My F&W
quick save (...)

Fruitopia USA: Florida Travel

Florida has lots of theme parks but only one Fruit and Spice Park. 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). Visitors sample windfalls, but you can't buy produce from the park. The best place to do that is six miles away, at Homestead's Robert Is Here. Proprietor Robert Moehling started selling his family's produce roadside when he was only six; his father made a big robert is here sign, and the name stuck. Today, Moehling sells dozens of exotic and conventional fruits as well as fabulous fruit milk shakes, including an amazing Key-lime one. DETAILS Fruit and Spice Park: $5 entrance fee; 24801 S.W. 187th Ave.; 305-247-5727. Robert Is Here: 19200 S.W. 344th St.; 305-246-1592.

Published June 2005


Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    You might also like
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.