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Las Delicias Fruteria y Nursery is Juan y Jose "Los Locos De Las Plantas"

Jose y Juan, "Los locos de la plantas."
Jose y Juan, "Los locos de la plantas."
Jacob Katel
Las Delicias Fruteria y Nursery has been open only 30 days, but owner Juan Hernandez is optimistic. "If the business no good, we go, if the business okay, fine," he says in a heavily accented Miami Cuban english. Juan has lived in the U.S. for 41 years "right here in Florida," and is an American citizen. "I have more years in the U.S. than you do, that makes me more American. You speak better english, I speak better spanish" says Juan in his native language. He spent 37 of those years working as a landscaper. Now at age 71, he's opened his new business on Krome Ave, just north of Quail Roost Drive in South Dade. He and his sobrino Juan Hernandez run the joint. They call themselves "Los Locos De Las Plantas" and specialize in hard to find, exclusive species.

"I did it for many years in Cuba, my country, I haven't done it in many years, but I still know what I'm doing" he says in Spanish. Check out some of what they've got for sale.

Street promotion.
Street promotion.
Jacob Katel
Oregano.
Oregano.
Jacob Katel

Juan claims this crop of anice is totally exclusive to his shop, "Solo yo tengo en Florida." If you want it, he's got it.
Juan claims this crop of anice is totally exclusive to his shop, "Solo yo tengo en Florida." If you want it, he's got it.
Jacob Katel

A frozen Cuban Tamal.
A frozen Cuban Tamal.
Jacob Katel

Juan "Loco De La Plantas" Hernandez talks about this sweet potato variant.
Juan "Loco De La Plantas" Hernandez talks about this sweet potato variant.
Jacob Katel

If it looks like a pumpkin, and it smashes like a pumpkin.....run fore they catch you smashing pumpkins.
If it looks like a pumpkin, and it smashes like a pumpkin.....run fore they catch you smashing pumpkins.
Jacob Katel

Sapote aka bocce ball fruit.
Sapote aka bocce ball fruit.
Jacob Katel

Smile, it's a flower dammit.
Smile, it's a flower dammit.
Jacob Katel

Camouflage lesson 1, wear green.
Camouflage lesson 1, wear green.
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Improve your cell reception nature's way.
Improve your cell reception nature's way.
Jacob Katel

Guayaba
Guayaba
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Jose Hernandez doin' chores.
Jose Hernandez doin' chores.
Jacob Katel

It's maaaaangoooo time.
It's maaaaangoooo time.
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Aloe, savila en espanol.
Aloe, savila en espanol.
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Cilantro
Cilantro
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Just hangin' out.
Just hangin' out.
Jacob Katel

Las Delicias Fruteria Y Nursery is located at 16585 SW 177th Ave. Go in sometime and visit Juan y Jose "Los Locos De Las Plantas."

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