History of Tropical Fruits in South Florida

Monday, October 2, 2017


Larry Grosser


Larry Grosser, Palm Beach County native and WGC member, will be presenting an informative lecture on the fruit trees native to the area and the interesting stories on how such species as Citrus, Mangos, Coconuts and other exotics arrived on our shores. Also included will be interesting fruit-related historical stories about some of our local communities such as Wellington, Atlantis and how the big freeze of 1894/95 prompted Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami. Larry is a past president of the Rare Fruit Council, Master Gardener and a longtime member of Mounts Botanical Garden & Fairchild Tropical Garden. He is a retired Environmental Scientist and a history enthusiast who volunteers as a Docent with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Please join us for a fun and interesting meeting and learn some local agricultural history.