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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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Q: Are Tangerines Seedless?

By: | Comments Off on Q: Are Tangerines Seedless? | On: December 8, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

A: No…tangerines have seeds. But wait…you’re sure you’ve eaten a seedless tangerine before, right? Actually, what you probably had was a clementine. Like tangerines, clementines are a type of mandarin. They look similar to tangerine fruit, but they’re not quite the same. You don’t lose points for thinking a clementine... more

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Delivering Fresh Oranges From Florida

By: | Comments Off on Delivering Fresh Oranges From Florida | On: December 8, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Florida Navel Oranges

Fresh Florida oranges from Hale Groves: is it a tradition for you to send them to a long-distance loved one each year? Or maybe you’re the one who looks forward to receiving a box of Christmas oranges from a special someone. Either way, you might be concerned about shipping delays... more

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What is the Difference Between Tangerines & Clementines?

By: | Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Tangerines & Clementines? | On: November 30, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

Are clementines tangerines? Are tangerines oranges? With over 160 varieties and hybrids of mandarins, it’s no wonder people get confused. In fact, the terms mandarin and tangerine are used interchangeably throughout the USA, even though they’re not the same. Tangerines and clementines aren’t the same fruit, either, but they are... more

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What’s the difference between Sugar Belles and Honeybells?

By: | Comments Off on What’s the difference between Sugar Belles and Honeybells? | On: November 23, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

What are Honeybells? Also known as the honeybell tangelo, the honeybell orange is a tangerine/grapefruit hybrid that combines the sweet and sour taste of both fruits. They’re very juicy, with a loose, easy-to-peel skin that makes them easier to eat than other oranges. You can easily recognize honeybell oranges by... more

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What’s the difference between Tangerines and Mandarins?

By: | Comments Off on What’s the difference between Tangerines and Mandarins? | On: November 23, 2020 | Category: Fruit Facts

There they are among the citrus fruits in the produce section…they’re small, round, orange, and fragrant. They’re tangerines! Wait…they’re mandarins. Which are they?! Just what is the difference between a tangerine and a mandarin? Tangerine vs. Mandarin Technically, a tangerine orange is a mandarin orange. But while all tangerines are... more

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