I live in Orange County and was wondering what the best place to buy tropical fruit trees was.
Your question is too general.
Lowes and Home Depot have some and they take special orders also. I saw mango trees, cherimoya trees, papaya trees, dragon fruit plants, etc., there before.
If you want to try other sources, start with
If you're in OC, you may want to contact Laguna Hills Nursery (they are a web only place right now as they are moving to a new location) but every tree I bought from them has had spectacular results.
Mimosa LA, Roger Meyers, Exotica with a little drive, Ong's. Plus their is a woman that sells at a Buddhist temple and lots of other small nurseries.
Anything particular you are looking for?
Ethan, I went to a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Santa Ana which may be the one you are referring to. The one I went to was up the street from Roger Meyer. None of the trees were named varieties. I was offered a large sapodilla in a 30+ gallon pot for the sale price of $1000. Yes, three zero's. I believe it was on Hazard Ave.
I have never been Rodney, I've only read about it. That is a lot of zeros!
go to the goldenwest swapmeet and see if you can find any bargain. there's once place that's got longan tree with really thick trunk, bigger than a quarter maybe the size of a half dollar for 65 bucks.
on sunday there's a guy selling small guava trees for 20 bucks
Greenthumb International in Lake Forest, has a great selection of Citrus and good prices. They also carry a good range of tropical fruit trees. Between Greenthumb and Roger Meyer, you should be able to find everything you need.
I'm not that huge a fan of Green Thumb for it's fruit trees. Everything else they have is great but the trees just never impressed me.
Thanks a lot for all the advice, I will have a lot of places to choose from to buy some fruit trees.
haha, i drove by this place many times, trying to find the place but didn't step in to see what was inside since it was a temple.
but here is lai thieu nursery owner being interviewed in vietnamese
i guess you can't embed youtube here.
Here is a link that might be useful: interview