Here is an approximate timeline for the availability of our fresh fruits;
Lychee: June – July
Mango: July – September
Wax Jambu, Thai Guava: April – August
Are restrooms available at the orchard ?
No Restrooms are available to the public. You may refer to this map to see restrooms that are available to you on your way here.
When are your open?
We only open when we have fruit to sell. When we do open, it is typically between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you are coming from a long distance, it is always best to call first. **Note: Afternoons in Florida can be hazardous, with respect to the weather. It is not unusual between the hours of 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to have violent thunderstorms. As such, we will close during these storms.
Can I bring my pets?
No animals allowed. All animals must stay in your car.
How do I pay?
We only accept cash as a form of payment. This makes things really simple for both of us. All sales are final. Pick only what you intend on paying for. You will be charged for all fruit picked.
Can I bring lunch?
No eating in the orchard. Please don’t bring any food into the orchard and please don’t eat our fruit while in the orchard.
Can I bring my backpack?
Backpacks or large bags/ large purses are NOT allowed out in the orchard. Please do not bring any valuables or purses out to the orchard. Nick’s Island Tropical Fruit reserves the right to inspect returning wagons, strollers and any other item.
Can I smoke?
We are a non-smoking establishment.
Can I pick my own fruit?
You cannot pick without the consent of an orchard employee. If we are able to offer you the opportunity to enter the property, you are going out to a working farm and out into a real fruit orchard. There are things you should keep an eye out for. Most of the things are the same sort of hazards you’d find in your own backyard. In a grove, you can encounter many different things- bees, fire ants and other bugs, snakes or a wild animal, sand spurs or an animal hole in the ground. Just watch where you’re going and be careful. For their safety, parents keep children at your side at all times and listen to our staff. We love to see small kids, however we are not a playground. Please make sure your kids behave so everyone can enjoy.
Our staff knows their way around and will bring you out to our orchard and show you where to pick. Please stay in the picking area that our staff puts you in. There may be employees working in other areas of the orchard with machinery and they’re NOT looking for you and we don’t want you to get hurt, being where you don’t belong. We’ve recently installed video surveillance since there have been incidences of people walking around the orchard taking fruit while we are closed.