Florida is famous for growing oranges, but that’s just one of many fruit trees that flourish in The Sunshine State. The benefits you will enjoy if you decide to grow one or more fruit trees include cleaner air, lovely aesthetics, and delicious fresh fruit. You can talk to our garden specialists at Cypress Creek Landscape Supply about our wide selection of fruit trees and how to ensure that the fruit trees you plant will flourish.
We carry different varieties of avocado trees, mango trees, and peach trees, which are our top sellers. You can also choose from an assortment of orange trees, lemon trees, grapefruit trees, and lime trees in our Garden Center. Whichever fruit trees you grow, it’s important to know the details pertaining to the trees as regards planting, watering, pruning, fertilizing, and general care. Some of the best fruit trees to grow in Florida follow.
The avocado is a climacteric fruit like the banana. Mangos mature on the tree but ripen off of the tree. For an avocado to ripen properly, it must be mature. The avocados that fall off of the tree ripen on the ground. Because of the rough textured skin and shape of the avocado, the fruit is often called the Alligator Pear. For home gardeners, the best varieties of avocado trees are Simmonds, Miguel, and Choquette. Florida’s native soil is fine for success in growing avocado trees.
A mango is a juicy stone fruit grown on long-lived mango trees.Mangos are universally popular across the world. Mangos generally grow best in the warmest part of the state, along the southwest and southeast coasts of Florida. They can, however, grow farther up north, such as on Merritt Island. Tree size control of low to moderate vigor varieties are easy to manage for the purpose of maintaining a low stature or height. At the same time, good fruit production can be maintained. Mango trees have small pinkish-white flowers which grow in far more abundance than the mango fruit.
In Florida, the yellow peach is the type that grows best. Yellow peaches have a skosh of acidic flavor that balances the sweetness of the fruit. A helpful planting tip for peach trees:
Put the peach tree in the ground when you first buy it. At the time of planting, prune off a bit of the top plus all of the side branches. It will look as though you’ve planted a stick, but the pruning helps the tree to grow into a strong, healthy structure.
You can find the best Florida fruit trees to plant at Cypress Creek Landscape Supply. We carry the gardening and landscaping supplies needed to make sure your fruit trees yield their best abundant harvest. We have fertilizer plus pest control products, gravel, topsoil, and much more. Stop by to visit our Garden Center, located at 12734 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL, or call today at (813) 933-7944.