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Yuzu Tree in South Florida

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gquest78 Mar 3, 2009 07:43 AM

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. taiga RE: gquest78 Mar 3, 2009 08:54 AM

    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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      gquest78 RE: taiga Mar 5, 2009 07:00 AM

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

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        quorumlab RE: gquest78 Oct 28, 2010 04:50 PM

        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

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          smartie RE: quorumlab Oct 28, 2010 07:13 PM

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

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      makymark02 RE: gquest78 Mar 5, 2009 07:06 AM

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

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        Rimtalay RE: makymark02 Mar 5, 2009 08:01 PM

        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).

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          gquest78 RE: makymark02 Mar 16, 2009 12:25 PM

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

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            taiga RE: makymark02 Oct 30, 2010 01:31 PM

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

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            Raboi RE: gquest78 Mar 7, 2009 01:53 PM

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

            http://www.excaliburfruittrees.com/

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              makymark02 RE: Raboi Mar 10, 2009 12:38 PM

              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

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                RickL RE: makymark02 Mar 11, 2009 06:38 AM

                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 (http://www.briteleaf.com/ ) They ship throughout Florida.

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              gquest78 RE: gquest78 Mar 16, 2009 12:28 PM

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

              1. RickL RE: gquest78 Mar 17, 2009 02:28 PM

                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.

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