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 […]

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 bite out […]

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 […]