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American Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana The American or common persimmon, also called simmon, possumwood, and Florida persimmon is a slow-growing, moderately sized tree native to southeastern North America. The fruit is about 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Unripe fruit, which is high in … Continue reading

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Gopher Apple

Gopher Apple (Licania michauxii) This hearty small shrub looks more like a bunch of oak seedlings than anything else.  Underground it grows with an extensive maze of stems that send up slender woody shoots with evergreen oak-like leaves.  The leaves … Continue reading

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Podocarpus Is More Than A Hedge

Podocarpus (Podocarpus macrophyllus) Podocarpus hedges are common in Florida, they make a dense screen hedge that stays green year round.  However, Podocarpus can reach 40 to 50 feet in height when not sheared and is quite attractive as a tree … Continue reading

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Strawberries

When I was a boy in Kentucky I looked forward to the fresh taste of strawberries every spring.  Nothing is sweeter than a fresh ripe strawberry plucked from the vine.  I would eat all I could and on occasion sell … Continue reading

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Fuyu Persimmon

One of my favorite fruits is the Fuyu Persimmon.  My Mother has a beautiful tree that produces a huge crop of Persimmons every September.  The Fuyu is a non-astringent type of Persimmon making it edible both before and after fully … Continue reading

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Narrowleaf Pawpaw

Narrowleaf Pawpaw (Asimina angustifolia) We all knew the “Pawpaw Patch” song when we were kids.  I remember singing it while running through the woods and fields of Kentucky.  There was a “patch” of the Pawpaw Trees on my Grandpa’s farm. … Continue reading

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Baby Update from the 40 Acre Woods

I have lots of babies at the 40 acre woods in late March.  Below is some baby wild plums.  They seem to be doing well here in a sunny spot.  We had a lot of blooms this year, but I … Continue reading

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