Fruit and Spice Park
The only park of its kind in the United States, the Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre public park filled with more than 500 types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nuts. Tours are offered three times daily, at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. A special sample stand inside the on-site store encourages tastings of its produce, which include more than 150 varieties of mangos and 75 types of bananas. The Mango Café serves wraps, sandwiches, and salads made with produce from the park.
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From Food & Wine , JUN 2005
The 35-acre, 61-year-old spot, in the town of Homestead, 35 miles from Miami, has more than 500 varieties of exotic and subtropical plants producing fruits, nuts, spices and herbs, including 125 kinds of mango, sweet potato-like eggfruit and pulpy African baobab (you hug the tree for luck)....MORE