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Distinguishing Characteristics of Florida Navel Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Distinguishing Characteristics of Florida Navel Oranges | On: March 2, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Different seasons bring numerous good tidings, of which, the availability of varying cultivars of oranges is one. If you are a fan of citrus oranges it is good to know which variety is available in which season – not all of them are available year-round – to ensure that you... more

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Honeybells or Tangelos? Sweet Either Way!

By: | Comments Off on Honeybells or Tangelos? Sweet Either Way! | On: February 5, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Citrus fruits, unlike many other fruit cultivars in the world, are prone to mutation and have a rare genetic make-up that allows them to be sexually compatible with one another and mix, resulting in new breeds of citrus. This is exactly what happened with Honeybell Oranges – a cross between... more

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Temple Oranges – A Delicious Treat for Everyone

By: | Comments Off on Temple Oranges – A Delicious Treat for Everyone | On: February 2, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Juicy and sweet, Temple Oranges have long been delighting everyone with their decadent taste. Said to have been discovered in 1896 in Jamaica, a native fruit-grower in Florida decided to ship home some samples. The fruit saw commercial success under William Chase Temple in 1919, and the rest was history.... more

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About Honeybell Oranges: They Make Great Gifts

By: | Comments Off on About Honeybell Oranges: They Make Great Gifts | On: December 21, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

The belle among all oranges, the Honeybell Orange makes one great gift because they can make your recipient feel extra special, appreciated and well-loved. How so? Origin Many have claimed that they were the first to discover the Honeybell so it is somewhat hard to pinpoint its origin. However, according... 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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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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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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What are the health benefits of apples?

By: | Comments Off on What are the health benefits of apples? | On: September 12, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

You must be tired of hearing the old Welsh saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” from your mother or grandmother as they keep reminding you daily to eat apples to stay healthy. You may think that this is just an old saying but did you know that... more

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Is it healthy to eat grapefruit every day?

By: | Comments Off on Is it healthy to eat grapefruit every day? | On: September 12, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

Grapefruit is one of the world’s most nutritious foods, and one of America’s favorite breakfast fruits. It is big and bulbous, tart with an underlying sweet flavor, and oozes with juice that can rival even the premium oranges. This hybrid between the bitter pomelo and sweet orange originated in Barbados... more

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What are the sweetest mangoes?

By: | Comments Off on What are the sweetest mangoes? | On: August 19, 2019 | Category: Fruit Facts

The mango fruit is considered to be the queen of fruits in tropical countries around the world. Although it originated in South East Asia, it is grown in almost every tropical and subtropical region of the world including those in the United States. Brief Introduction Mangos are tropical fruits from... more

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