Since moving to Florida in 1983, I have developed quite the green thumb. Usually my mango crop is very prolific. I have many trees on the property. only one was bought from a garden store. The other mango trees came from pits of fallen mangoes. This year the crop was not as large as usual. They are extremely tasty and the dogs love them . They will dance for mangoes.
The avocado tree was also from a pit. If I would have known that it would grow, I wouldn’t have thrown it into the front yard. It is next to the drive way and people feel that it is there for them to help themselves. I gladly share as the tree id full of avocados. I just don’t want people destroying the tree to get them.
The pineapple is another free fruit. If you take the top off and plant it, you can get a pineapple for every top. This is not a cash crop. The 4 inch pineapple took 3 years to grow. By the time I cut the top of it, there is a very small serving left.
The carambola (starfruit) is the only one that was on the tree. It is very disappointing to just get one fruit. I have a neighbor down on the next block that has a loaded tree. He never takes care of the property, but the tree is fully fruited. Go figure.
I didn’t take pictures of the macadamia nuts. They are impossible to open with a mallet, but the squirrels and birds seem to have no problem.
I’m hoping that the crops will be larger next year.