We’re having a fruitluck in Gainesville FL, August 12

It’s time we have a fruitluck in north-central Florida! I’ve been so impressed by the fruitlucks in Tampa, Florida that I decided to start an event like that closer to home. So we’re having one in Gainesville, FL on Sunday, August 12, from 11AM to¬†2PM, at Northeast Park (see end of post for exact address … More We’re having a fruitluck in Gainesville FL, August 12

Cold-hardy avocados workshop with Oliver Moore, July 29

A little-known group of avocado varieties, originally from the mountains of Mexico, can handle winter freezes much lower than commercially grown avocados, down to 15 to 18F (-7 to -9C). These varieties tend to have medium to smallish fruits with outstandingly rich flavor, some of the best tasting of any avocados. These cold-hardy Mexican avocados … More Cold-hardy avocados workshop with Oliver Moore, July 29

Golden Crispy Melon

I was never a huge fan of melons, until I found one fruit in this group that I really enjoy: Golden Crispy Melon. Lots of fruit enthusiasts really love honeydews and cantaloupes and the like, and although I do find them pleasant, but I don’t get more than lukewarm about those varieties because they all … More Golden Crispy Melon

Mystery Fig Number One: Can you identify this fig variety?

There’s something about figs – people just lose track of their variety names. Fig trees are easy to start from cuttings, so when people find a good one, they multiply it and give it out to friends and neighbors. But if the parent fig tree had a variety name, its baby trees go out into … More Mystery Fig Number One: Can you identify this fig variety?

The magical sweetening power of miracle fruit

Miracle fruit or miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a little red berry from West Africa that makes sour foods taste sweet for an hour after you eat it. Lemons and limes taste as sweet as an orange, strawberries taste like they’ve been filled with honey, and unsweetened cranberries taste like cranberry candy after you’ve eaten … More The magical sweetening power of miracle fruit