Tropical Acres Farms, Inc was founded in July of 2011 by Alex Salazar, who grew up in south Florida and had a long-time passion for mangos. Initially the farm was begun on 5 acres of land in Loxahatchee Groves, FL.
In 2012 we began a partnership with the Sturrock family on their historic property in West Palm Beach, on which mangos have been grown since the 1920s. Since that time all production has been moved to this location.
The Sturrock family immigrated from Scotland and first began developing the land the farm now sits on in 1919. David Sturrock, an accomplished horticulturalist who was at one time employed in helping landscape the historic Vizcaya estate in Miami, eventually settled on the property with his wife Ruth. His son Tom and his family also lived in another home on the property which still stands.
Tom was a botanist and professor for Florida Atlantic University. Both David and Tom Sturrock made enormous historical contributions to the mango in Florida, and David eventually patented several mangos he bred, including the Duncan. David’s original Duncan mango tree still grows on the farm and produces fruit.
Today Sturrock Groves is owned by Jack Sturrock (Tom’s son) and his wife Brenda.
We are indebted to them for the incredible opportunity to grow mangos in West Palm Beach.
David Sturrock & Grandchildren
David Sturrock in Experimental Grove
Over the years we have collected over 290 cultivars of mangos and are still planting more.
We are blessed to be growing mangos in the best location possible in the US, with the right climate, location and soil. Rain, sugar sand, and plenty of Florida sun help us grow and produce the sweetest and most amazing flavored mangos you’ll ever eat!
We grow sapodilla and avocados as well.
Direct from our farm to your hands
With dedicated passion we work to supply our customers with a rich variety of choices while ensuring the premium service and the highest quality.
We take great pride in our product, and invite you to try our fruit.
Come visit our fruit stand at our farm in West Palm Beach during mango season, or if you live out of the area, we can ship delicious fruit straight to your door!
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