As you’re exploring the backroads of Natural North Florida, you might see a roadside stand – or just a pickup truck – selling tupelo honey. You might also notice that it’s more expensive than grocery-store honey – about $50 a gallon, not that you have to buy so much.
In April and May, tupelo trees along the Chipola and Apalachicola Rivers bloom – the only place in the world where you’ll find them. The greenish honey that’s made from white tupelo blooms won’t granulate as other honeys can do. (Black tupelo, which blooms earlier, will granulate.)
Keep your tupelo treasure at room temperature in a tightly closed jar – it doesn’t like moisture.