Delicious Treat: Robert Is Here

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Fresh Fruit at Robert Is Here

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Looking to savor some of Miami’s signature flavors? Don’t miss this world-famous tropical fruit stand in Florida City that is a popular stop on your way to Everglades National Park. 

Offering a fresh selection of fruits and vegetables you already know – like mangos, avocados and coconuts – Robert Is Here also grows some truly exotic tropical fruits you may never have heard of before.

Fresh Fruit Shakes
Robert is Here is Famous for its fresh fruit shakes, including key lime.

The Story Behind the Name

But first, the obvious question: Where did the name Robert Is Here come from?

It’s an amazing story about a little boy who opened a fruit stand in 1959 at age 6 to help his father sell produce from the family farm. To get the attention of folks passing by, Robert’s dad scrawled the words “Robert Is Here” on signs placed on each side of the table. That day, Robert sold out all his produce by noon – and a budding farmer and entrepreneur was born. The farm stand not only gained a name that day, but has gained a loyal following ever since.

And that little boy? Robert himself still works the stand today.

Produce, Treats & Entertainment

Robert’s impressive selection of fresh fruit has garnered the attention of major media outlets like NBC’s Today Show, but you’ll find more here than just produce. He also whips up some pretty incredible fresh-fruit milkshakes, including a famous Key Lime Shake. And for kids who don’t get excited about fruits and vegetables (what?!), there are interesting exotic birds to see.

But more than just a fruit stand, Robert Is Here is a true Miami treasure – a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy a sunny afternoon in South Florida. During high season (November through March) there’s even live music on weekends.

Now back to all that delicious fruit! Here’s just a taste of some of the exotic options you’ll find.

Jackfruit

As the largest tropical fruit that grows on trees, a single Jackfruit can weigh up to 80 pounds. The skin resembles a green sea urchin and inside is a soft orange fruit featuring a pineapple-vanilla flavor. Jackfruit grows in the summer.

Admiring the Fruit
A family shops at Robert is Here.

Guanabana

Another fruit that grows in summertime, Guanabana has a similar green prickly skin as the jackfruit. When the fruit is ripe, the skin is extremely soft and can be opened with your hands. Robert says the pockets of fruit you’ll find inside taste like “pineapple cotton candy.” Yes, please!

Variety of Fruit
The farm stand offers a huge variety of fruits and vegetables, many visitors will likely not have seen before.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit has a bright pink skin protecting white fruit inside with small black seeds. The best way to enjoy it is to simply cut it in half and eat the inside with a spoon, which tastes like a blend of raspberry, strawberry and kiwi. Dragon fruit grows in the summer and fall.

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Robert working his farmstand

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