Skip the farmers market and grow your own.
I ran across this fabulous fruit tree at one of our Pensacola Rental Homes with over 100 ripe lemons! It got me thinking- why don't I have any fruit trees in my Pensacola yard? I've done some research I want to share with you as to which fruits grow best in Pensacola.
For little financial investment, you can purchase fruit bearing trees that could potentially yield thousands of fresh fruits for years to come. With a little love, you'll be eating fresh fruit from your yard within a few years.
What to Plant: Our subtropical climate provides for a natural environment for the growth of several fruits including:
|Fresh lemons growing in Pensacola, FL 32504|
- Muscadine Grapes
- Meyer Lemons
- Oranges & Satsumas
Decide what you want to grow in your yard and do a little research on species that thrive in our area. (Click on fruit above to access University of Florida's Growing Guide for that fruit)
Only certain species of some of the above fruits grow in FL, so make sure to find plants that match our zone hardiness level. Escambia & Santa Rosa County's fall into Zone 8B. You can find your Zone Hardiness Level at the USDA's website here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
|Tangerine Tree in East Hill- Pensacola, FL|
Of course, fruit bearing trees can add value to your home and can be a great selling point. Why wouldn't you grow your own?
Do you have fruits in your Escambia or Santa Rosa County yard? What type are you growing and what have you been most successful with?
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
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