Are Monthly Fruit Clubs worth the money?

By: | Comments Off on Are Monthly Fruit Clubs worth the money? | On: December 9, 2019 | Category: Gift Ideas

Subscribing to monthly fruit clubs is becoming a trend and the number of people enjoying the variety gift of the month club is increasing every year. You may be wondering why people are becoming enamored to the fruit of the month clubs and asking yourself if it is worth the... more

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Gourmet Fruit Baskets are Fun Gifts for Guests

By: | Comments Off on Gourmet Fruit Baskets are Fun Gifts for Guests | On: December 9, 2019 | Category: Gift Ideas

When relatives, friends, or colleagues come to our humble abodes to stay as guests we would like for them to feel welcomed and make their stay as fun and memorable as possible. The key to consistently giving that “wow” experience is preparing a gift basket in each guest room filled... more

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What does Grapefruit taste like?

By: | Comments Off on What does Grapefruit taste like? | On: November 21, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

Citrus has a signature flavor. With just one bite you can automatically identify the fruit as citrus. The same can be said about Grapefruit. You will find the same brightness and crispness of flavor in all varieties, be it white Grapefruit, pink Grapefruit or red Grapefruit. Although much more tart... more

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What is in a fruit basket?

By: | Comments Off on What is in a fruit basket? | On: November 4, 2019 | Category: Gift Ideas

With the many observances and holidays we celebrate every year, I am sure some of you have often ran out of ideas on what to give your colleagues, friends, and loved ones during events and special gatherings. But do not fret. There is still a gift that will never be... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – Fall 2019 Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – Fall 2019 Hale Groves Update | On: October 25, 2019 | Category: Grove Update

One of our tractors mowing in between the rows of navel trees in our grove. The internal color is getting a deeper orange which indicates the sugars are building. The brix are currently testing between 9.8 ad 10.40 which is very good this early in the season. Our navels are... more

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DIY – Apple Facial Mask

By: | Comments Off on DIY – Apple Facial Mask | On: October 25, 2019 | Category: DIY

Cleansing and renewing the skin on your face, without the use of harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients, can be a great part of your routine. This easy DIY Apple Facial Mask is great for those with sensitive skin, or anyone who wants a natural, refreshing way to give skin a... more

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Why are Florida Oranges different from California Oranges?

By: | Comments Off on Why are Florida Oranges different from California Oranges? | On: September 23, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

Florida and California are well known for high-quality oranges. Both of these States have the ideal climate for oranges and other citrus fruits to thrive. However, they aren’t exactly the same. California’s climate is typically mild and dry while Florida is hot and humid. While both states grow the same... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – September 2019 Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – September 2019 Hale Groves Update | On: September 19, 2019 | Category: Grove Update

Our citrus expert is using a set of citrus calipers to measure our navels. They are currently averaging 2.75 inches which is right on track to start harvesting in November. We constantly monitor size and quality so we can plan the right time to harvest and pack a given crop.... more

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DIY – Pear & Sugar Scrub

By: | Comments Off on DIY – Pear & Sugar Scrub | On: September 19, 2019 | Category: DIY

This easy DIY Pear and Sugar Scrub uses fresh Hale Groves Pears and simple ingredients to make a refreshing scrub for face, elbows, hands, and anywhere you would like soft, supple skin. You can store it refrigerated for a few days, and it washes away easily with warm water. Make... more

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When are pears in season?

By: | Comments Off on When are pears in season? | On: September 12, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

Eating fresh fruits is still the best way to beat the summer heat. They are not only refreshing, they are also nutritious and satisfying. With over a thousand varieties of pears to choose from, you can go for different pear varieties that either have a crunchy or soft peel paired... more

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