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Shipping - We are now taking orders for ripe mangos in our online store.

Farm Stand  - is now OPEN. Sunday - Friday 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturdays.

Farm Tours - VIP tours available Sundays thru August 13 . . . more info

Mango Season So Far

When you grow things every year is a little different. Sometimes the season comes early, sometimes it is late. There are always challenges, some more years than others. If you are interested in how mangos grow, here are the details . . .

The winter was very mild. Good news is no frost or freeze damage. Bad news is limited chill hours which leads to inconsistent and often limited blooms. In our case, we got a light early bloom and a moderate late bloom. Then the spring was almost unbearably dry, which for the mangos can be a benefit as it limits the damage fungus can do.

All was looking good for a good season. Then June hit with rain, rain, and more rain. Much of that early bloom either fell right off or split hanging on the tree. Fortunately, the water does not have as big an impact on the younger fruit. They did receive some scarring from the fungus that immediately set in, but it should have little to no impact on fruit quality as it has not been eliminated, but the cosmetic damage is done.

Now we wait and watch for that later bloom to reach maturity. At this point we are uncertain how long the season may last.

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Farm Stand

Farm Stand

OPEN - Sunday - Friday 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturdays.

 

Available for purchase

  • Mango, Tommy Atkins
  • Mango, Southern Blush
  • Mango, Kent
  • Mango, other limited varieties
  • Florida Avocados
  • Local honey, rice, mango jam
  • Erickson Farm t-shirts and sun shirts
  • Mango, avocado, and other fruit trees

PRICES

  • Baskets: $6 - Tommy Atkins, $10 - premium varieties
  • 25 lb half-bushel box: $20 Tommy Atkins, $35 - premium varieties

We are NOT a u-pick farm.

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13646 US Highway 441, Canal Point, FL 33438

561.924.7714

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We have very pleased with the way the Sample Sunday event has grown over the last five years. It is our goal to continue to grow the event to an even bigger celebration of the fabulous mango, thus we have changed the name to Mango Madness to reflect this broader scope.

Mango Madness 2017

When & Where

Sunday, July 16, 10am - 4pm, rain or shine

13646 US Highway 441, Canal Point, FL 33438

Tentative Schedule


Educational Seminar at 12 noon (tent in back area) - Bring your questions about your mango trees for Mango Man, Dale Erickson

Farm Tours continuous from 10:30am to 3:30pm

Farm Stand open 10am to 6pm

Ongoing from 10am to 4pm

    Mango tasting - up to 10 different varieties while supplies last!
    Mango tree sale
    Vendors
    Food and drinks 

Music

Live music by local artist Junior Velez "The Belle Glade Boy"
Performances by the Chobee Steelers a youth steel drum band

Mango Tasting

Come sample the best Florida has to offer! Samples are available while supplies last, but we stock up a good supply. There will be 10-12 different varieties available to try at a time. The following varieties are sitting aside getting ready to be sampled: TBA

Some of these varieties have a very limited number of fruit this year, and/or have such high demand that they are reserved a year or more in advance, so is may be your only opportunity to taste some of these mangos.

Farm Tours

Get a first hand look at how mangos, avocados, and other tropical fruits grow on an operational family farm.

This will be a guided riding tour offered regularly between 10:30am and 3:30pm, weather permitting. A limited number of people will be allowed per group due to size of wagon. At this time we only have one wagon and do our best to accommodate as many guests as possible. This year we will use a "take a number" system on a first come, first serve basis. No charge.

For everyone's safety, tours will be suspended in the event of a thunderstorm.

Tree Sale


If you have been thinking about getting a mango tree, or another mango tree, this is your change to get expert advice and even try the fruit of your top choices before investing the time and money in growing a tree.

Information will be available to help you select the best variety for you including growth habits and production in South Florida. We will also be selling KeyPlex micronutrient, and a few other care products that we use here on the farm.

Due to requests last year, we have added a few avocado, lychee, and other tropical fruit trees for sale.


Educational Seminars

11am  -  Selecting the Right Mango Tree for You and Your Yard. Kim will walk you through decisions like: Will a mango tree survive where I live? Do I have a good place to put one in my yard? What variety should I choose? How many do I need?

12 noon -  MANGO TREE CLINIC. Bring your questions for Mango Man Dale Erickson. Anything from the basics of how to water or trim a tree to diagnosing a pest or disease that is attacking your tree.

Handouts on the basics of mango tree care will be available at any time.

Vendors/Exhibitors

  • Terry's Rollin' Bayou
  • Cottage Garden Teas
  • Being Honey
  • Original Florida Highwayman Issac Knight
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Farm Stand


The farm market will be open so you will have the opportunity to take home more fresh mangos!  We will have as many of the specialty varieties available for sale as possible.

Parking

Space near the Farm Stand will be limited to mango pickup/dropoff only. Parking will be just north of the main gait. Look for an a-frame sign that says "Event Parking" by the driveway. If you are coming from the South on 441 it is the 3rd driveway past the Erickson Farm sign. If you are coming from the North it is just before the farm but after you start to see mango trees on both sides of the road. Parking is free. Please be responsible and lock your car.


What to Bring/Expect

It will be hot. Welcome to Florida! Sunscreen, bug spray, hats, and sunglasses are always a good idea in the outdoors. Kids are always welcome and must be supervised; make it a family event. Service animals only please.

You are welcome to bring your cameras and video cameras to record your experience here at the farm.

Erickson Farm does accept all major credit cards as payment, however the vendors joining us for this event may be on a cash basis.

We cannot predict the weather, but if it rains it isn't going to stop us so bring your umbrella or rain jacket if you want to stick it out too. Tours will be postponed or cancelled in the event of a severe storm and/or lightening.

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