Welcome to the exciting world of exotic fruit growing!
Rivers End Nursery and Farm has developed over the last 18 years from a vision of enjoying delicious tropical fruits from around the world and introducing these trees and fruits to interested folks in subtropical/tropical locations.
We also offer bamboo, flowering trees, palms, landscape specimens, natural plant and soil amendments to enhance your landscape.
What could make a better FAll - the prime planting time in South Texas? Summer has been long, hot and dry but we have had a wonderful week of rain.
Our ANNUAL FALL SALE is set for September 26 & 27 and October 3 & 4. This is absolutely the best time of the year to get your trees into the ground. For those of you on our newsletter mailing list (please don't forget to confirm your signup) look for that special savings just for you in your inbox.
Now is the time to take avantage of all that glorious moisture in the soils and get out your Beneficial Nematodes. Whether you are dealing with fire ants, fleas, fruit flies, grubs or a host of other pests, nematodes are a safe and effective alternative the chemicals. And once the nematodes are established they keep on working.
The last Lancetillas have been harvested, only the Neelums - our very lastest season mango remains to be harvested. Near all the mango trees have been pruned, (we will be demonstrating mango pruning at the Farm Tour Septmeber 20), and we doing our own fall planting.
Guava season is going strong, Sugar Apples harvest is very light this year. Jambolan and Bignay are in full swing now. The Pummelos are starting to ripen - we are picking Sarawaks now. Longans have been harvested finally, but only the Bien Kiew had any sizable fruits.
And we remind all of our friends that these days everyone has to be a responsible citrus owner. You can find forms and more information about the deadly disease at the following website: Texas Citrus Greening. As this disease has shown up in more backyards, the Department of Agriculture has issued new regulations on the sale of Citrus trees. Some of you probably knew that selling citrus tree had been suspended in April. Because of the tremendous costs of complying with the new regulations nurseries in Cameron and Hildago counties are no longer carrying citrus. Please remember that Texas has had citrus greening for over 2 years and this disesae is showing up in new places. The most effective approach is killing the spreaders of this disease by ALL citrus growers participating in an Area Wide Management strategy.
For our Upper Valley neighbors - the QUINTA MAZATLAN carries our jellies. In Brownsville, the HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM is the exclusive retailer of our Convent Grape Butter along with our other jellies. Our jellies are also available at the EDINBURG WORLD BIRDING CENTER.
For our friends in the Corpus area you can find our jellies at THE BLEU FROG MERCANTILE. and in the Houston area we are at the EURO BAKERY and CAFE in Spring.
Because Tropical and Subtropical Fruit trees require conditions that are sometimes not typical in our region or yours, we cannot be responsible for our plants once they leave the nursery.
*Currently we do not ship plants or fruit to California.
*Items over 3 gallons are sold for pick-up only. They will not be shipped.
We are open every Friday & Saturday hours (10 AM to 5 PM). Appointments can be arranged for other times for purchasing both plants and fruit.
Our produce is available at the Brownsville Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and the South Padre Island Farmers Market on Sundays with Frannie.
Monday thru Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM
If you reach our Voice Mail, please make sure you leave us your name and phone number.
27510 Ted Hunt Rd. Bayview, Texas Ph. 956-233-4792
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