Please note that the Nursery will be closed on July 15 & 16 for our Mango Fiestival 2016.
Welcome to the exciting world of exotic fruit growing!
Rivers End Nursery and Farm has developed over the last 18 years from a vision of enjoying delicious tropical fruits from around the world and introducing these trees and fruits to interested folks in subtropical/tropical locations.
We also offer bamboo, flowering trees, palms, landscape specimens, natural plant and soil amendments to enhance your landscape.
Wow has it been awhile since we were last able to update what’s happening here. (Make sure you have liked us on Face Book to catch some of our on the fly new.)
Our Annual Fall Plant Sale is coming up September 30th through October 8th. This is certainly the best time of the year to be getting new trees into the ground. They have a chance to establish themselves before winter begins and then they are able to hit spring running—or growing as the case may be. We use this sale to create space for some of Ed’s winter projects. And this year I have stomped my feet over some of these very large palms we have been caring for so long., it is time they found new homes so if you are looking for a large specimen palm make sure you show up with a truck. All plants purchased during this sale must leave with you.
You may have noticed some of the changing signage by the office door. Each month we are posting things you need to do with your fruit trees for the month. If you do not have a “monoculture” orchard and your fruit trees are already established, then you are like us - trying to remember which trees need what when. Things like—no nitrogen on Mangos and Longans after August and March is the only time to put it on the Sugar Apples. And then there are all those other elements to remember along with what pests and diseases to be on the lookout for. So we are sharing our information with you at the Nursery along with suggestions on the types of products you might find helpful. Be sure to check out our information for a 3 month cycle. (Sorry—this is a self-directed project so no phone calls please.)
The guys from Iron Bee Apiary have made Ed a bee lover again. Checking our hives regularly and re-queening often has helped keep the hives productive and gentle. Do try some of our Tropical Blossom Honey on your next visit. We have harvested honey 3 times since June and each harvest has it’s own unique flavor.
If you missed the announcement on the winners, this turned out to be the year of the Florida mangos. The Mango Fiestival Tasting Table Winners for 2016 were all Florida selections.
First Place was Lemon Zest (like orange sherbet on a stick), one of the newer selections from Florida. Irwin, another Florida selection (sweet, soft and aromatic) took 2nd Place. And Bailey’s Marvel (firm, sweet but tangy) came in 3rd. Have you started planning your mango orchard yet?
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Because Tropical and Subtropical Fruit trees require conditions that are sometimes not typical in our region or yours, we cannot be responsible for our plants once they leave the nursery.
*Currently we do not ship plants or fruit to California.
*Items over 3 gallons are sold for pick-up only. They will not be shipped.
The Nursery is closed during the month of January. Friday, February 12 marks the opening of our season for 2016.
We are open every Friday & Saturday hours (10 AM to 5 PM). Appointments can be arranged for other times for purchasing both plants and fruit.
Our produce is available at the Brownsville Farmers Market at Linear Park on Saturday and the South Padre Island Farmers Market on Sundays with Frannie. In McAllen it is available at the Market at Fireman's Park with Seth of Oleander Nursery on Saturday mornings.
Monday thru Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM
If you reach our Voice Mail, please make sure you leave us your name and phone number.
27510 Ted Hunt Rd. Bayview, Texas Ph. 956-233-4792
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