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Fresher and Better … Direct from the Tree to Your Family and Friends!

We call it “The Hale Difference” – and you’ll taste it in everything we offer.

Since 1947 we’ve built a reputation for freshness and flavor that’s unique in the industry. Unlike other gift companies, we won’t start picking your fruit until we receive your order. That’s because there’s no warehouse at Hale Groves. No cold storage. No middleman. When you place your order with us, your fruit is still ripening and sweetening on the tree.

We grow fruit … we know fruit.

Our fruit experts spend most of their time out among the trees, sampling and monitoring the quality and ripeness of the fruit, making sure that the fruit we deliver is without equal anywhere in the world. They know the precise moment when it reaches its peak of sweetness and flavor. That’s when we pick it, pack it and rush it direct to homes and offices across the USA.

The Hale Groves Story

When Steve and Polly Hale opened their first roadside fruit stand back in 1947, their dream was to share the pure joy of Florida’s fresh, tree-ripened fruit with as many folks as possible. Steve had just returned from active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and Polly believed that Florida’s Indian River area seemed like a great place to raise their two young children, as well.

Their first mailing list was made up of names of all their relatives and friends. But it quickly grew as they added the names of all the happy tourists who’d stopped by to enjoy their remarkable fresh-squeezed orange juice alongside U.S. Highway 1.

It was a hands-on operation: Steve picked the fruit, packed it in the shed behind the house, and trucked it to the Railway Express station. Polly answered the phone, wrote gift cards and typed the shipping labels.

Much has changed since those early days. We’ve made a lot of friends. Our family has grown. But when it comes to picking fine fruit, sorting it for size and quality, and packing it for perfect arrival, there’s just no substitute for the personal touch and attention to detail that you’ll find in everything you order from Hale Groves. We promise.

Traveling in Florida? Be sure to stop by our original fruit stand in Wabasso. You can still sample some fabulous Hale citrus, fresh-squeezed juice and other fine gourmet foods. See you there! 

The Hale Groves Guarantee

It’s simple: If the gift you order doesn’t arrive fresh and perfect – if you and your gift recipients aren’t totally delighted – we’ll make it right. You simply won’t experience Hale’s level of freshness and flavor anywhere else.