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Mango Sale Saturday 6/18/2022

Greetings Everyone,

Thank you all for your continued support.

We will be open this Saturday 6/18/2022

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Florigon, Nam Doc Mai, Miracle, Valencia Pride, Philippine maybe some others.
Mangoes are $5/pound

We only accept cash.

A few very important notes;
We are not a “You-Pick” operation. We will pick the fruit and have it available for you.

Please do not wander into the orchard. You will be asked to leave the property if you do.

Please do not pick up anything that you think may be some kind of fruit.

Please do not bring your animals to the farm. They will not be allowed on the property.

Please be courteous to the others around you.

We are unable to hold fruit for you at this time.

Thank you

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Open for mangoes Wednesday 6/8/2022

Greetings Everyone,

Wednesday, 6/8/2022
From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Florigon,Nam Doc Mai, Miracle, maybe some others.
Mangoes are $5/pound
We only accept cash.

We are sold out of Sweetheart lychees for the season. We will have very limited quantities of Mauritius and Brewster in 1 -2 weeks.

A few very important notes;
We are not a “You-Pick” operation. We will pick the fruit and have it available for you.

Please do not wander into the orchard. You will be asked to leave the property if you do.

Please do not pick up anything that you think may be some kind of fruit. The only fruit available will be lychee and mangoes.

Please do not bring your animals to the farm. They will not be allowed on the property.

Please be courteous to the others around you.

We are unable to hold fruit for you at this time.

Thank you

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Mangoes for sale Wednesday

Greetings Everyone,

Sorry for the late e-mail.

We will have a few mangoes tomorrow, Wednesday, 6/1/2022

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Florigon, Glenn, Miracle, maybe some others.

Mangoes are $5/pound

We only accept cash.

A few very important notes;
We are not a “You-Pick” operation. We will pick the fruit and have it available for you.

Please do not wander into the orchard. You will be asked to leave the property if you do.

Please do not pick up anything that you think may be some kind of fruit. The only fruit available will be lychee and mangoes.

Please do not bring your animals to the farm. They will not be allowed on the property.

Please be courteous to the others around you.

We are unable to hold fruit for you at this time.

Thank you

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Open this Saturday!

Greetings Everyone,

I hope this note finds you well, safe, and happy.

We plan to start selling lychees and some mangoes this Saturday 5/28 at 10:00 a.m.

With respect to tropical fruit, this is an unusual year. In short, the mangoes bloomed, the flowers opened, we got a cold spell and it killed off most of the flowers. Then we had about 3-4 storms that blew off tons of fruit that did start to develop and hence, not much fruit. Three months later, the mango trees bloomed again, and when the flowers opened, we had a cold spell and it killed the flowers again and hence, no fruit. Somehow the lychees flowered and were not affected by the weather, so we have some.

Overall, there is not much fruit here on Merritt Island. I spoke to the other people that usually sell mangoes and they are not even going to open this year. Yes, you read that correctly.

So, on Saturday we will be selling Sweetheart lychees and maybe some Mauritius lychees.
Brewster, Hak Ip, and Emperor are about three weeks away, but they too are in limited supply.

LYCHEE SALES
To be efficient, the lychees will be sold in two-pound bags. The price is $20.00. We will only sell two-pound bags. So, you can get two pounds, or four pounds, or six pounds, etc. The idea is to make the transaction as trouble free as possible. The lychees will be picked that morning. You cannot get any fresher than that unless you have your own tree.

MANGOES
Mangoes will be $5.00 per pound.
As I mentioned before, this is an unusual year for tropical fruit. There will be some mangoes available. We have never sold mangoes and lychees at the same time. Usually, its lychees in June and mangoes in July, but this is not a typical year. Some of the mangoes that will be available are, Nam Doc Mai, Florigon, Van Dyke, Choc Anon, and maybe some others.

Also, with respect to mangoes, after discussions with some mango experts, it is suggested that it is better to pick the mangoes a little bit on the green side and let them ripen at home as opposed to letting them ripen on the tree. Ripening them on the tree increases the risk of getting “jelly stone” fruit. So, we will be picking a little bit earlier than we have in the past.

OPERATING PROCEDURE

We only accept cash.

For those of you that come every year, it’s pretty much the same as the last few years. Stand in line, and we will call you up to the table when it’s your turn, tell us what you want, get your fruit, pay us and move on.

A few very important notes;

  • We are not a “You-Pick” operation. We will pick the fruit and have it available for you.
  • Please do not wander into the orchard. You will be asked to leave the property if you do.
  • Please do not pick up anything that you think may be some kind of fruit. The only fruit available will be lychee and mangoes.
  • Please do not bring your animals to the farm. They will not be allowed on the property.
  • Please be courteous to the others around you.
  • We are unable to hold fruit for you at this time.

On Saturday, as we will be in the orchard picking fruit in the morning, I will be unable to take your phone calls. I may be able to respond to a simple text, but don’t count on it until later in the morning.

Finally, if you are planning to travel a long distance to come visit us, we appreciate it, but I would recommend having a back up plan for the day in case the fruit sells out before you make it here. Maybe visit the beach, or the zoo.

