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Mar 3, 2009 07:43 AM

Yuzu Tree in South Florida

Hey Everyone, I've been on a mission to find a Yuzu tree (preferably a dwarf) in the South Florida area, though I haven't had much luck at this point. Tried Home Depot, Loews, Florida Citrus Growers Association, Bloods, Nu-Turf and a bunch of online places that won't ship here due to agricultural restrictions. I'm desperate! I must have one!

Not sure where else to look at this point. Anyone have any leads or suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. If yuzu trees exist here, one place to find out would be at the annual Asian Festival at the Fruit and Spice Park in South Dade.

    20th Annual Asian Culture Festival
    March 7 & 8 from 10 am to 6 pm
    Admission: $7 (Children under 11 are free)
    In its 20th year, this annual festival features Asian crafts, art, and exotic music and dance, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Children can participate in the Asian passport activity, and receive a special gift upon completion. Sponsors: Thai-American Association and the Fruit & Spice Park.

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    1. re: taiga

      For anyone that's interested, I found a source. The Lowes in West Boca said they will have availability in Mid April.

      1. re: gquest78

        sorry not familiar with The Lowes in West Boca .. but whats the name of the nursery in Boca.i would love to get a Yuzu tree for my home

        1. re: quorumlab

          I think Lowes is on 441 (SR7) near SW 18th St which is called something different that far west.

    2. I have been looking for a kafir lime tree does any one know were one can be bought in florida

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      1. re: makymark02

        I'm planning to go to Asian Festival at Fruit and Spice Park. They have all sorts of tropical fruit plants. I would check out there, plus Asian street food doesn't hurt! (I'm also looking for a plant).

        1. re: makymark02

          Lowe's in West Boca had one last time I was there.

          1. re: makymark02

            They exist, because I have one given to me by a friend who got it from another Asian friend.

          2. Excalibur frare fruit trees in lake worth might have it. Best fruit trees in south florida.


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            1. re: Raboi

              wow i live a few blocks from there. I had seen thier signs on lantana but never went there. They dont list Kafir lime but i will try somthing else

              1. re: makymark02

                We bought a good sized Kafir lime tree from Excalibur about a year ago. You can also order very young trees from Briteleaf Citrus Nursery in Lake Panasoffkee, FL ( ) They ship throughout Florida.

            2. Lowe's in West Boca had a Kafir Lime tree last time I was there.

              1. gguest78 - The Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County will have their Tropical Fruit Tree sale this weekend (3/21-3/22) at the South Florida Fairgrounds with lotsof fruit trees plus many herb and spice plants. We're planning on going again this year.

                Even if no one has Yuzu trees for sale there, one of the members may know someone who grows them.