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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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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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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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Homemade Cherry Facial Masks

By: | Comments Off on Homemade Cherry Facial Masks | On: July 5, 2018 | Category: Bing Cherries, Cherries, Fruit Facts

Homemade Cherry Facial Masks  No matter how much you love to eat and cook with cherries, there always seem to be a few extras lingering in the bottom of the bowl. Put them to good use and pamper your skin at the same time. With a few simple ingredients from... more

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Are Georgia Peaches Ripe Yet?

By: | Comments Off on Are Georgia Peaches Ripe Yet? | On: June 12, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grove Fresh Fruit, Peaches

It is summertime again and it is the time of the year again when many fruits are in season. However, not one of them can surpass the popularity of the state of Georgia’s crown jewel “Peaches”. Sweet Georgia peaches are available only 16 weeks a year and are in season... more

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Can I Eat Peaches with Acid Reflux?

By: | Comments Off on Can I Eat Peaches with Acid Reflux? | On: May 30, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Peaches

Acid reflux is a painful condition where in the acid backs up from the stomach up into the food pipe or esophagus. This happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a ring of muscle at the lower end of the esophagus that is connected to the stomach, which normally closes... more

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When are Valencia’s in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Valencia’s in Season? | On: May 22, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Growing Regions, Valencia Oranges

Beat the heat this summer with Valencia oranges! Valencias are summer season oranges that are typically available from March thru September and are the perfect orange for juicing because of their full, balanced and bursting sweet-tart flavor, succulent flesh and bright-colored pulps and juice.  The bold and refreshing zest makes... more

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Is Citrus High in Calories?

By: | Comments Off on Is Citrus High in Calories? | On: May 1, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts

Citrus fruits are everyone’s favorite because they are juicy, tasty, and sweet with a little bit of tang giving them the perfect flavor. On top of this they are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that help ward of diseases, boost the immune system and improve our... more

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Fruit delivered from Florida

By: | Comments Off on Fruit delivered from Florida | On: April 24, 2018 | Category: Gift Ideas, Growing Regions

Florida “The Sunshine State” is heavily focused on the tourist trade and famous for the many great destinations it offers like Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, Miami Beach, Kennedy Space Center and Adventure Island to name a few. Aside from its popular theme parks and world renowned tourist areas, Florida’s... more

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