When to buy oranges in Florida

By: | Comments Off on When to buy oranges in Florida | On: December 14, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts, Growing Regions

Florida is well known for its citrus products. The Sunshine State’s sandy soil and humid, subtropical climate make it ideal for cultivating various types of citrus fruits. In fact, it is the largest orange producer in the country. Oranges from Florida account for about 70% of the oranges in the... more

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What is a Navel Orange?

By: | Comments Off on What is a Navel Orange? | On: November 28, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts

Oranges have become part of our culinary heritage for generations. They are the star of many desserts, cookies, sauces, and are famous as a fresh fruit in their own right. From fresh orange slices that we eat out of hand, to jams that we spread on toast, to the thirst... more

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2018 Christmas Fruit Gift Ideas

By: | Comments Off on 2018 Christmas Fruit Gift Ideas | On: November 16, 2018 | Category: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Holidays

Fresh fruit makes a great Christmas gift for many reasons. It’s never out of style, it fits the taste of kids and adults alike, and fresh fruit delivers a wide range of health benefits. Historically, fruit has been used for meaningful gifts in many cultures. For example, the Chinese give... more

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What’s the difference between Honeybells and Navel Oranges

By: | Comments Off on What’s the difference between Honeybells and Navel Oranges | On: November 12, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Honeybells, Navel Oranges

Oranges are one of the most popular fruits in the country. You can easily find them in many households and grocery stores. While most citrus fruits are in season during summer, some varieties are only available around winter. Navel oranges and honeybells overlap somewhat so here are some fun facts... more

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How to Ripen Grapefruit?

By: | Comments Off on How to Ripen Grapefruit? | On: November 5, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grapefruits

Red grapefruit is an amazing natural phenomenon which gave a boost to the citrus industry in Texas. People who failed to buy many of the white grapefruit parents of the sweet grapefruit cultivars are now flocking the markets to buy the sweet and juicy ruby red grapefruit. Grapefruit Varieties There... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – November Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – November Hale Groves Update | On: November 1, 2018 | Category: Grove Update

Citrus groves are unique in the world of farming in that they provide many areas of tree canopy not only from the citrus trees themselves, but from trees used as windbreaks. Here an egret uses a tree line as cover to take flight in an open area. A statuesque red... more

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Giving Hale Gift Baskets New Life

By: | Comments Off on Giving Hale Gift Baskets New Life | On: October 31, 2018 | Category: DIY

When we prepare your Hale gift basket, we select from the world’s finest citrus and gourmet foods to deliver something truly special. We grow the fruit, and care for it throughout its life. We care for the groves your fruit comes from for generations before we pick it, and will... more

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What are the Differences Between Oranges and Tangerines?

By: | Comments Off on What are the Differences Between Oranges and Tangerines? | On: October 29, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts

Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are all important crops from the genus citrus in the flowering rue family, Rutaceae. Collectively known as citrus, these fruits have brought about the rise of their own industry in the United States. Of the many citrus varieties Citron, Pomelo, and Mandarin are the... more

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Which Grapefruit is sweeter?

By: | Comments Off on Which Grapefruit is sweeter? | On: October 22, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Grapefruits

Because of its tart, tangy, and underlying sweet flavor and juicy goodness that rivals even that of the most popular citrus fruits on the market, grapefruit is considered a tasty breakfast treat that anyone can enjoy. It sits upon a prestigious spot in the world of citrus today, however that... more

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

By: | Comments Off on 2018 Holiday Gift Guide | On: October 1, 2018 | Category: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Holidays

Finding the ultimate gift for a family member, friend, relative, or someone special is not always easy. You could choose from all things tech like laptops, phones and cameras. You may search for the perfect bracelet, necklace, or handbag. Or you could go simple, buy a gift card, and leave... more

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