Don’t Be Discouraged by a Freeze: Keep Growing!

Has your garden seen better days? We get it. The freeze from this past winter was unprecedented, causing many local plants to suffer. If your plants were victims of this past freeze, don’t let that stop you from going into this spring feeling confident. As humans, we experience many unexpected, negative changes throughout our lives, […]

Just Fruits and Exotics Holiday Gift Guide (From Our Store)

Just Fruits and Exotics is not only a fantastic place to purchase plants & supplies for your orchard’s also a great place to buy gifts! With our vast selection of gardening supplies and locally-sourced goodies, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone on your list. Stop by our nursery before the festivities begin and browse […]

Florida’s Cold Hardiest Plants

Temperatures have finally started to drop in Florida, and it’s feeling more like Fall. This is great for us Floridians, but the fluctuations in temperatures can be harmful to our plants. Florida falls in growing zones 8-10 because our winters don’t get very cold. Still, some plants can’t withstand Florida’s lowest temperatures. Keep reading to […]

Achieve “Grapeness” This Grape Season

Calling all grape lovers! Muscadine grape season is here, and it doesn’t last long. Muscadine grapes, sometimes called scuppernongs, are an old Southern favorite that can be harvested throughout September and October. The muscadine variety of grapes are low-maintenance, can grow as big as golf balls, and taste delicious. Keep reading to learn more about […]

Back to School: Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably discovered how difficult it can be to get kiddos to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Kids tend to gravitate toward unhealthy, processed snacks. They can, however, be persuaded to eat fruit most of the time, especially if it’s a yummy and exciting snack. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of […]

Livin’ On a Pear: All About Pear Season

If you’re growing pears in your orchard, this blog is for you because pear season is right around the corner! Pears are some of the easiest fruits to care for, and they’re relatively low maintenance. At Just Fruits and Exotics, we have a huge selection of soft and hard pear trees as we propagate eleven […]

Your Summer Orchard To-Do List

With summer officially here in Florida, there are some additional things you need to do for your orchard to allow it to survive the hot, dry months. Although plants love the extra sunshine, the high temperatures, dry air, and influx of pests can destroy your garden if you aren’t prepared.  Keep reading for your summer […]

10 Unique Peach Recipes to Try This Summer

It’s June and if you have peach, plum, and/or nectarine trees in your orchard, you’ve probably noticed fresh fruit popping up here and there – a Southerner’s dream! Peaches ripen during the summer months and can typically be harvested around this time of year during peak season. There is nothing as satisfying as taking a […]

Mulberry Pie, YUM!

Do you have mulberry trees in your orchard? Mulberries are ready to be picked during late spring and early summer. Since you will most likely have an abundance of mulberries you want to put to good use, we have a special treat for you. What better way to use this sweet, tart, and refreshing fruit […]

Ground Covers as Mulch Alternatives

Ground covers are low-growing plants that serve as effective mulch alternatives. These lush and beautiful plants are a great way to beautify your orchard, suppress weeds, and nutrify your soil. If you’re interested in adding some mulch alternatives to your orchard, read through a few of our favorite ground cover options below. Thyme: The bright […]