31 thoughts on “Best Tropical Fruits Trees You Can Grow in Southwest Florida

    ANTONIO PAGAN

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    There Over 400 varieties of mangoes are known, many of which ripen in summer, while some give double crop. The fruit takes three to six months to ripen. The ripe fruit varies in size and color.

    Micheal Kelm

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Fantastic program …

    Erin Milam

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Thanks John for the foot work!

    lagh50

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Thank you so much, i live in mid Fl

    Morgyn Danae

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Thanks for the great video! Do you have any suggestions specifically for renters?

    Su Faga

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    John do not miss the opportunity to visit Pine Island Botanicals and The Sprout Queen in BOKEELIA. A must see organic farm. Happy visit!

    Self Reliant School

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Pine Island looks like an amazing place to visit!

    TheMegtay123

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    You should do a video on what fruit trees to have in southern Louisiana 🙂

    ChillyWillyGoCycling

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Man this good info thank you very much I just bought a 5 acres in Howey in the hills and I can't wait to start planting great videos

    louise

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Also want to add —the sugar apple is delicious. I'd loved to grow that here in south florida!!! Where can I find good source for these also. I need your suggestion please. Thanks !!!

    louise

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Hi John. I'm in search of a non gmo jiaogulan-(immortality herb)– seed or tubular. I need a reliable source. Can you help me ?

    South Florida Farming

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    john rocks

    South Florida Farming

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    great vid

    MSouthworth85

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    As someone who lives in central Florida, I'm loving these episodes

    Andrea Wisner

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Tampa and Clearwater Costco sell Pine Island fruit trees in March.

    Plants and Games

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Wish I lived in a warm climate. But I do love looking at my lanky avocado plant in my living room.

    Nati Mar

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    you made me laugh John! I am one of those people you are talking about it experimenting with tropical plants in a winter weather of course is better to buy a land in Florida and move to the beautiful tropical place but money is tight and having 4 kids it's not the easy to move from Idaho to Florida but it's funny when you was talking about that because I love the sun so much & gardening the it's in my plans to move asap that will be something that you can help us with, I would love if you can advise us where we can move in florida where's good price for a home or good price for land where we can build a home for cheap and what's very important where it can be safe, John that's my dream and I been saving already for few years to be able to buy a home with good land there but again money is tight. I enjoy your videos, thank you for your time and for been honest when you are talking about a place or a product. blessings John and I really hope your dream place to live come soon for you too. 💖

    Catherine Paquet

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    You should do a cold weather permaculture farm tour! And I meen, cold cold, not wanna be cold.

    Brandon DuBose

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    I wonder if it would possible to grow any of these in southern Georgia. It's hardiness zone 8, so probably not.

    Trevor Doge

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Hey John, I have a question:

    Do you think it is worth it to have a personal greenhouse in Florida to grow tropical fruit trees indefinitely?

    I mean, Florida is warm, but some higher zone trees could use a little help.

    I wanna build a geodesic greenhouse in Florida someday and have HVAC in it

    Michele Paccione

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Awesome video. I'm thinking of moving to southwest Florida, so great to know about these resources.

    Veganic ♾

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    YEAH, let's all move to the tropics and plant fruit trees. It's my dream, one day : )

    Clifton Hicks

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    "I want to encourage you guys to start your own nursery like this."

    Buster Brown

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    I've been there.
    You grow them John for when there are no grocery stores.

    Have you given up on Vegas yet? At least they still have water, contaminated water, but still water.

    ☼ Heirloom reviews ☼

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    would love to grow some of these here up north !!

    Will G

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Where I live in Australia. Across from my house are mango trees that are more that 100 years old, so not only fig trees can live that long

    Will G

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    John. You should start to go around the world and learn and make videos about the unique plant life native to certain places. And while doing that you can understand where you want your farm yo be. Btw, a great place to start a farm is in Queensland Australia because it has a tropical climate, we rarely get frost, and there is so much unique plant life

    Robyn Latham

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Definitely enjoying all these recent videos of permaculture and food forests, and this video is relatable for me, because I am building a food forest for market sales and eventually become expert air layerers and build a nursery from our growing food forest in Appalachia

    wallamangaveer

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    barely subtropical ey 26f and only mangoes in summer we have mangos that produce for 6 months alone in north australia

    Alex Contreras

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Their prices are insanely expensive plus the shipping cost makes it very very expensive

    agriperma

    (July 4, 2017 - 4:17 pm)

    Star Fruit: you only need one tree, they are very productive, one mature tree is a enough for a family , and you may still need to give some away, I personally prefer it juiced. it is important to get a good cultivar that is known to be sweet, as by seed, you run the risk of them being sour.

    Mangoes of course are very popular, simply because most everything in supermarkets is imported, picked green, and you have limited selection of varieties. many superior none commercial varieties are available, hundreds ! so try a few our when in season from your nursery, or fruit festivals, maybe buy from back yard growers that sometimes sell to public.
    I would recommend 3-15 gallon size, these will establish faster when you plant them in the ground, and of course more bang for your buck, why buy 1 45 gallon when you can get various varieties and other trees in 15 gallon for the same amount. 45 gallon would be for someone that does not want to wait for fruit. but you pay 500 for that privilege.

    Regarding citrus, I agree with John, they are such a hassle to grow, a magnet for pests, and disease. I can understand that many people grow fruits to guarantee its grown in a healthy fashion, and some citrus varieties are not that common or cheap. but would not recommend unless you are willing to put in effort, and have plenty of other trees and just want to be complete. personally if I could only have one citrus tree, it would be a lemon of some kind.

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