream is decadent.  Try it on its own or mixed with other flavors.  I'll try to post my Black Sapote Bread recipe soon.

But I don't want to take the focus away from the other fruits.  Everyone who has tasted the Tamarind this year has loved it.  We also have new converts to Jaboticaba and Caimito.

Please remember to tell us if any fruit disappoints you in any way.  We will gladly replace it the next time you visit.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Some Thoughts on Gardens, etc.

The Vernal Equinox is right around the corner, so it seems fitting to mention some garden stuff...

Try Cardboard and/or Paper under mulch... It provides a temporary weed barrier and decomposes with the mulch.  I remove packing tape and plastic of any sort first, so just tree-based stuff is left.

If you have used or extra drywall, try breaking it up and scattering around trees.  The gypsum in it is a good source of calcium.

We are fortunate to have pets to consume our food scraps.  If you don't, try to compost.  In Florida composting is easy...just throw everything in a pile.  Covering especially tasty scraps with mulch, leaves, or grass clippings helps to keep wildlife away.  Alternatives to the pile system include picking up a composting bin from the Solid Waste Authority, making a cylinder out of chicken wire or hardware cloth, and using a garbage can with the bottom cut out.  You'll find lots of earthworms in the soil under your compost piles.

Try scattering coffee grounds around the root zones of acid-loving plants.

So often what is good for your garden is also good for the earth.  Try to be aware of the possibilities around you.  With very little effort you can improve the health of your plants and soil, reduce the amount of fertilizer and other chemicals that you purchase, and substantially reduce the amount of stuff going to our landfills.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Yes, we will be open tomorrow!

Har will be here tomorrow, 9am - noon.

Fruit available will include sapodilla and caimito.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Closed Saturday, February 23

Sorry, we won't be open this Saturday.

If you would like fruit next week, call 278-7754 to arrange a time to stop by.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Fruit

Currently we have Black Sapote, Miracle Fruit, and Sapodilla.
Today is the last day for the current crop of Carambola.

In Mango News... the weather has been fantastic for vacationers and the mango crop! 
If the weather stays mild, we have a great mango season.  Already some varieties of mangos are two inches long..

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fruiting Now

We still have some Carambola and Sugar Apples.  Also available are Avocado and Black Sapote.

Also of note:  Yesterday I ate the first Loquat of the season.  Loquats are a fruit that we normally don't sell, but it was tasty...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year!

In fruit news...I have ripe sugar apples and carambola. 

The fruit set on the mango trees looks great.  If the weather continues to be mild, we'll have a fantastic year for fruit.

I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!