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.
The 7th Annual MANGO FIESTIVAL is over and it certainly was the biggest and best yet. The students from the TSTC Culinary Program were outstanding competitors in our "Its All About the Mango Food Contest" taking Top Mango Chef honors with their Mango and Cream Angel Food Roll. Our next newsletter will feature this winning recipe.
And we got the ballots counted - the results are finalized and all 3 of the top picks have been in the winners circle before. Running a tie right up to the end, Mallika won by less than 10 votes followed by Bailey's Marvel. Spirit of '76 was our third place finisher. Of course everyone who went through the tasting line was a winner sampling some 13 different varieties in the competition along with a few selections that were in limited supply.
And our thanks to all the wonderful chefs and mango experts who shared their time and expertice with all of the mango lovers. Chefs Cavazos and Stair of the RGV Chapter of the Texas Chef Association showcasing Tuna in Mango Aqua Chile and Mango Lime Basil Aqua Fresca, Chef Sahadi demonstrating the Mango Jicama Slaw for fish and Chef Blackburn of TasteTexas with Shaved Mango & Coconut Milk Bread Pudding - you all made us hungry for more. John Goolsby from USDA for the most current information on Pest and Disease Management in Mangos growing in South Texas and of course Ed (my sweetie) on growing and caring for mango trees.
Make sure you have signed up (and confirmed) for our newsletter mailing list. We will be saluting the end of summer with another ICE CREAM SOCIAL in September. And we always have something special for our Preferred Customers when we send out the announcement of our Annual Fall Sale.
And a reminder about your citrus trees —regular spraying for the Asian Citrus Pysllid in absolutely mandatory—please make sure you do so at once. It is the responsibility of every person who has a citrus tree on their property—both homeowners and commercial growers to do their part to try to protect our beautiful, fragrant and delicious fruit bear citrus of all varieties from the deadly and incurable Citrus Greening Disease.
Beneficial Nematodes are one of the best ways to combact grubs and fleas. We will have them available in Spetember and October. Call us if you would like to reserve some for your yard. Your dogs will love you for it. Neem Oil should be a regular part of your plant maintainance. It is a excellent and safe choice for protecting your citrus trees from the insect that carries Citrus Greening disease. It is a great way to keep chewing insects at bay and it has excellent anti-microbial properties. And we do have a limited number of Neem trees available now.
For our Upper Valley neighbors - our jellies are available at the EDINBURG WORLD BIRDING CENTER and McAllen's QUINTA MAZATLAN, in Brownsville they are at the HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM , and for our friends in the Corpus area you can find our jellies at THE BLEU FROG MERCANTILE.
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.
The Nursery is closed during the month of January. We will reopen on Friday, February6 and resume our normal operating hours.
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 at Linear Park on Saturday and the South Padre Island Farmers Market on Sundays with Frannie. In McAllen it is available at the Market at Fireman's Park with Barbara on Saturday mornings.
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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