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  • Growing Citrus Trees indoors

    How to Grow Citrus Trees as Houseplants

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Houseplants don’t just make your home look good…they can help you and your family feel good, too. Many studies have shown that growing indoor houseplants offers physical and psychological health benefits, including speeding up healing, boosting your creativity, helping you feel more alert and productive, making you less tired, easing your anxiety and stress and overall improving your mood. Imagine if your houseplants did you one better by providing sweet-smelling, fresh and juicy citrus fruits for you to enjoy? Alas, orange trees are a no-go if you don’t live in Florida or California, and citrus trees belong outdoors…right? Great news…if…

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  • Cooking with Plums: Easy Recipes and Practical Tips

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY Fruit Facts

    September will soon be here…and so will Empress Plums from Hale Groves! Empress Plums are pure, plummy perfection, but plum season is (alas) quite short, so you will want to make sure you don’t miss it. Also known as Italian Prune Plums, Empress Plums are less round than other plums (more egg-shaped, in fact), with thin, purple-blue skins that turn purple-red when cooked and dense yellow flesh that’s juicy and sweet with just the right amount of tanginess. Empress Plums are also known as prune plums because – you guessed it – this is the variety most often used to…

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    Experience Nature’s Magic: Buy Citrus Trees from Hale Groves!

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY Gift Ideas

    Do you love getting citrus fruit from Hale Groves? Say hello to Hale Groves’ Citrus Trees, the perfect gift that keeps on giving, allowing you and your loved ones to grow your own! Imagine the joy of plucking juicy citrus right from your backyard – it’s a delightful touch of nature’s magic in your daily life. And here’s the exciting part – some of our Hale Groves’ Citrus Trees grow citrus fruits we don’t currently offer: specifically, lemons and limes. These trees bring the joy of cultivating your very own supply of these fresh and tangy delights, making them an…

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  • Fun Ways to Eat Georgia Peaches

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Uh oh…you just realized you have way more fresh peaches than you can eat before they go off. We get it…your friends at Hale Groves totally get that peach mania can go to your head when peach season rolls around (especially when our Sweet Georgia Peaches, which are available for such a short time are in stock). If you love peaches as much as we do there’s a decent chance you won’t have any left over to worry about, but just in case you did happen to order too many, here are some great peaches tips that will help you…

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  • The Best Ways to Enjoy Apricots this Season

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    You see them on our website in June and July (apricot season in the US takes place in late spring through late summer, though they peak earlier) or stacked next to the other stone fruits in the grocery store. But did you ever buy apricots? The size of a plum with fuzzy skin like a peach, apricots taste a bit like a cross between those two favorite fruits with a sweet-tart, not-too-juicy flavor that’s all their own. Apricots are a low-calorie (just 17 calories in one 35 g fruit) snack that packs a nutritious punch, especially when you leave the…

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  • How to Freeze Peaches

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Why, oh why does peach season have to be so short?? We at Hale Groves have done our best to extend it as long as possible, partnering with high-quality specialty growers that produce snackable, Florida-grown, Farm-Fresh Peaches starting in March, incomparably sweet and melting Georgia Peaches starting in early summer, and lengthening the season into September with our bright, beautiful, and delectable Orchard Fresh Peaches. As you can see, Hale Groves has a passion for fresh peaches! Alas, despite our best efforts, the season has to end sometime, and then we sadly have to say goodbye to peaches for another…

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    Fall Fruit Salads to Try

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Fall is here! Are you swapping out the barbecue with hearty stews, savory soups, spicy chilis, and comforting casseroles? We don’t blame you – such dishes are the epitome of a fall menu. But don’t eighty-six the salads – with fall fruit, you can enjoy fresh and flavorful salads that blend well with all your favorite fall flavors! With fall comes a bounty of healthy, seasonal produce to be enjoyed well into the winter. You’ll find oranges for sale at Hale Groves that are delightfully sweet and juicy, plus you can order apples that are big, crispy, and tart. Not…

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    Make Your Skin Glow with These Summer Fruits!

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY Fruit Facts

    Are you looking forward to all the joys that summertime offers? It’s time to shed off those extra layers of clothing and head to the beach, lake, or pool; play outside with the kids, go for a long bike ride, and stroll around a farmers’ market! Summer provides lots of opportunities for soaking up some vitamin D, but it can be hard on your skin, so be sure to wear lots of sunblock, drink plenty of water, get lots of sleep, moisturize daily, and incorporate lots of skin-loving foods into your diet. Skin-loving foods? That’s right – including certain in-season…

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  • Are Georgia Peaches Good for Canning?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Canning is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh peaches year-round! Canned peaches are excellent in baking recipes or added to yogurt and cereal for your morning breakfast. But which peaches are right for canning? Freestone Peaches vs. Clingstone Peaches You may already have known that there are many different varieties of peaches, but whatever the variety, all peaches fall into one of two categories: freestone or clingstone. The categories are just what they sound like: a clingstone peach has fruit that does not separate from the pit easily while a freestone peach does. Before you buy peaches for canning, you…

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  • DIY Orange Pomander Balls for a Festive Touch

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Crafting Orange Pomander Balls is a simple and aromatic way to add a traditional touch to your holiday decor. You can create these long-lasting DIY ornaments with minimal ingredients and basic tools to brighten your home or share the festive spirit with others this season. Let’s dive into the easy steps for making these delightful holiday decorations! Ingredients and Tools: 4 to 6 Hale Groves Navel Oranges (or more if desired) ½ Cup whole cloves 1 nail or toothpick 1 or more rubber bands Ribbon or string Long craft needle Directions: Wash and dry oranges. Using a rubber band placed…

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