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Grapefruit Growing Regions

By: | Comments Off on Grapefruit Growing Regions | On: February 25, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

At Hale Groves, we’ve been told that eating our succulent grapefruit is like enjoying a “slice of Florida sunshine.” Makes perfect sense to us! Though grapefruit is believed to have originated in Barbados, Florida and Texas offer ideal growing environments for the fruit. Here’s why: Grapefruit grows best in locations... more

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What Makes Pink Grapefruit Special

By: | Comments Off on What Makes Pink Grapefruit Special | On: February 25, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Want to make sure you’re always feeling in the pink? Add pink grapefruit to your diet! Here’s the scoop on this fabulous citrus fruit: Health Benefits of Grapefruit We might be biased at Hale Groves, but we sometimes think grapefruit should be renamed greatfruit! Known for its abundance of vitamin... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – February 2021 Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – February 2021 Hale Groves Update | On: February 11, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Our grove is in full growing mode producing Navels, Cara Cara Navels and GoldenBelles.   The harvest of our Cara Cara Navel Oranges are ready to be picked by hand and will continue to ripen to perfection while they wait to be shipped to your home. The Cara Cara Navels... more

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4 Fun Facts About Grapefruit

By: | Comments Off on 4 Fun Facts About Grapefruit | On: February 1, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Does grapefruit’s tart taste and diet-food reputation put you off? If so, it might just be time for you to give this citrus powerhouse another try – in addition to being one of the healthiest fruits you can eat (grapefruit is rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber), it also comes... more

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5 Facts About Navel Oranges That Might Surprise You!

By: | Comments Off on 5 Facts About Navel Oranges That Might Surprise You! | On: February 1, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

One of the most popular fruits in the world, the classic navel orange is also one of the healthiest: navel orange nutrition includes high levels of Vitamins C and A, fiber and potassium. Navel oranges are a great snack for those watching their weight (there are only 17.5g of carbs... more

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What are the Health Benefits of Ruby Red Grapefruit?

By: | Comments Off on What are the Health Benefits of Ruby Red Grapefruit? | On: January 15, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

How often do you eat grapefruit? Daily? Occasionally? Never? Maybe grapefruit’s reputation as a “diet food” has you reluctant to give this citrus superfood a try. (After all we’ve all heard of the infamous “grapefruit diet,” after all, which likely was spawned by the scarcity of how many calories in... more

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What’s the Difference Between a Navel Orange and a Temple?

By: | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between a Navel Orange and a Temple? | On: January 11, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Do you love oranges? If so, you’re not alone…oranges are delicious, super-nutritious, and low-calorie, making them an awesome snack. They’re also great in many recipes, from salads to desserts! But if you’ve only ever sampled the oranges offered by your local grocery store, you may not realize how many types... more

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Do Navel Oranges Ripen Off the Tree?

By: | Comments Off on Do Navel Oranges Ripen Off the Tree? | On: January 11, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

What’s a navel orange, you ask? Only one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world! As opposed to other, seeded oranges (such as Valencia vs. navel oranges), the unformed “twin” fruits that grow at the blossom ends are what define navel oranges. This undeveloped fruit looks a bit... more

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Are Ruby Red Grapefruits Sweet?

By: | Comments Off on Are Ruby Red Grapefruits Sweet? | On: December 17, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

“Sweet” generally isn’t the first word that comes to mind when thinking about grapefruit. Despite its nutritional grapefruit benefits, pleasing color and refreshing scent, grapefruit has a reputation for tasting sour and bitter. Horticulturalists have worked hard to develop varieties that are sweet and tangy rather than unpleasantly acidic. Eventually,... more

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Best Time to Buy Ruby Red Grapefruit

By: | Comments Off on Best Time to Buy Ruby Red Grapefruit | On: December 17, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Looking for juicy, sweet–tart taste? Look no further than gorgeous, succulent Hale Groves Ruby Red grapefruit! You can buy Ruby Red grapefruit from November through March, but they’re at their peak in January and February. (In fact, February is National Grapefruit Month!) Does this surprise you? If you’ve steered clear... more

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