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Avocado cultivation in Florida has a history dating back many decades. It is one of the most important economic tree crops in Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Generally, homeowners grow one or two fruit trees, depending upon the size of their residential lots. Although avocado trees do not require much maintenance, there are a few cultivation practices to follow in order to reap the best production experience.


The fruits from Feijoa sellowiana Berg (feijoa) are also known as pineapple guava or guavasteen.

Sugar Apples

Annona squamosa custard apple, sugar apple, sweetsop, sweet sop



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