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.
YES IT IS SUMMER and those fruits that love the heat are thriving in all this sunshine. Mangos, Longans, Sugar Apples and Dragon Fruit will be making that orchard a delicious experience in the weeks ahead.
The rains of the spring certainly brought out the biggest June (or May) bug (beetle) swarms we've seen in awhile. Thank goodness they are finally gone as they have done a lot of chewing on leaves and flower buds on a nmber of fruit trees, especially the Black Sapote.
The 7th Annual MANGO FIESTIVAL is scheduled for July 25 and if you are interested in being one of our "Couldn't Make it Happen Without You" Volunteers and score one of those much coveted orange Mango Fiestival shirts, please give us a call or drop us note (See contact Us - Contact Form)
A few lucky ones who were at this nursery recently - they got to enjoy a taste of the Coconut Cream Mango. This is a newly released, patented mango vairiety developed by one of the premier mango families in the US. Involving a cross between the Gary & Edward varieties, this one is destine to be #1 on everyone's Mango Top 10 List.
As the mangos of this year's event focuses on many of the late season varieties, be sure to asked about what variety of mango we have so you can start this year's tasting a bit earlier. We do have tickets available at the Nursery - and there is a savings by purchasing before July 12. Tickets can be purchased through the Online Store under "Tickets".
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.
The insects are out in full force with all the new luscious spring growth. Beneficial Nematodes are one of the best ways to combact grubs - yes even those really big ones that turn into the Ox Beetles as well as fleas. Take advantage of the moisture in our soils to get your nematode populations established. We will have Nematodes available the first 2 weeks of each month through 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, 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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