Tropical Fruit Production
The Tropical Fruit Program is designed to help commercial tropical fruit growers with all aspects of production. Information and workshops are offered on a variety of topics, from specific crops to planting, fertilizing, pruning, and pest control.
Tropical Fruit Production Updates/News
Information for Commercial Growers
- Pruning and propagating of tropical fruit.
- Tropical fruit videos
- Tropical fruit tree spacing, crop yields, cultivars and seasons.
- Where to buy tropical fruit trees, pesticides, and fertilizer.
- Packing houses.
- Why won't my tree fruit?
- Young mango trees.
- General information for fruit growers
- Where to get testing done on soil, plant tissues and water sources.
- Obtaining burn permits.
- Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida.
- Registering your crops with the Farm Service Agency.
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- Getting some types of fruit insured through the Farm Service Agency. Contact:
- Agricultural tax exemptions for your groves and filling out an application. Contact:
- Food Safety. Keep all your records of everything. If you don't write it down, it never happened in the eyes of the inspectors. The Food Safety law doesn't go into effect for a bit, but packing houses are already requiring much of what the new laws will ask for.
- Permitting wells. This is now required for new land owners, but there are some exceptions.
- If you are a commercial avocado grower, you will want the latest information on laurel wilt and should look into registering with the Avocado Administration Committee. Their number is 305-247-0848. The Avocado Administrative Committee has information on the avocado picking/shipping schedule and more.