The TR Hovey papaya is a beautiful dwarfish plant with large sweet fruit (2-7 pounds) with yellow skin and yellow flesh. It is a very mild papaya in taste. See Mexican papaya for some advice and growing hints.
The Mexican papaya, quite commonly found in our California grocery stores, is a relatively easy fruit to grow. Whether from the seeds of the commercial variety or the plants sold at certain home improvement stores, the Mexican papaya can give you some nice fruits with the right growing technique. Papayas should be planted on the […]
There is consensus among mango aficionados that the Edward mango is one of the finest premier mangoes of all. It is large, 1.5 pounds and up, with creamy smooth orange flesh with wonderful citrus and spice flavorings. A truly fantastic delight! It has been known to be a light, off and on, producer of such […]
Kent, a chance seedling from Florida, is an old-time favorite among many mango growers. It is considered a fast grower under the right conditions. The fruit is unusually roundish, yellowing as it ripens, with an excellent fiber-less flavor.
Alphonso might be one of the most famous of Indian dessert mangoes. It’s flavor is wonderfully unique: A combination of sweet, spicy and a bit “piney” – a strange combination to be sure, but for some, a truly marvelous cocktail of flavors. It is a vigorous grower, moderate producer and branches well. Alphonso has […]
The Gold Nugget Mango is a small mango of distinction. Likely descended from the Kent mango, it is a fairly fast grower. Turning a beautiful yellow/gold when ripe, the fruit has yellow flesh, and is fiber-less with a nice pleasant sweetness.
Apparently able to produce fruit multiple times a year in the tropics, the choc anon mango (also called “miracle” mango) is a producer of medium-sized fruit.
This California variety…
A delicious, heavy-producing California-developed mango.
Excellent beginning mango for California, top taste, excellent looks.
Maha Chinok is the name of a beautiful new mango variety out of Florida – elongated with a beautiful pink and yellow blush when ripe. An upright and moderate grower, with sweet fiber-less fruit make the Maha Chinok mango a top tier mango for many growers.
The Timotayo mango…another new variety, this time created by Tim Thompson out of Camarillo, CA, carrying a claim of extra cold hardiness.
The Ismael avocado…
Widely available at big box stores, the manila seedling isn’t a true “manila.”
Unavailable in grocery stores, the delicious Meyer is the #1 lemon for the home grower.
Lemon Zest is a newly-created Florida mango variety that seems to be a rather vigorous upright grower. It has bright, fiber-less orange flesh, and large size fruit – a pound or more. It’s been said its taste is reminiscent of orange sherbet.
A widely available and popular dwarf banana.
An excellent condo mango prized for its famous flavor.
A taste test winner and excellent producer.
An excellent dwarf variety for the home grower.
A delicious and unusual magenta guava.
A delicious “B” variety gaining in popularity.
Fast Growing, Excellent Production, Great fiberless flavor
The Keitt mango is a delicious late season variety from Florida. In fact it has great staying power on the tree. Unusual, in that the fruit can be picked when they start to color up and will ripen off the tree while the rest continue to slowly mature on the tree. Literally can give you […]
A patented hass-type “B” variety with excellent taste and production.
The Hass avocado is the premier avocado in the world, and for good reason: excellent taste, prolific and a long ripening season. Unlike some other mediocre fruits in the supermarket, Hass is the flavor champion to beat. Hass is widely available at big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes, making it the most […]
A very large and delicious magenta hybrid dragon fruit.
A fast-growing delicious dragon fruit.