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Growing Tropical Fruit in South Florida
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$45 – $55
Both Edison and Ford grew tons of fruit during their days here in South Florida including citrus, pineapple, mangos and more! While growing citrus in Florida is possible for the back-door gardener, today, citrus greening presents challenges which we will cover in this class. We will also look beyond citrus, to many other tropical fruits that will thrive in our climate, and we will introduce you to some well-known alternatives and best growing practices as well as introduce little known, often over-looked tropical fruits from around the world that might find a home in your garden. Topics covered will also include pest management, pruning for success and selecting fruits based on desired harvest time.
Price: Members – $45 and Non-Members -$55. Participation limited to 25. Advance Registration Required. Bring notebook, pencil, water, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Most classes average 90 minutes in classroom with a 30-minute outdoor component. Our classroom is air-conditioned and accessible for mobility impaired. Each class will have a 10-minute break. Access the classroom via the walkway next door to Larchmont Avenue with convenient adjacent parking. All participants receive a 20% discount coupon for plants in our Garden Shoppe.