St. Augustine Nurseries
The St. Augustine Nurseries has been mandated to supply high quality planting material to farmers and the wider community, since its establishment several decades ago. Today, the St. Augustine Nurseries comprises of twenty (20) hectares of prime agricultural land located at Farm Road, Curepe and is fully cultivated with orchard type fruit trees, minor fruits, ornamental trees and shrubs as well as herbs and spices. The production of disease free/ tolerant citrus plants is a recent addition to aid with the mitigation of Citrus Greening Disease in the country. The station is responsible for the following:
- Production of high quality planting material – citrus, mango, avocado, minor fruits, herbs and spices and selected ornamentals.
- Conservation of key germplasm of fruit types and other useful plants- citrus, mango, avocado, other tropical fruit types, herbs and spices and ornamental shade trees and shrubs.
Citrus production at St. Augustine Nurseries