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GOVARDHAN GARDENS
TROPICAL FRUIT TREE NURSERY

My tropical rare fruit tree nursery, central to Govardhan Gardens, is aiming at providing you the widest possible selection of fruit trees that grow in the Tropics.

It carries the most diversified selection in the Caribbean, including many exotic and rare specimens. You can choose from over 200 tropical fruit and nut species; customized, large orders require several months of preparation.

All trees are eco-organically grown, mostly in bioactive compost and healthy soils. The prices listed below refer to the smallest sizes (1-2 years old); medium-sized trees are between 2 and 4 years old; large trees are usually between 5 and 8 years old.

Most available rare fruit species are not listed on the web site because only small amounts are available for a short period of time.

As of recently, I am mostly designing and planting out entire fruit orchards in Puerto Rico, and my time for retail sales at my nursery is limited. If you want to visit the nursery, please give me sufficient notice for an appointment.

I am happy to share all the fruit pictures in higher resolutions as long as there is an acknowledgment and they are not used for commercial purpose.

NEWS 2015: A unique opportunity for serious rare fruit & nut, as well as bamboo collectors to support Govardhan Gardens by acquiring very rare species or trading collection species: Rare Fruit Tree Listing .

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NISPERO

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Nispero, Chikoo, Sapodilla, Manilkara zapota, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Nispero, Sapodilla, Chikoo
Botanical Name: Manilkara zapota
Max Size: 50 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-6 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Fruit has a very wide appeal; eaten fresh or used in desserts. Dry heat lover.
NONI

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Noni, Morinda citrifolia, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Noni
Botanical Name: Morinda citrifolia
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 1-2 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Highly valued exo
tic Polynesian medicinal fruit; boosts immune system.

 

NUTMEG

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Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Nutmeg
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-10 Years
Availability: Limited Stock, available after October 2011
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
This tree is the source of nutmeg (seed) and mace (aril). Very slow growing tree that grows and produces best in humid, tropical lowlands. Nutmeg is used as a brain tonic, to relieve pain, for indigestion, to increase blood circulation, as a heart and liver tonic, and to dissolve kidney stones. Dioecious.

OKARI NUT

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Okari Nut, Terminalia kaernbachii, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Okari Nut

Botanical Name: Terminalia kaernbachii
Max Size: 45 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size: $20

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Fruit Description
A relative of the tropical almond; about three to four times the size of the regular tropical almond (almendra) and superior flavor. Available grafted or grown from seed.
OLOSAPO

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Paradise Nut, Lecythis elliptica, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Olosapo
Botanical Name: Couepia polyandra
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $30.00

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Fruit Description
Tasty relative of the more common canistel; the cultivar grown at Govardhan Gardens has a natural rum flavor; excellent for ice creams and milk shakes.
PARADISE NUT

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Paradise Nut, Lecythis elliptica, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Paradise Nut
Botanical Name: Lecythis elliptica
Max Size: 40 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Tasty nut which comes in an attractive, usable capsule.
PASSION FRUIT

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Passion Fruit

Common Name: Passion Fruit
Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis
Max Size: vine
Time To Fruit: 6-18 months
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $5.00

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Fruit Description
Lowers blood pressure, ideal for refreshing drinks.
PEDALAI

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Pedalai, Artocarpus seriricarpus, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Pedalai

Botanical Name : Artocarpus seriricarpus

Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
A rare and delicious breadfruit relative from Borneo; both, the flesh and the seeds have an exquisite flavor.
PITAHAYA

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Common Name: Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Pitaya

Botanical Name: Hylocereus undatus

Max Size: -
Time To Fruit: 2-3 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Good cultivars have a very subtle and mild flavor, which makes this cactus fruit a delicious gourmet treat. The main variety currently available at my nursery is relatively large, pink type that has very high appeal and commercial potential.
PITANGATUBA

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Pitomba, Eugenia luschnathiana, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Pitangatuba
Botanical Name: Eugenia neonitida
Max Size: 8 FT
Time To Fruit: 2-4 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Tasty and aromatic yellow fruit that looks like a giant Surinam cherry
or small carambola.
PITOMBA

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Pitomba, Eugenia luschnathiana, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Pitomba
Botanical Name: Eugenia luschnathiana
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Small fruit with sweet to subacid pleasant taste.
POSH-TE

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Posh-te, Annona scleroderma, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Posh-te
Botanical Name: Annona scleroderma
Max Size: 40 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Popular in Guatemala; unique bitter-sweet flavor, fast grower. The first posh-te trees that fruited at my farm had an exceptional fruit quality, comparable to the best annonaceous fruits I've ever had.
PULASAN

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Pulasan, Nephelium mutabile, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Pulasan
Botanical Name: Nephelium mutabile
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
One of the most delicious and famous tropical fruits existing, sweet, juicy and very pleasantly aromatic. Grafted trees have to be pre-ordered.
QUENEPA, SPANISH LIME

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Quenepa, Spanish Lime, Melicoccus bijugatus, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Quenepa, Spanish Lime
Botanical Name: Melicoccus bijugatus
Max Size: 45 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-8 Years
Availability: Most of the time
Price - small size : $20.00

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Fruit Description
Pulp of locally very popular fruit; is juicy, aromatic, sweet with a pleasant acid flavor. Grafted trees of different varieties have to be pre-ordered.
RAMBAI

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Rambai, Baccaurea motleyana, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Rambai
Botanical Name: Baccaurea motleyana
Max Size: 35 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-7 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Sweet-sour tasty fruit that comes in small clusters; Rambai is eaten fresh, stewed or in preserves and is also used for vinegar and various beverages; dioecious.
RAMBUTAN

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Rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Rambutan
Botanical Name: Nephelium lappaceum
Max Size: 35 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-5 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : Inquire

