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Fruit Zones

Florida Fruits and Vegetables in the Commercial Menu


Zone III—North Florida and Gulf Coast. This zone extends as far South as St. Augustine, Palatka, and Gainesville.

Mulberry, pears, persimmons, plums, peaches, satsuma, orange, loquats, limequats, kumquats, calamondin, figs, quince, huckleberry, pomegranate, bunch grapes, muscadine, blackberries, dewberries, strawberries, blueberries, melons, haws.

Zone IV—Central Florida. This zone lies below Zone II and reaches, roughly speaking, from Vero southwest to Moore Haven, north to Davenport and Lakeland, and southwest to Bradenton. Some locations south of this are also included.

Avocado, mulberry, citrus, pears, peaches, persimmons, loquats, guavas, Surinam cherry, fig, pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, bunch grapes, muscadines, strawberries.

Zone V—South Florida.

Avocado, mulberry, mango, grapefruit, citrus, loquat, sapodillas, tamarind, rose apple, Surinam cherry, guava, papaya, granadilla, carissa, pineapple.

Note: The above information as to fruit zones is according to Hume in "Gardening in the Lower South."

Excerpt from Stennis, M.A., "II—Fruit Zones in Florida" Florida Fruits and Vegetables in the Commercial Menu, State of Florida Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee, September, 1931, pg. 73.

Keywords: agriculture, fruit region, fruit regions, gardening, plantation, plantations


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