Mango and Banana Posters: Yes!!!!! They are here and still available for purchase.  Dr. Jonathan Crane, Tropical Fruit Crop Specialist, and I developed these 2 posters to educated the public about these two amazing tropical fruits. They are now available through the IFAS bookstore's online store. Click here

Banana Micropropagtaion - is a visual guide of my experience with banana and heliconia tissue culture.

The Tropical Fruit Crop Management Program - Dr. Jonathan H. Crane's program homepage

Palm Production and Culture course homepage - Interested in Palms? Find out about this exciting class now offered at TREC, Homestead, FL

Introductory Nursery Management course homepage - Find out about this exciting class now offered at TREC, Homestead, FL

Orchidology course homepage - Find out about this exciting class now offered at TREC, Homestead, FL

Ornamental Horticulture program page - Dr. Wagner A. Vendrame's program homepage.

T.R.E.C. Homepage:  Interested in finding out more about the Tropical Research and Education Center?  


The Center For Tropical Agriculture The mission of the Center is to conduct research, education and extension programs intended to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living of people in tropical and subtropical regions, to sustainably improve agricultural productivity and natural resources management, to protect and restore fragile natural ecosystems potentially affected by agriculture, and prevent loss of biodiversity.

Paradise Farms  Paradise Farms is a five acre certified organic farm committed to providing an assortment of fresh, high quality microgreens, greens, heirloom tomatoes, veggies, herbs, edible flowers and fruit to high end restaurants in the the Miami area.

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Bee Heaven Farm Bee Heaven Farm aka Pikarco, grew out of a long-standing dream. For many years, living in a subdivision restricted us to a family garden, where we experimented with various plants and organic growing techniques suitable to our subtropical climate.

Pine Island Nursery : Pine Island Nursery was founded in 1972 by owner and President Colleen H. Boggs. The fifty acre family owned and operated facility is located twenty-five miles southwest of downtown Miami in an upland pine habitat, for which the nursery was named. The business began as a wholesale supplier of rare palms, fine indoor foliage, and citrus trees, but today’s product line is very different than that of three decades ago.The nursery now specializes solely in tropical fruit trees and primarily caters to commercial fruit growers in Florida.


RARE FRUIT COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL, founded in 1955 with headquarters in Miami, Florida, is the premier organization dedicated to the education, introduction, and promotion of rare tropical fruits. Through close ties with botanical collections and horticultural research centers worldwide, the RFCI has become a major international source of information regarding tropical fruits. The RFCI has introduced species or varieties of rare fruits into many parts of the world. In addition, the RFCI has been helpful in establishing the tropical fruit industry in the United States.

Here is a list of other tropical fruit and plant sites from my  bookmarks

Updated 01-25-07 - The Fruit & Spice Park is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States. The unique 35-acre public facility is owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department. Located in South Florida. The Park's tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. The Park showcases 125 varieties of mango, 75 varieties of bananas, 70 bamboo varieties, and numerous other exotic edibles. Visitors are invited to munch at our tasting counter inside our Park Store. - Tropical Fruit Growers of south Florida - Redland trail is a easy to use map of places of interest in Redland, Homestead, FL. Check it out! - A great site for all things lychee - Lychees Online - The Schnebly Redland's Winery team is a constantly growing and hard working family of good people. The owners Peter and Denisse Schnebly (at right) have been living and working in South Florida for over 25 years. They are dedicated to improving South Florida and especially the Redland's area. Our retail manager, Bridget Bechelmayr handles overall management of the winery's store, including wine tastings and tours. Grant Walker (below, at right) is our webmaster and president of Liqwid Technologies. He is very active in the community and has lived here for over 20 years. - Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Going Banana's Nursery is exclusively devoted to growing nearly 100 varieties of banana plants and multiple cultivars of lychee and longan trees.  One of the coolest nurseries in Homestead, FL. - Pine Island Nursery is one of south Florida's best tropical fruit nurseries...They have a great website too! - Gaby's Farm - We are a family run farm in South Florida that grows exotic tropical fruit plants and makes delicious Tropical Fruit Ice Cream! With one bite, you'll understand just how good natural tastes. Our ice cream is made with only the best ingredients. We know because we grow our own trees and harvest our own fruit. - Kopali Organics is a fair commerce organic conscious goods company that produces, markets and distributes products that are good for you, the farmers who grow them, all the people who produce and bring them to you, and the planet we all share. We started in our own off-the-grid permaculture farm in Costa Rica and are now selling in over 50 Whole Foods Market stores in the United States. - EDIS is the Florida Cooperative Extension publications resource - The USDA's web site is an great resource of information. - FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN is one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. - The Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated since 1955 to the introduction, growing, and promotion of rare tropical fruit. - The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc - Thailand Flower Delivery, Bangkok Bouquets, Roses Delivery by Flowerfeedback - Flowerfeedback: The no.1 of Thai florist provides various choices of flowers to meet all your requirements. We deliver flower throughout Thailand in the fastest and most trusted way

Stock Photography at Foto Search - 684 images related to Tropical Fruit - Check it out! - Tom White's Zone Ten is a retail nursery and tropical fruit grove in South Florida.  Excellent photography!!!!! - Plant Creations - 11 Acre Native & Tropical  nursery also a premier landscaping company in South Florida. - Robert is Here is a the coolest fruit stand in Homestead, FL make sure you visit on your way to the Everglades. - Bamboo Grove - Over 300 unusual items from nature (Bamboo) by Andy Firk. - HighLand Heliconia - grower/exporters of the finest quality Tropical Flowers and Bouquets since 1986 and pioneers in developing this industry in Costa Rica.

