|Welcome to Our New Website!
We’ve been working hard to bring you more information, and improve the ability to select and order our plants and products. The new website is a work in progress and quite different from the old format. We think we’ve made some great improvements in ways to quickly find what you are looking for. (Check out the “Search Plants” function on the left hand side bar for a quick and easy way to find a variety of fruit tree). It’s also chock full of pictures, so you’ll get a chance to see more of what we doing and what fruits look like. We hope you’ll like it and would love to hear what you think about it. If you have any problems, or just want to give us some feedback, please call 850-926-5644 or Contact Us. We’re always here to help. Thank you for your support, we’ve been at it for 36 years, and still going strong, thanks to you.
Have Your Plants Shipped to You
We are unique as far as mail-order nurseries go. The plants we ship are full size container grown fruit trees. Most trees sent average 4-5 foot tall and are grown in 3 to 5 gallon containers. We take pride in sending you a larger tree, that will give you less trouble and fruit sooner.These are the same trees you would find if you bought at a retail garden center. You can place your order anytime of the year and be assured it will be nurtured and held for you until the weather cools and the plant can safely be sent to you. Our actual shipping dates are between October and late February.
Visit us directly if you can.
|Note: For local customers (and anyone willing to make the trip & save money!) please check the “Pick Up at Nursery Price List” for local specials, and discounts. We think you’ll enjoy the trip… and, you’ll save the shipping costs!
If you can make the trip, we encourage you to visit us to make your selections. We love to have visitors browse our large, interesting gardens and greenhouses. You’ll get to pick your own trees, and we’ll teach you to prune them in person. We also host some great workshops packed with lots of interesting information. As a local customer, you’ll save the shipping and handling charges, and usually find pricing to be significantly lower. Besides, we’d like to meet our customers and help directly with plant selection.
One of the great pleasures of visiting the nursery is the tasting table. This is a buffet table set up of fresh picked fruit from our orchards and gardens. Fall and winter are all about persimmons, pineapple guava and ripe citrus. Spring brings mulberries and loquats and summer is plums, peaches and pears. A visit to the tasting table is a great way to find out what will grow here and taste a fruit before you buy it. Visit often and you’ll get an idea what the fruit season looks like in the North Florida area.
Traveling or with a group?
If you are traveling a long ways, or are with a tour group, garden club or other organization, be sure to call ahead. 1-850-926-5644 We’d love to help make your experience a great one. If your interest lies in how your fruit tree was created, be sure to take a guided tour of our growing field.
The local nursery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:05-5:08. We’re always closed between Christmas and New Year’s and on Thanksgiving Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July and a few weeks in July or August for vacation. Please call ahead or check the website in the months of July and August for posting of vacation weeks.
Some Other Great Places to Visit Nearby
Wakulla Springs State Park: World’s deepest fresh-water springs. See Old Florida as it was meant to be seen. Elegant, restored lodge, beautiful river cruises and of course, the world-famous glass bottom boats. Great place for birding and observing wildlife. Awesome!
Apalachicola: Old historical seaport town located 90 miles southwest of Tallahassee. Beautifully restored historical homes and churches, great shopping and a wonderful small-town atmosphere.
St. George Island: Consistently voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. A great place to get away from it all. 9 miles of unspoiled state park beaches, lots of rentals, restaurants and local color.
George Griffin’s Pottery: Located in beautiful Sopchoppy. Awesome, original, ceramic creations sure to delight you!
Gulf Specimen Lab: Enter the world of marine life in Panacea, FL. Tanks of native underwater species that you can touch! Great place for you and your kids to learn about the local ecosystem.
St. Joseph State Park: Another top ten beach in the U.S. Sugary, white sandy beaches and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Can’t beat it for beautiful beaches.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: If you like to look at awesome birds, this is the place, with a 68,000 acre migratory stopover for just about any bird you can imagine. Plus a great old lighthouse built in 1831. Be prepared to see alligators, bobcats, eagles, red cockaded woodpeckers, woodstorks and many more cool species, all in their native habitat. Bring your binoculars!
Apalachicola National Forest The largest National Forest (571,088 acres) in Florida! Besides pine trees there are also pitcher plant bogs, savannahs and many beautiful wildflower areas. Enjoy the many hiking trails (including the Florida National Scenic Trail), recreational areas and beautiful secluded forest areas.
How to get here…
Located in the sunny Panhandle of North Florida near the sweet warm shores of the Gulf of Mexico, this area offers much for the traveling gardener. We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). Our GPS coordinates are: North 30 Degrees, 7.279 Minutes and West 84 Degrees, 22.121 Minutes.