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    Buy Florida Peaches! Are Florida Peaches Sweet?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts Gift Ideas

    Missing the taste of a sweet summer peach? Great news…you can order peaches online right now! Hale Groves offers Florida peaches for sale, so you don’t have to wait until summer to bite into a sweet, juicy peach. How Florida Peaches are Different The reason fresh peaches have become synonymous with summer is that peach fruit normally is harvested in the summer months. Georgia peaches have an even shorter in-season time (June), as well as a small crop size. Many peach lovers prefer to buy peaches that are grown in Georgia. This is due to the belief that Georgia Peaches…

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    Is a Peach a Citrus Fruit?

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

    It gives us great pleasure at Hale Grove to ship peaches to our customers as early as April, thanks to Petite Florida Peaches that are available as early as April! Before this variety was available, our customers couldn’t expect to enjoy the succulent summer fruit before June at the earliest. But you may be wondering why peaches are traditionally known as a summer fruit – after all, they grow on trees in warmer climates; doesn’t that make them a citrus fruit? It’s an easy mistake to make…after all, peaches that are not quite ripe may have citrus overtones in their…

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    Lesser-Known Benefits of Eating Fruit

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

    When you order a fruit basket or fruit box from Hale Groves for yourself or someone else, you know that you and that special someone are getting a special, delicious, healthy treat! Fruit gifts are ideal for just about anyone, from kids to those watching their weight to elderly relatives. When you send a fruit basket to a loved one, you’re sending a message that you care about them. There are so many good reasons to keep fruit in a basket on the counter. You probably already know that a diet rich in fresh fruits does wonders for your health,…

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    What is the Difference Between a True Fruit and a False Fruit?

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

    True or false: “false” fruit is still fruit. Answer: True! Some of the gifts of fruit you can order from Hale Groves are false fruits, while others are true. But how can a fruit be “false?” It might help to consider the background of the delicious food gifts in your Hale Groves fruit basket. How Does Bearing Fruit Help a Plant? Before talking about false fruits versus true fruits, it might help to ask, what exactly is the point of fruit so far as the plant growing it is concerned? Say you’re a fruit-bearing tree. You want your offspring (seeds…

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    What’s the Difference Between Fruit & Vegetables?

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

    Quick – what’s your favorite fruit? Did you think of one of the delectable orchard or citrus fruits you may have received in your most recent gift fruit basket from Hale Groves? Oranges, Honeybells, Grapefruits, Apples and Pears are all popular for their sweet flavor, health benefits, and snackability (a piece of fresh fruit is just as satisfying as a sugar-laden doughnut – in fact, more so!). There’s a pretty good chance you didn’t say your favorite fruit is eggplant (for all you may love it). After all, eggplant isn’t a fruit – it’s a vegetable. Isn’t it? Actually –…

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    How Have Fruits Evolved?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts Healthy Eating

    Hale Groves is known for our citrus fruits! Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, Tangerines, Honeybells…we offer some of the best fresh fruit online. And not just citrus…you can buy fruit online from us for every season of the year, from pears in the autumn to peaches in the spring to cherries in the summer, all of it perfect and delicious. Our fruits gifts are handpicked and carefully inspected and sent to you at their peak of ripeness so you can enjoy them at their best no matter what time of year it is. That’s what makes fruit baskets from Hale Groves so…

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    Are Unripe Fruits Healthier for You Than Ripe Fruits?

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

    When you order fruit baskets delivered by Hale Groves, your fruit is still on the tree at the time you place your order – that means it’s perfectly ripe and ready to eat when it arrives! There’s a reason for this…as anyone who’s eaten a banana while it was still green knows, the riper fresh fruit is, the sweeter it tastes. That’s why we leave our famous citrus fruit on the tree as long as possible – the more sunshine it soaks up, the more time the natural sugars have to concentrate so our fruits are always sweet and delicious…

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    Grapefruit Seed Oil vs. Extract

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

    There’s nothing like a good grapefruit at breakfast time…or anytime!  Hale Groves has plenty of grapefruit gifts for your loved ones. Truly, you know you’re getting the best grapefruit when you shop at Hale Groves. Grapefruits have a reputation for being bitter, but ripe grapefruit is tart, never bitter. And when you order a gift fruit basket that contains our famous Ruby Red Grapefruit, you and your loved ones will be able to taste for yourselves just how sweet grapefruit can be! No gifts of fruit ordered from Hale Groves in the winter would be complete without our famous grapefruit.…

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    Is it Okay to Eat Oranges on an Empty Stomach?

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

    Citrus season is here, and it’s a great time to load up on lovely, healthy orange citrus fruit (arguably the most popular of the citrus fruits)! There’s nothing like a fresh orange. Juicy and tangy-sweet, low in calories and high in nutrition, oranges (whether you’re enjoying seedless Navel Oranges or easy-to-peel Mandarin Oranges) are a perfect wintertime snack. Not only are they delicious, but they’re supremely good for you, too. You already know the gift oranges you receive from Hale Groves are packed with vitamin C (making them great for bolstering up your immune system against colds and flus), but…

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    Is “Orange” a Color or a Fruit?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts Healthy Eating

    With the increased availability of Navel Oranges for sale you might find yourself wondering about this oddly named fruit. After all, apples are red, pears are green, plums are purple, and oranges are…well, orange! Why are oranges so named? You may think it’s because all oranges are actually orange whereas not all apples are red (nor are all pears green or all plums purple). The fact is that oranges (navel or otherwise) grown outside the US aren’t always orange – some stay green, and some become almost lemon-yellow. Grove Navels, Temples, Cara Caras: Why is the Fruit Delivered by Hale…

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