Fruit & Spice Park
The 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 County Park and Recreation Department. Located in South Florida.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.
The tropical fruit & vegetable society of the redlandTo increase public interest and disseminate information in the cultivation, propagation and uses of tropical fruits and vegetables in South Florida and to provide support to the Fruit and Spice Park through fundraising activities, volunteer efforts and participation in Park programs and projects.
The Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society of the Redland will be a strong voice for increasing public interest and disseminating information for cultivation, propagation and uses of tropical fruits and vegetables in South Florida and to providing fundraising and volunteer support to preserving the one-of-kind Fruit and Spice Park through fundraising activities, volunteer efforts and participation in Park programs and projects.
Did you know?
That the Miracle Fruit is an exotic berry that when eaten it increases the perceived sweetness of foods. So if you eat a miracle fruit and bite into a lime wedge, it will taste sweet! Anything sour will taste sweet for up to two hours.
Banana salsa & Chips
2 cups Banana, sliced • ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper, diced • ¼ cup Yellow Bell Pepper, diced • 2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and diced • 1 Lime • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar • Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients: adjust seasoning to taste. Prepare a least one hour in advance and keep chilled. Use less jalapeno pepper if it is too hot! Serve with tortilla chips.
Currently in Season are the the following fruits and vegetables:
- Black Sapotes