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Fruit Description
Also known as "hairy Lychee" and considered one of the best tropical fruits; well established grafted varieties currently available! (Limited stock).
RASPBERRY MYSORE

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RASPBERRY MYSORE 

Common Name: Mysore raspberry
Botanical Name: Rubus albescens
Max Size: Cane
Time To Fruit: 1-2 Years
Availability: out of stock until spring 2013
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Tasty tropical black raspberry with several crops per year.
SALAK

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Salak, Salak Palm, Salacca edulis, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Salak
Botanical Name: Salacca edulis
Max Size: 12 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Crunchy, tasty palm fruit that comes in many different flavors; some of the more popular flavors remind of pineapple, apple, banana, or mamey.  Its fruits are considered to be one of the best palm fruits for eating out of hand.  The nursery plants are monoecious but turn dioecious if planted close by dioecious types. My personal favorite type has a pure berry flavor and I started to propagate it in 2011.
SANSAPOTE

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Sansapote, Lycania platypus, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Sansapote
Botanical Name: Licania platypus
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-9 Years
Availability: Limited stock
Price - small size : $28.00

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Fruit Description
A large, unique looking fruit that develops over several months.  Good cultivars are very pleasantly sweet, reminding somewhat of pumpkin.  Since there are wild types with lesser quality, the fruit is hardly known and underrated.  The tree itself is very ornamental, with a beautiful crown structure.
SAPOTE, BLACK

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SAPOTE BLACK 

Common Name: Black Sapote
Botanical Name: Diospyros digyna
Max Size: 45 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-8 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Popular in South America; known as chocolate pudding fruit in English; when frozen tastes just like chocolate ice-cream.
SEASHORE MANGOSTEEN

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Seashore Mangosteen, Garcinia hombroniana, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Seashore Mangosteen, Wild Mangosteen
Botanical Name: Garcinia hombroniana
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
Close relative of G. mangostana with similarly intriguing flavor but more subacid. Adapts well to a variety of soil and micro climates. Very prolific producer.
SURINAM CHERRY

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SURINAM CHERRY www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Surinam Cherry
Botanical Name: Eugenia uniflora
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 2-3 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
This species has a very wide range of fruit quality - from barely edible to excellent. All nursery seedlings are from high quality cultivars; the fruit is sweet, aromatic or sub-acid.
TAHITIAN CHESTNUT

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Tahitian chestnut, Inocarpus edulis, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Tahitian Chestnut
Botanical Name: Inocarpus edulis
Max Size: 25 FT
Time To Fruit: 6-8 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $25.00

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Fruit Description
The leaves and bark of this tree have medicinal uses; the seed kernels are only edible when cooked; staple food in some of the Pacific islands.
TAMARIND

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tamarind www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Tamarind
Botanical Name: Tamarindus indicus
Max Size: 70 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-4 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $12.00

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Fruit Description
Acidic fruit is used for chutneys, refreshing drinks.
TAMARIND, SPANISH

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Spanish Tamarind, Vangueria edulis, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Spanish Tamarind
Botanical Name: Vangueria edulis
Max Size: 45 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Tastes like a combination of unripe apples and tamarind; sweet or sweet-sour cultivars.
TAMPOI

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Tampoi

Common Name: Tampoi
Botanical Name: Baccaurea macrocarpa
Max Size: 30 FT
Time To Fruit: 5-8 Years
Availability: Sold out
Price - small size : Inquire

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Fruit Description
Good tampoi cultivars are still very rare outside of Borneo but amongst the most delicious tropical fruits existing. The appearance of a fruiting tree is spectacular, with the fruits emerging from the trunk and larger branches. Itís a good-sized fruit and the flavor is pleasantly sweet-sour. Occasionally, white, yellow and red types available. Dioecious.

 

TANGSAT

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Redan, Aglaia tomentosa, www.organicfarm.net

Common Name: Tangsat, Lantupak
Botanical Name: Aglaia odoratissima
Max Size: 20 FT
Time To Fruit: 4-6 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $35.00

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Fruit Description
Sweet and juicy lychee-like Borneo fruit; rare.
UVAIA

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Uvaia, Eugenia pyriformis, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Uvaia
Botanical Name: Eugenia pyriformis
Max Size: 15 FT
Time To Fruit: 3-5 Years
Availability: Limited Stock
Price - small size : $18.00

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Fruit Description
Sweet, aromatic and fragrant fruit with tart flavor. Uvaia juice is produced commercially in Brazil.

UVALHA

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Uvalha, Eugenia uvalha, www.organicfarm.net 

Common Name: Uvalha
Botanical Name: Eugenia uvalha
Max Size: 18 FT
Time To Fruit: 2-3 Years
Availability: All Year
Price - small size : $15.00

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Fruit Description
Acidic and aromatic fruit is mostly used to make refreshing drinks.
 
 
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Sadhu Govardhan is an independent thinker, eco-organic farmer, tropical rare fruit connoisseur and researcher. Extensive journeys for over twenty years have allowed him to study indigenous cultures and different life styles throughout the world.

His first publications on philosophical and spiritual topics were published in Europe and translated into several languages. He now lives in Puerto Rico and has dedicated himself to researching and growing tropical food crops and promoting alternative farming methods. He is currently involved with consultant work and inspiring and developing educational organic role model projects in the Caribbean.

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I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped out this project over the years. Even if I can't acknowledge all of you individually since so many people have supported Govardhan Gardens in so many ways, I certainly remember every one of you.

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ECO LIBRARY

This revamped page is Govardhan Garden's new "eco library". You can find videos, links, articles and other media about relevant environmental topics.

Please contact me if you know of any additional good links that you think should be a part of this library. Thank you. 

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