Gardening

Discover the wonders of tropical fruit gardening with our in-depth guides and expert advice. From juicy sugar apples to exotic mangos and passion fruit, we have everything you need to grow and care for your favorite tropical fruits.

How to grow ilama fruit Annonaceae Annona diversifolia
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Growing Ilama Fruit in Florida: A Comprehensive Guide

Ilama, a tropical fruit native to Central America, is gaining popularity among fruit enthusiasts in Florida.  Known scientifically as Annona diversifolia and Annona macroprophyllata, this fruit is a member of the Annonaceae family, which also includes sugar apples (Annona squamosa), atemoyas (Annona atemoya) and cherimoyas (Annona cherimola). Ilama Quick Care Guide Common Name(s) Ilama Scientific

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Atemoya Varieties: The Comprehensive Guide
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Atemoya Varieties: The Comprehensive Guide

Atemoya, a hybrid fruit native to Central and South America, is known for its exceptional taste and unique physical characteristics. They are the result of a successful cross between the cherimoya (Annona cherimola) and sugar apple (Annona squamosa), boasting some of the best traits of both parent fruits. Let’s dive into some remarkable varieties of

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Potato Leaf Hoppers and Annonas: Leaf Curling Problems Due to the Leafhopper
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Potato Leaf Hoppers and Annonas: Leaf Curling Problems Due to the Leafhopper

As a gardener, there’s nothing more disheartening than seeing your precious Annona fruit trees suffer. One such issue that can affect Annona plants is the dreaded leaf curling, which is often caused by the pesky potato leaf hopper.  In this article, we’ll delve into the world of potato leaf hoppers and Annonaceae trees, exploring how

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How to Grow Passion Fruit in Florida: Cultivation Tips, Health Benefits, and Unique Varieties
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How to Grow Passion Fruit in Florida: Cultivation Tips, Health Benefits, and Unique Varieties

Passion fruit is a delicious, versatile, attractive vine well-suited for Florida gardens.  This article will guide you through the process of growing passion fruit, highlighting different cultivars available in Florida, such as Possum Purple (Passiflora edulis), Yellow Sunrise, and XXL Passionfruit (Passiflora quadrangularis). Additionally, learn how to transform a regular oak or non-fruiting tree into

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The Ultimate Guide to Fertilizing Atemoya Trees for an Abundant Harvest
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The Ultimate Guide to Fertilizing Atemoya Trees for an Abundant Harvest

Atemoya (Annona atemoya) is a delicious tropical fruit with a unique taste that is a cross between the sugar apple and cherimoya.  Atemoya is known for its creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy flavor.  The atemoya tree thrives in tropical and subtropical climates such as Florida. This guide will unveil the best fertilizers and nutrient supplements

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​​The Best Sugar Apple Fertilizer and Nutrient Supplements for a Healthy Tree
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​​The Best Sugar Apple Fertilizer and Nutrient Supplements for a Healthy Tree

Sugar apple trees (Annona squamosa) are highly valued for their delicious fruit, which boasts a unique taste and texture.  To ensure optimal growth and fruit production, using the right fertilizer and nutrient supplements is essential.  This article will explore the best fertilizers for sugar apple trees and the benefits of other nutrient supplements, such as

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All about the Phet Pak Chong Atemoya (PPC Atemoya)
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All about the Phet Pak Chong Atemoya (PPC Atemoya)

If you are a fan of tropical fruits, you have probably heard of Atemoya, a delicious hybrid fruit that is a cross between cherimoya and sugar apple. While Atemoya is widely popular among fruit enthusiasts, a specific variety is causing a buzz in the tropical fruit-growing community – the Phet Pak Chong Atemoya, also known

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The Miracle Fruit: How to Grow and Use the Synsepalum dulcificum in Florida
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The Miracle Fruit: How to Grow and Use the Miracle Berry in Florida

The miracle fruit, scientifically known as Synsepalum dulcificum, is native to West Africa and has been used for centuries to sweeten sour foods. This incredible berry uniquely makes sour and acidic foods taste sweet, making it a popular natural sweetener. In recent years, the miracle fruit has gained popularity in Florida due to its adaptability

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