The Preston B. Bird & Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park
is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States. The unique 37-acre public facility is owned and operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. The Park showcases 150 varieties of mango, 75 varieties of bananas, 70 bamboo varieties, and numerous other exotic edibles. Visitors are invited to munch at our tasting counter inside our Park Store or enjoy lunch at the Mango Cafe.
Homestead, Florida 33031
9am to 5pm. Except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
$2.00 per child 6-11
Children under 6 are FREE
Picnic facilities are available
Miracle Fruit is a berry that, causes sour foods (such as lemons and limes) subsequently eaten to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin.
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The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name.