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nugger



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 27
Location: North Florida
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 13 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yep, your apples would be better, wouldn't even try to grow them, the tangerine is a ponkon & pecans grow good here, they are a member of the hickory family & got some big hickory's too. Mangoes wont grow because of the frost's we get. If only we had soil instead of sand & I mean sand not sandy soil lol, white sand. Takes plants some time before the get moving.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3238
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 13 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I lived in Miami for a year and it was thrilling to go into the garden and pick a proper avocado for lunch. After having starfruit pancakes for breakfast. And papaya for dessert. We all went up to Pensacola at nut harvest time to pick the pecans on my friends' family smallholding and I always remember their hospitality when I see pecans in the shops here. Great peanut vendors on the side of the road, peanuts boiled in their shells in salt water were delicious.
All only exotic to me, of course, commonplace to the Floridians I was with.
I guess I drove across the Suwannee River when we did a road trip to Denver. I think I remember a sing-song, four part harmony.

Welcome to Downsizer!

nugger



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 27
Location: North Florida
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 13 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yep peanuts & more peanuts lol, just sown some for curiosity. The wife & I visited some gardens near Floridacity, close to Miami & what you did was try all these diff kinda fruits in the shop & then walk around the gardens & see them growing. There was mangoes, jack fruit, even cachews which I never new grew on the bottom of a fruit , just one nut stuck to the bottom of this small apple size red fruit, which my friend over the back tells me tastes superb.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3238
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 13 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Can you post a link? Even as a fantasy, that kind of thing would be a great part of a holiday.

Can't tell you how much I'd like to wake up somewhere like Tampa tomorrow ~ months of rain and grey coldness have got into my bones.

nugger



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 27
Location: North Florida
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 13 3:00 am    Post subject: Fruit & spice park Reply with quote
    

https://fruitandspicepark.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=25

Today will hopefully be our last freez, its 34 now at 10pm & is going down another few degrees, only got to 58 today & cloudy & windy too, reminded me of home, gets me down after a day without the sun lol. The link above is where we went, thanks Frank

Marches



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Posts: 171
Location: Nr Peak District, England
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I planted a red haven peach tree about a month ago.

VM



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1748
Location: Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 13 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well, I have planted the Czar plum and the Ingalls Grimoldby Gage - picture and more info on the gage on my blog post of a few days ago.

Not sure it's good for me, this thread - keep getting v envious of people with space for lots of trees! But also, thanks, various people for links to interesting nurseries. The Kore Wild Fruit site really interesting and helpful - also like the edible hedging people - can't remember if that link came from here, but here it is in case anyone interested in future: www.thefruitnursery.co.uk.

Happy planting if any time left when the snow has cleared.

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