We are awaiting the 2018 tropical fruit season which will be in full swing very soon. Hurricane Irma last year has had some effects on the winter fruits such as caimito and sugar apple as most of the blooms fell during the hurricane resulting in very small crops. The trees have however made a great recovery and we expect them to be in full production next year.
The mango trees were not much affected by hurricane Irma and they have had a very good fruit set. We have baby mangos available now which should be excellent for making Vadu mango pickle as well as some mature green mangos. We are expecting most of the mango varieties listed on our website to be producing this year so come in and get your favorites. We will have Florida favorites such as Glenn, Carrie, golden nugget, pickering and Valencia pride; Indian varieties such as Mallika; Thai varieties like Nam Doc Mai, Pim Seng Mun, Braham Kai Meu and Maha Chanok; Caribbean varieties such as Julie and Graham and Philippine mangos. Later in the season we should also have Kent and Keitt. The picture below taken on April 17th shows some early Maha Chanok which is a favorite of mine. It has a very attractive pink blush when ready and has a great flavor.
The lychees have also had a very good fruit set. The picture below taken on April 17th shows some of the Mauritius lychees that are maturing fast. We expect them to be available for sale in late May. We should have for sale Mauritius, Sweetheart and Brewster in that order. Avocados should start coming in June with a long necked variety called Virginia originally from Costa Rica followed by Simmonds in July followed by Catalina, Choquette and Monroe later on. We also have great new cultivars from Central and South America which should also be available including Amapola, Dorna Fuentes, Pura Vida, Utuado and Pico de Loro. These look and taste great!
We will also have available most of the jackfruit varieties listed on our website. If you want young jackfruit for cooking they are available now. Ripe Jackfruit will be available from June onwards.
I have only mentioned major crops, but we expect production from other varieties and exotics throughout the year. Please check the listing of fruits and call us to check if anything you are interested is available. Thanks for visiting our website and if you have the opportunity we welcome you to visit our farm.
Last year we started growing chickens in our farm. And we now have a fresh farm raised chicken Eggs for sale. Our birds free range all day in our farm and are in their pen only at night for protection. They get to eat plenty of avocados, bananas and other fruits/vegetables from our farm which make the eggs taste absolutely great. They are given Chicken feed only as a supplement. You will immediately notice the difference from store bought eggs.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Call me to place your order and arrange to pick up a dozen or two. Egg size are mixed in carton. The colors range from blue to green to dark brown. The taste of the eggs are due to what they eat and is irrespective of the color. The blue and green eggs are from the ameracuana breed and they make an eye catching display.
I make omelets with our eggs with fresh kale or swiss chard grown in our farm. Here is a recipe you can follow for making great omelets.
4 eggs- beaten
Salt, pepper and Italian seasoning (or other seasoning on hand)
2 cups Swiss chard – chopped – about 4-5 leaves (or any greens like spinach}
1 small tomato – chopped
Cilantro – optional
Shredded cheese – optional for topping
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a pan. Put egg mixture and cook for about 2 minutes turning with a spatula. Set oven to broil. Evenly spread egg mixture in the pan and put in oven for about 5 minute or until edges turn slightly brown.
Good to know info: You can wrap the pan handle with foil if it is not oven proof. Or you can transfer cooked egg mixture in a foil pan. You do not need to preheat the oven in advance. You can put the egg mixture when you turn on the broiler.