A Visit to Zill Nursery

Organic Fruit Nursery in Costa Rica

by Keith Agoada

Zill Organic Fruit Nursery
Zill Organic Fruit Nursery

One of my favorite places to visit in all of the Americas is the Zill Nursery in Costa Rica. Zill is perhaps best known for his commercial fruit tree nursery located in Southern Florida; however, this little known gem in Orotino, Costa Rica is super cool.

The nursery is a genetics hub where Zill is collecting and testing a variety of tropical fruit tree genetics from all over the world.

On this trip our team was checking out jackfruit, avocado, mango, and durian. We were lucky enough to harvest from massive jackfruits and mango. There are over 80 varieties of mangos located at the nursery. We tried about 10-15 of the varieties.

We are grateful for the work of Mr. Zill and his team in Costa Rica. It is a great resource for finding awesome commercial genetics.

Jackfruit
Jackfruit