Monday, January 23, 2012

Best vivero on the Costalegre

I would have waited a little longer to visit this nursery but there was a surf competition in the area so I combined the two into one Saturday. I've passed by a number of times but never really noticed it, tho heard of it. It's about the last place on the north side of town

A great old guy that seems to run it and he'll talk to you about ideas you may have; size, speed of growth, fertilizer, soil, etc. They also have a great garden soil for sale that looks to be mostly shredded coco shells.

I came back with a Carambola (star fruit), a Chico Zapote (Sapote) and an avocado that is supposed to do well on the coast. Also two Sisus vines that are like Ivy. Prices aren't much cheaper than I find in the Melaque area but the place is so large you have a much better selection. There were two pickup trucks filling up with like 40-50 of the same plants making me think they supply the local hotels.

VIVEROS DE LA COSTA Tel: (315) 351 0711
Km 41, Carretera Federal 200, Emiliano Zapata, Jalisco

What you see from the highway

It goes on

... and on

... and on

Young Buganvilla


Babs said...

I'm going to try to find it since I'm staying near there for the next week or so. That's larger then any vivero in San Miguel!

Anonymous said...

We can imagine being there. We'd have to have some of everything! These Mexican nurseries are not easy to find if you're just visiting. Enjoy your blog immensely and all the more as you are responsive.

Happy Trails,


sparks_mex said...

Well worth the visit if only to look. Not sure if you are driving down

Babs said...

I did drive down and I've looked and looked for this place today - can't find it. Is it on the road to Autlan? I'll try again manana.
RU in Melaque or Barra?
I'm at Calechosa in the yellow house..........

sparks_mex said...

Nope .... it's in Emiliano Zapata on highway 200 north of Tenacatita. If you make it that far it's on the north end of town on the left.

I wasn't sure there was any completed houses in Calechosa except the guy that's been there for years before the development.

I live outside Melaque (across the highway) in the country

Babs said...

Ah, the mystry is solved. The town that you go through to get to Calechosa is Emiliano Zapata also! I kept looking at the km signs yesterday and it becomes KM1 when you come from La Manzanillo to THAT emiliano Zapata. I'm familiar with the nursery now that yu're referring to.
I'm staying at the house of John who first came to this area in 1994 ande moved down here in 2004. He's been living here ever snice. Not sure how long the house has been finished but at least for 2 yedars. We're old friends of 30 years from Texas.
Thanks for the info.

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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