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Tropical Fruit Festival at Truman Little White House 2018-1

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved.

For the July's newsletter, we featured the Tropical Fruit Festival, which drew more than 1,000 attendees for its second year at The Truman Little White House in Key West. 

Residents and visitors were amazed by the 65 different varieties of mangoes that were on display. About 15 varieties were cut and available to taste and sample. In addition, lychee, wax jambu and avocado fruit were on display at the University of Florida, IFAS Monroe County Extension Service tasting and display. 

All the tropical fruit on display and available for tasting was picked locally at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Tropical Research and Education Center research grove in Homestead. Master Gardener volunteers Donna and Darrell Dye, Bill and Kathy Warner, along with local horticulturist Jeff Stotts, traveled to Homestead the day before the event and spent the day picking and labeling fruit. 

For more about the Tropical Fruit Festival and other events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the July 2018 newsletter.

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