Fruitscaping With Persimmon Trees: Your Ultimate Guide

Are you considering adding persimmon trees to your landscape but wondering about their fruiting habits, planting requirements, and growth rate? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of persimmon trees and help you understand how to incorporate them into your Fruitscaping endeavors. How long does it take a persimmon tree […]

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 […]

All About Persimmons

Autumn months bring their own bounty from fruitscapes, and today we’re learning all about persimmons, including growing and eating your own. They bear fruit just in time for Halloween, through the Christmas season, making them great additions to holiday decorations. Check out this partnership blog post showcasing their decorative possibilities. But keep in mind, one […]

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 […]

All About Bananas

All About Bananas Not only are bananas a healthy source of nourishment, they can also be grown in many warm climates around the world.   Bananas 101 Thought to have been first domesticated in Southeast Asia, bananas were known to be eaten in early Greek, Latin and Arab regions as well. Bananas were introduced to […]

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 […]