Author: Richard Lyons

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Jackfruit on the tree

We have Jackfruit

I know some of you have been waiting since last season ended. The wait is finally over. The jackfruit is back, and we have a beautiful fruit this year. If you aren’t familiar with jackfruit, this is a tropical treasure. It has a unique flavor somewhere between banana and pineapple mixed with other tropical notes…
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May 15, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Once again I would like to remind everyone about wanting to plant citrus trees. My thoughts on the subject are: Do Not. All legally sold citrus trees in Florida must be grown in Northern Florida under quarantine.   In addition, the disease called citrus greening is rampant throughout the state. It is not seen with the…
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April 28, 2019 0

From Under the Jakfruit Tree

This week we harvested two large bunches of  bananas, one is called ‘burro’ used primarily for cooking and the other for eating out of hand. We have many more available for  sale. Each bunch had more than 10 hands, very nice.  Both plants and fruit are available for sale. Since our South Florida soil is…
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November 24, 2018 0
Jakfruit

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Here at Richard Lyons Nursery we are at the beginning of the dry season. The weeds are different from the wet season and the dry season fruits are nearing harvest. We have already picked some jujube and sapodilla. Many more are on the way. All the fresh fruit and fruit trees are available for purchase…
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November 18, 2018 0

Spring 2016 Makes a Grand Entrance in Southern Florida

Believe it or not, we do have seasons here in southern Florida. And spring is upon us! I just completed a tour of the nursery, where there is evidence everywhere of the new season. Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata) is extremely fragrant, in contrast with its much milder scent during the winter. Mysore Raspberries (Rubus niveus) are…
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April 8, 2016 0