(Persea americana)Avocados do best in full sun and can withstand the heat of summer well. There are numerous varieties developed for South Florida with different ripening periods. We carry several varieties for you to choose from.
(Diospyros digyna) Black sapote, also known as the chocolate pudding fruit, is a handsome tree that grows best in full sun. Mature trees are drought tolerant and produce fruit that is eaten with a spoon and looks like chocolate pudding. The bark is easily damaged by lawnmowers, weed eaters, and freezing temperatures.
(Pouteria campechiana) Canistel, also known as eggfruit, is a large, open evergreen tree with long, dark leaves. The fruit has the consistency and color of a hard boiled egg yolk and is commonly used in pies, ice cream and milkshakes. Plant it in full sun. Mature trees are very drought tolerant although fruit production is affected. They are damaged by freezing temperatures.
(Averrhoa carambola) Carambola, also known as starfruit, is a small, attractive tree that produces delicious, star shaped fruit that is either tart or sweet depending on the variety. Many varieties require cross pollination in order to produce fruit. It does not tolerate drought well..
(Ficus carica), or fig, produces fruit along it’s stems and fresh figs are prized all overer the world. Some popular varieties for south florida include black mission, brown turkey, and the Texas blue giant. Plants are bush-like with multiple branches and can be trained to take the form of a small tree. The do best when planted in full sun.
(Plumeria rubra) also known as the Temple Tree, produces fragrant blooms throughout the growing season. It drops its leaves for 2 months in the winter. The tree is easy to grow and prefers well drained soil, full sun or light shade.
(Psidium guajava) Guava is a popular sweet fruit enjoyed in a wide variety of ways. The trees are prolific, and begin producing very early. Trees are small, making the an ideal candidate for a small yard. Guave is very tolerant of drought but fruiting will suffer.
(Dimocarpus longana) Longon is a close relative of the lychee. Fruit is born in clusters much like grapes. Each fruit has a hard shell and contains a single seed. Mature trees reach a height of 25’ and are damaged at temperatures below 28 degrees.
(Eriobotrya japonica) Loquots, or Japanese plums, begin producing fruit when still very young. Mature trees are small, and pyramidal in shape, with large fuzzy leaves that have a silver underside. Fruit tastes like a combination of peach and apricot. It is eaten fresh, or used to make jellies or wine.
(Litchi chinensis)The Lychee tree is a great choice for our South florida climate since it thrives on heat, and humidity.
The fruits are best eaten fresh from the tree. It will reach a mature height of 25 to 50 ft.
(Mangifera indica)There are many cultivars to chose from and we have some of the best,including, Haden, tommy aikens, Kent, and Glenn. Mangos are long lived and reach a mature height of 30 to 100 ft. They prefer full sun and make great shade trees.
(Rapanea punctata) is a Florida native with a narrow columnar crown, and a height of 20 ft. It has attractive dark green leaves small, dark blue fruit born in clusters, along its stems that are attractive to birds. Plants of both sexes must be grown to obtain the fruit. It does well in partial shade and in a variety of soil conditions, including poor drainage. It tolerates salt spray.
(Carica Papaya) Papaya is a tropical tree with an unusual, almost prehistoric quality. The large fruits are produced year round, in a cluster, just under the leaves, along a single stem. The average height is about 5-6ft. and it is damaged by freezing temperatures.
(Delonix regia) Also known as Flame Tree, Flamboyant, Llama del Bosque, Mohur tree, and Red flame Tree. It is considered one of the most beautiful trees of the world with it's vivid red flowers in May and June, and fern like foliage. It is fast growing and drought tolerant, not fussy about soil, and pest free.
(Manilkara zapota) Sapodilla is a large fruit that tastes similar to a pear and can be eaten fresh,or used in cooking. The average height of a mature tree is 20 ft and will bear fruit early. Trees are damaged by freezing temperatures.