One row of many in the mango groves at Erickson Farm in Canal Point. On Sunday, July 15, the farm will host Mango Madness from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Florida Food & Farm file photo
On Sunday, July 15, you’ll have an opportunity to sample a variety of mangoes, to attend educational seminars on them, and to take a tram ride through the groves of a Canal Point farm that has been in the Erickson family since 1911.
Erickson Farm’s Mango Madness runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here is the tentative schedule.
Ongoing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mango tasting: sample 10 to 12 varieties while supplies last
Mango-tree sale; other tropical fruit trees also available
Food and drinks
The farm stand is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free tram tours run from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (you need to sign up for one at the tent near the groves). See how mangoes, avocados and other tropical fruits grow on an operational family farm. Tours will be suspended if weather is bad.
11 a.m.: Selecting the Right Mango Tree; host: Kim Erickson.
Noon: Bring questions about your mango trees 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.
IF YOU GO
When: Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine
Where: Erickson Farm, 13646 U.S. 441, Canal Point
Admission and parking: free