Special Saturday Seminar: Rare Fruits For Southern Florida with Jorge J. Zaldivar
Jorge will be discussing Florida's tropical fruits and some rare treats with added historical tidbits. Jorge will also make connections to fruits & vegetables used by pioneer families as both food and agricultural crops in Miami's early days. Come learn about papaya, guava, mango, Key limes, coconuts, mamey, canistel, lychees, longans & more delicious rare fruits at this unique program. After the talk join Jorge for a hands on workshop and mango tasting.
Jorge is a Board Member of the Rare Fruit Council International, (RFCI), Miami & owns Guavonia Guava Grove in Homestead's bucolic Redland. He is a tropical fruit enthusiast & historian that focuses on Miami & Floridiana. He is currently writing a book dealing with botany & recipes featuring a local plantsman by the name of Alex D. Hawkes, this will be Hawkes' first researched biography offered in print.