Top of Page - The largest fruit image bank on the net !
Photofruit is the first professional image bank specialized in fruits, vegetables and nuts in their natural form. Photofruit offers a wide range of images (8000 available on line) to illustrate your documents. - Heliconia Paradise - Specializing in exporting bulbs and rhizomes (corms) of tropical ornamental plants grown in Thailand. Concerning Heliconias in particular there is a wide range of species and varieties available. Moreover we have a collection of Gingers like Alpinia, Curcuma, Etlingeria, Tapeinochilus and others on offer at wholesale prices. - Lightwork Nursery - Fruit trees of al kinds, especially rare and exotic, located in Sunny Sarasota, Florida. - Mark Rieger is a Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia with an excellent site about all kinds of fruits - The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants provides a source of information useful to anyone who has the need to know the distribution of plants within the state. - Farm Photo - Excellent site for Ag related photographs - Plant a Palm - The most through resource for the palm and cycad on the web!

Top of Page - During the past few years rare palm seeds has established itself as the number one source for unusual, cold hardy and other interesting palm seeds - some of which are not available anywhere else. - Fruit Lovers MegaLinks - A nursery on the Big Island of Hawaii, specializing in the real rare tropical fruit trees and tropical fruit seeds. - Richard Lyons Nursery in Homestead - You’ve been looking for something different. You want your landscape to be something special unique. You want to include plants that make a strong artistic statement in your South Florida garden. What you want is at Richard Lyons Nursery in Homestead. -Banana Micropropagation - Micropropagate banana? Whatever for? My plants produce lots of pups why bother? A good question, for which there are several answers. Really good banana micropropagation site by Keith G. Benson DVM. - The plant tissue culture INFORMATION EXCHANGE was started because researchers, teachers and producers world wide need rapid access to information about plant tissue culture. 

Top of Page - The Dean Conklin Plumeria Grove is part of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens system. It is located in Koko Crater along the eastern side of Oahu. - Botanique - Planning a trip? Love to garden? Enjoy the fruits of someone else's labor? Marvel at the way the flora and fauna co-exist naturally? Botanique lists many places that represent the botanical gems of our planet. This site is meant to be a pleasure to lose yourself in. Plan to return often. - GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for the accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). Many plants (37,000 taxa, 14,000 genera) are included in GRIN taxonomy, especially economic plants. - Banana plantations in many tropical countries use an interesting monorail system to haul the bunches of fruit from field to packing shed without damage, suspended on the same principle as sides of beef are moved around butcher shops. Similar systems have begun to spread to large-scale flower nurseries and other types of plantations. - A website for the American Phytopathological Society (APS). APS is an international scientific organization devoted to the study of plant diseases and their control.

Top of Page - Internet Directory for Botany - A good site for mango information. - The Nursery Report allows professionals in the nursery industry to seek plant materials from our current client classified listings. - Welcome to Bananaland! Here you can have lots of fun, and even learn a thing a two about bananas and the environment. - Durian Online (DOL)- Durian is a fruit: a big, green thorny fruit. But wait, it is not just another exotic and expensive fruit from South East Asia. In fact, it is considered "King of the Fruit" throughout the region.

Top of Page - Very nice site with informative articles about tropical gardening. - Large site with so much information that you have to check it out for yourself. - The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum coordinates, facilitates, and executes research, instruction, and service activities that utilize its collections and resources. Its major emphases are tropical plants, native Hawaiian plants, conservation biology, and Hawaiian ethnobotany. - I Love Plants - Gardner's guide to the internet. - Agri Surf - Huge Ag site with tons of links - This site contains information on Mangoes from the Northern Territory. - Tropical Plants Library Online - A private little Tropical Fruit Garden on the little Canary Island La Gomera, and a bit more, and you may copy all information. - Garden of Delights - South Florida nursery web site devoted to various tropical fruits by Murray Corman - Peter's fruit page - Very well done site with a through links section to many tropical fruit sources by Peter. - The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. - Business of Bananas - Join Peter Essick as he documents the cultural, environmental and social impact of the banana business. - Origins and importance of banana as a food crop - The most important disease of a most important fruit. Prepared by Dr. Randy Ploetz,  Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, IFAS

Top of Page - Bromeliad Society International - The purposes of this society are to promote and maintain public and scientific interest in the research, development, preservation, and distribution of bromeliads, both natural and hybrid, throughout the world, and to promote fellowship. - Fruit and Nut Research Center - The Center consists of all University of California (UC) personnel with work related to the production of fruit and nut crops. UC has faculty from several departments at three universities (Davis, Riverside, and Berkeley) conducting research related to the environmental and economic sustainability of California fruit and nut crops. 

Top of Page  Tropical Garden of Eden on Australia's Gold Coast. - The goal is to keep in touch, share ideas and develop new experiences on the Internet. I live in Del Mar, North of La Jolla and 20 miles North of San Diego Tropical fruit pictures. - Great fruit pictures and a wealth of information. - The Tropical Flowering Tree Society is dedicated to bringing color into the world in the form of growing, flowering trees. We meet once a month at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida, USA and have planned events throughout the year. - The Fruit Pages - Over 100 pages of Fruit Information!

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