Thank you

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Lychee and Mango update 5/7/2022

Greeting Everyone,

I hope this note finds you well.

I’m starting to get a lot of calls so I figure I need to send out an update.

There is no other way to put it, mango season is going to be terrible this year.
I have spoken to other growers along the Trail and they say the same thing. Not many mangoes.

Cold at the wrong time, too many wind/rain storms have killed and blown off most of the flowers and therefore, no fruit.

Still trying to figure out the crop yield and what we’re going to do.

Lychee Update
We will have lychees this year. Usually around June.
I will send out an e-mail when they will be available.
Again, expect to pay more than you did last year.

Thank all of you for your continued support.

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Mango Sale July 17th -18th 2021

Greeting Everyone,
Once again, thank you for your continued support.

We will have mangoes available, Saturday July 17th starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
And on Sunday starting at 10:00 am

New T-shirts! Available at the farm $20

We’re on the downside of the season, meaning we are approaching the end of the season.

This is the weekend for Malika and Valencia Pride.

Also available available

  • Cotton Candy (few)
  • Golden Nugget
  • Graham
  • Irwin (few)
  • Little Gem
  • Orange Essence (few)
  • Philippine
  • Van Dyke (few)
  • Nam Doc Mai (few)

and possibly a few others.

We may also have some Wax Jambu available $3.00 per pound

Kent mangoes are not ready yet.

If we have any coconuts;
Coconut $3.00
Coconut opened and split in half $5.00

A few reminders;

If you are using a GPS for directions, use 6845 South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Google has problems with 60 Hilliard Lane.

  • Please respect your fellow shoppers and their personal space.
  • There are no restrooms or toilets at the farm.
  • Please do not stand in the middle of the road. The road is active and used by the neighbors.
  • Please drive past the bamboo hedge before you park. We will have some parking help.
  • Please do not bring pets to the farm as they are not allowed on the property.

The price will be $4.00 per pound.
We accept cash as the only form of payment.

We will have the mangoes already picked and on display for you to choose from.

We are not a “You- Pick” farm.
Lychee is sold out for the season.
Longan is still developing weeks away.

We are unable to hold anything.
Currently we do not ship.

Regards,
Nick

P.S. The farm is under video surveillance. Unfortunately, a few visitors have decided to help themselves to the fruit by entering the orchard when it is closed. We know EXACTLY who they are, and they are being prosecuted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s office.

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2021 Lychee, Mango, Longan, Wax Jambu Update

Greetings All,

I hope this note finds you and your family well.

Here’s the 2021 update;

Executive Summary:
Lychees look good, Longans look good, Mangoes not so good, Wax Jambu starting to flower.
Payment is CASH only.
There will not be an opportunity to pick your own fruit this year.
Social distancing in effect. We highly recommend you wear a mask.

Lychee
This year we will have Mauritius, Sweetheart, and few Brewster few emperor, and very few Hak Ip lychee for sale this year.

We are estimating to start sales on June 5th. Stay tuned, as this could change.

We will pick the fruit that morning and start sales at 10:00 am We will be selling the fruit in 3 pound bags (not one pound, and not two pound.)

A three pound bag of Mauritius, Brewster, Emperor will be $25.00
A three pound bag of Sweetheart and Hak Ip will be $30.00

Mango
Mangoes are light this year. Almost no Alphonso, and limited amount of Carrie.
We are estimating 2-3 weeks for mangoes to be ready. We’ll keep you posted.
Price will be in the $3 to $4 per pound price.

Longan
Looks like we’ll have a good crop this year. Variety is Kohala.

Wax Janbu
Starting to flower

Operating Procedure:
Come to farm, stand in line, 6 feet apart. We will call you up to the table when it is your turn.
You can buy bags in denominations of 3 pounds. We accept cash only and service will be on a “first come, first serve” basis.

We ask for your patience as the line will be long, and labor short. If you are in a hurry, you may want to reconsider your options for purchasing lychees.

As always, enter the property at your own risk.

Thank you,
Okie

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2021 Information

The 2021 fruit season should begin around June. We expect to have lychees, followed by mangoes and longans in July.

Currently

(March, April & May) we do not have any fruit and we are not open. If there are any changes to this schedule, we will send out and email to out those who have joined our newsletter list. You can join HERE

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Last day of the season

Greetings Everyone,

I want to let everyone know that this Saturday 8/15/2020 will be our last day of the season.
We will have Kent, Keitt, and Galaxy mangoes.

We are unable to take pre-payment or hold any mangoes. If we are able to open during this week, it will be posted on Instagram.

Regards,
Nick

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Open 7/11/20

We plan to open tomorrow, Saturday 7/11/20 at 10:00 am for mangoes.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
There will be no orchard tours or fruit picking. Unfortunately this is not a good time to plan a family outing to visit the orchard as we cannot have a crowd of people at the stand.

We ask for your patience and understanding.

We may have some of the following mangoes available.
Quantities are limited. $4.00/ pound

Carrie (maybe last weekend)
Cogshall
Nam Doc Mai
Few Valencia Pride (majority not ripe yet) will have more later.
Haden
Irwin
Van Dyke
Choc Anon “Miracle Mango”
Malika
Galaxy
Glenn

Regards,
Nick