Tim Eastham wrote:I have a LOT more to say on central florida 9b (because that is where I live), but I just wanted to jump in really quick and let you know that pawpaws are not off the list. There are 8 native pawpaw species here in Florida. They can all be purchased from Pietro's Pawpaws. Here are the details for them:
Pietro's is attending Seminole Springs Herb Farm's Spring Festival this weekend (5/17/14) if you want to check them out there. They usually only bring half their varieties (4 types). They do grow all 8 varieties though.
Rogers John wrote:The handful of Melbourne permies would love to meet you. I live on two acres just east of the airport with lots of mangoes, avocados (of several races), mulberries, bananas, moringas, annonas, dragon fruit, papaya, pineapples and bamboo. My citrus are in decline from "greening", so I no longer replant them. Hugelkulture pond berms is the terraforming that I do. Would love to compare notes and share my successes and challenges. The Brevard Tropical Fruit Club meets in Melbourne monthly.
Fred Tyler wrote:A friend and i are putting in a food forest on a couple of acres south of Sarasota. Any local permies on that side of FL that would like to meet up. We'd like to see your set-up. Most of my experience is in other climes.