Welcome to the exciting world of exotic fruit growing!
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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 spring flowers are starting to show themselves - perhaps it means that the cold is finally over. Our jacaranda tree is blooming. It share space with a lovely Palm Beach Purple bouganvillea and a Senna surantensis (Cassis or Scrambled Egg tree) and I love seeing all those brilliant colors together,
We're excited to have our first bloom on our Lignum vitae - those blue violet flowers are are a minority compared to the red, yellow and white flowers generally seen in the plant world.
This past winter was not to the liking of the Breadfruit trees. Their size kept them from spending the colder days in our living room but now they are starting to pop out all over with new leaf buds. Who knows - perhaps this will be the year we get some breadfruit.
Don't miss the Valley's first MIRACLE FRUIT PARTY on April 26. Stroll through the Nursery sampling a variety of food and drink to experience the effect this special little berry has on sour and acidic foods. Ticket purchased before April 21 are only $25 per person. Get your favortie foodie friends to join you for a most unusual culinary experience.
The mangos are coming along nicely now - so many of the trees have those little green fruits - put July 19th on your calender MANGO FIESTIVAL 2014 is on the schedule. Last year several of our most enthusiastic Mango Lovers said they would enjoying helping out at our next event. So, if you would like to help us, please send me a note so I can add your name to our roster.
Our new Farm Tour format has gotten good reviews. Please remember you must register at least 3 days in advance for our Farm Tours. Upcoming tours are listed on our calender.
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. Please remember that Texas has had citrus greening for nearly 2 years and this disesae is showing up in new places. The most effective approach to killing the spreaders of this disease is to work with all citrus growers on 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.
Keep Hot Wax on hand to make it easier to deal with those first appearances of pests like aphids, whiteflies and spider mites. This is a natural insect repellent that blends capsaicin with a highly refined paraffin wax and other "food-grade" ingredients. The result is a spray that coats plants with a harmless, micro-thin barrier to deter pests. Some insects are done in by capsaicin, others by the wax. And as a added benefit it also works as an "anti-transpirant," reducing water loss and resulting stress...a true benefit for new transplants.
And keep up with your preventive spraying with Neem Oil. Regular preventive spraying is imperative to protect your fruit trees (especially citrus) from the the serious insect pressures the Valley is under. Using 100 % pure Neem Oil means you are taking advantage of the nearly 200 compounds in this oil, not the single active ingredient that most "ready to use" products contain.
Bio-Wash is one of those products we just could not manage without. Being completely bio-degradable, non-toxic to humans, birds, horses, farm animals and aquatic life and carcinogen free, makes this an important tool for fruit, flower, vegetable and grain production. It will wash away the protective coatings of many insects, it increases the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) of plants resulting in enhanced growth, hardiness and yield, raised BRIX levels and accelerated photosynthesis. Like many members of the Rare Fruit Council, we will be forever in debt to Bob Murray of Tree House Nursery on Pine Island for introducing us to this product.
Once the weather begins to warmup a bit, don't forget about applying Beneficial Nematodes. These nematodes are especially effective in getting rid of Fire Ants as well as beet armyworms, black cutworms, cabbage maggots, cucumber beetles, fruit flies, fungus flies, leaf miners, onion maggots, plant parastic nematodes along with those pet-annoying pests - fleas.
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
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27510 Ted Hunt Rd. Bayview, Texas Ph. 956-233-4792
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