Helic. 'Tortuga'

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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About us...

We're a tropical fruit and flower farm located in Las Marķas, a small town on the western side of Puerto Rico. We are truly blessed with a year round tropical climate that allows us to grow both tropical and subtropical plant species from many parts of the world.

Hundreds of species of tropical fruit, nut, spice and flowering trees were planted here after December 1986, when we acquired the land. Some time after, we started adding beautiful Heliconia, Musa and Ginger species among the still small trees to provide them with some shade, to add color, and to attract birds and other wildlife. More flowering species were eventually planted to attract butterflies. Several palm species have been added in the past few years.

A little path going down the heliconia and fruit plantings.

We're organic farmers, and our philosophy is based in love and respect towards ALL living creatures.

At the nursery, we carry a good selection of tropical fruit, nut and spice trees, heliconias, ornamental gingers, edible and ornamental bananas, palms and some orchids.

Over the years we've given free lectures to school children and college students alike on tropical fruits that can be planted on the island, emphasizing on our own native fruits. It's been quite a pleasure to be able to inspire some members of the new generation (and older folks too), into planting fruit trees, organically growing different types of food plants, and doing everything possible to preserve the environment. We plan to open the farm to the public once again: scheduled visits of small groups of people during the rare fruit producing months of July-October. These would be great fruit-tasting experiences for everyone, especially children. We'll keep you posted on those.

For the moment, we mostly accept visits from folks who come to pick up their pre-ordered plants and seeds. We strongly suggest that you either call or email us first before arriving. Visits are exclusively by appointment only, and must be planned and scheduled ahead of time.

Thank you very much! We hope you enjoy our photo galleries of flowers and fruits as much as we do. Remember, it's never too late to start planting!

Kind regards, and best of growing,

S. Ballester

Our little cabin next to the Calathea and Curcuma garden.

 

Vivero Anones Inc., PO Box 22, Las Marķas, PR USA 00670
Tel (787) 827-3121
Email:
sherryballester@yahoo.com

 

 Updated 12/27/16