Under The Jakfruit Tree

Richard Lyons Nursery has a unique Queen’s Crape Myrtle for sale. It is bright pink with larger than normal flowers. It is currently in full bloom. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out. I am afraid the photos below do not do it justice.

We have Jackfruit

Jackfruit on the tree

Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit) on the tree.

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 of flavor. The spiny fruits are spectacular in size and can get upwards of 70 pounds.

For a really unique experience, come by Richard Lyons Nursery in Miami today and buy some jackfruit for a taste of this Asian treasure.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Milky Way Tree (Stemmadenia litoralis)is a very beautiful tree from Central America related to Frangipani (Plumeria).  It produces tubular white fragrant flowers throughout the year, which contrast nicely against the glossy dark green leaves.  It produces so many flowers that the fallen blossoms blanket the ground underneath the tree.  This tree can attain a height of 20′, is salt tolerant, and can grow in partial shade to full sun.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Calabaza is the Spanish name for any type of pumpkin. In English, it refers to West Indian Pumpkin, or Calabassa, a winter squash grown in the Caribbean and Tropical America. Botanically, it is Curbita moschata.

At Richard Lyons Nursery it is grown under the rows of Jakfruit and Sapodilla trees. It is unfortunately a host plant for the Clabaza Squash Moth. The moth is a pollinator, however its caterpillars are very destructive defoliators.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this squash/pumpkin for sale.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Lignum vitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is native to the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade County. This native tree is listed as endangered due to habitat loss. Lignum vitae translation is ‘Tree of Life’ for its many medicinal properties. However, it is mainly grown as a beautiful ornamental. While it is slow growing, it is one of the more colorful native trees. It blooms twice a year with small clusters of purple flowers which produce a bright orange fruit which is also very attractive.

Richard Lyons Nursery has this tree in various sizes.