Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fresh Batch of Local, Raw Honey Available



Local Raw Honey
for sale
Sarasota, Florida


Each jar of pure, raw, unfiltered 100% honey comes with a heart shaped piece of beeswax from our hives. 

Our most recent honey was pulled June 2014. We currently have quarts and pints available.



Our bees feed on a wide variety of flowers including bananas, passion flower, lychee, avocado, mango, pumpkin, Brazilian pepper, and many others. Our honey is always stored in glass.

Our 5 hives are managed with only non-chemical practices. We created a cement base to prevent hive beetle reproduction and have a water mote around the base to prevent fire ants. Our honey is 100% raw and is never heated or filtered ~ there will be a thin layer of beeswax and pollen. Consuming raw honey with pollen can help those who suffer from pollen related allergies. 


Raw Honey for Pickup
 




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mallika Mango




 The Mallika Mango is a wonderful choice for Florida backyard growers.

It is a semi-dwarf, Indian dessert variety that is a hybrid between Neelum and Dasheri. We planted this particular tree last year and it has been one of the best producers. Mallika is also disease resistant and considered one of the best tasting mangos.

 Mallika mangos are typically picked mature green.





It is very east to tell when they are ready - simply cup the mango with your hand and lift gently until the mango is lifted no more than 45 degrees. If it is ready, it will break from the stem (former panicle) into your hand. A clear sap will ooze from the attachment.





Now, it is time to place the green mango into a cardboard box or better yet, a paper bag inside a cardboard box. Ripening can take 10-21 days. Fruit can be refrigerated once ripe/yellow. The flesh is a beautiful deep orange - sweet, aromatic, and fiberless.


A Mallika Mango tree is a great mango for backyard growers, and is small enough to be kept potted for those without yard space.

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