Here are some links to my favorite places to visit on the web...and in person! Many of these sites have been my source for rare tropical fruit trees in the past and have become some of our favorite places to visit. I have also become very close with most of these individuals and I am richer for it. Please check them out.
www.mangosteen.com, www.panoramicfruit.com, & www.rambutan.com These are Ian Crown's websites. Ian is our mangosteen expert and tropical fruit go-to guy. His farm in Puerto Rico is our highlight each year. Ian and his farm will be a favorite topic throughout many of the blogs and lots of pictures on the gallery page. Not much more I can say here...you will hear plenty about him in the blogs!
www.tropicalfruitforum.com This is the best tropical fruit forum found anywhere on the web...which you can also link to from any of my pages. It was created by my good buds Sheehan Gobin and Patrick Brooks. Lots of great people contribute on a daily basis. Certainly a one-stop site for any tropical fruit related fix you need. The main site has much more to offer than just a forum too...a tropical fruit online library, wikifruit, recipies, and an area where you can buy, sell, and trade...listing member nurseries and websites.
www.lotusfruittrees.com Patrick has a great selection of tropical fruit trees and is a retailer for Zill's High Performance Plants. His services include delivery, installation, planning, and maintenance. Visiting PJ is always one of our favorite stops when in Florida.
www.flyingfoxfruits.com Adam is probably the main authority on jaboticabas and relatives. He has an incredible selection of jabs, anonnas, garcinias, and more. He usually has all kinds of seeds available and ships all over the world. Definitely check out his site and find him on facebook. Always something new going on.
www.yearofthedurian.com Lindsay Gasik's durian blog site. If there is anything you wish to know about durian, this is the site to visit. Lindsay and her husband Rob travel all over the world in search of durian. They stay in exotic locations for months on end hunting and eating durian and other tropical fruit. Lindsay is also a writer for some travel magazines and has an e-book on durian in Thailand coming out soon. She also takes some awesome pics!
www.PuertoRicoDayTrips.com Gwenn and Ray are a part of our PR gang and this is Gwen's Puerto Rico travel blog. If you are planning a trip to PR, you must check out her site! www.CoquisHideaway.com Needing a place to stay in PR? Gwen and Ray have a very neat place for you.
http://www.jardineneida.com/ Jardines Eneida, located in Cabo Rojo in western Puerto Rico. This is our go-to nursery when we visit PR. They have an extensive range of fruit and cultivars located in the nursery and on the family grounds.
www.viveroanones.com Sherry Ballester in PR collects rare ornamentals as well as fruit seeds and sends them out around the world. Her farm contains many treasures for the eyes as well as the stomach!
www.montosogardens.com Bryan Brunner in PR also has a nursery and farm sporting some of the best rare fruits that can be found. He is also the author of several books and articles covering tropical fruits.
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