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Papaya Tree

Some time last year I had a red papaya a friend had grown in his back yard in central Florida. It was a great tropical treat and I saved some of the seeds. I did not remember that I actually … Continue reading

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Wild Plums

Few trees are as beautiful as the wild plums blooming in early spring.  This picture was taken at the end of February in the 40 acre woods.  The white blooms cover the whole tree before the new leaves bud out. … Continue reading

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Loquats

Loquats are one of my favorite trees.  They can be found all over the south, generally used as a decorative tree due to its shiny green leaves that stay on all winter. In fact, the loquat produces fruit here in … Continue reading

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Cold Hardy Citrus

Cold hardy citrus, it seems like a myth here in central Florida.  Every time the temperature gets below 35 degrees scores of reporters pack their gear and head into the orange groves to see what the farmers are going to do … Continue reading

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