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The sale will feature some of the world’s most exotic edible fruit trees, including dragon fruit, jackfruit, lychee, sugar apple and more.
That orange or mango tree in your backyard is lonely.
Find an exotic companion for it Saturday at the Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale in West Palm Beach.
The biannual sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds, features some of the world's most exotic edible fruit trees, including jackfruit, lychee, sugar apple, figs, guava, grumichama, dragon fruit, black sapote and more.
The sale is sponsored by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, established in 1970.
"These are subtropical and tropical fruit trees that thrive in our lush South Florida environment," said Susan Lerner, plant sale chairwoman and immediate past-president of the group.
The sale features thousands of fruit-bearing trees, including at least 50 varieties of mango trees.
"There also are delicious peach and nectarine trees that have been developed for our region. We'll have those for sale, too," Lerner said.
And there will be samples of exotic fruits to try and buy.
"The best time to plant a tropical fruit tree is five years ago," said Lerner, referring to trees having to mature before they bear fruit. "Plant a tropical fruit tree today."
The Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (Agriplex Building at Gate 5). Info: 561-478-7444, PBRareFruitCouncil.org.