Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida

Today we visited (third and final day) of the fruit festival fair, at Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida.  Nearly 200 types of mangos and allot more fruit on display.  The fruit and spice park grows 175 varieties of mangos.  Definitely worth a visit.  May through August is the peak season however, be warned, it is extremely hot, muggy and the rainy season as well.  Mango and Lychee season is NOW.   The lychee originated in Southern China and has been cultivated since at least 2000 BC.  Not to be confused with mamoncillo.  The mamoncillo (a tangy tropical fruit) is native to Mexico and Central and South America.  In the islands they also call it mamon mamones, lime, quenepa, limoncillo and a few other names.

Any fruit on the 37 acre site that fell on the ground was free for anyone that wanted to collect it and take it home.

About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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