All posts in Florida Oranges

What’s the difference between Navel Oranges and Valencia Oranges?

By: | Comments Off on What’s the difference between Navel Oranges and Valencia Oranges? | On: July 9, 2018 | Category: Citrus, Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges

Oranges are one of nature’s wonders; they are naturally tasty, refreshingly flavorful and utterly healthy. However, although all oranges are great and have numerous benefits, all orange varieties are not created equal. Some orange varieties are sweeter while some are more tart. Some oranges are small and some are big,... more

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Ways to eat a Valencia Orange

By: | Comments Off on Ways to eat a Valencia Orange | On: June 27, 2018 | Category: Valencia Oranges

Summer heat can be oppressive and nearly bleed you dry, but sweet, juicy summer Florida Valencia oranges are here to quench your thirst and save the day. These medium-sized, golden-hued, sweet oranges have a well-balanced, classic, sweet-tart orange taste and brightly-colored juice making them the ultimate orange for juicing. It... 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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Are Navel Oranges Good for You?

By: | Comments Off on Are Navel Oranges Good for You? | On: March 15, 2018 | Category: Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Navel Oranges

What are Navel Oranges? The Navel “winter” orange, with its fragrant, easy-to-peel skin, is a popular fruit because of the mouth-watering, delicious plump flesh that has the right combination of sweetness and acidity. You can drink the juice, use it as an appetizer or dessert and everything else in between.... more

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When are Valencia Oranges in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Valencia Oranges in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas, Valencia Oranges

The delicious taste of these gorgeous oranges will almost make you forget how healthy they are. Packed full of rich vitamins and minerals, these decadent fruits make an amazing juicy treat. Hale Groves’ Valencia Oranges are so full, bright and tasty that they require a bit more time on the... more

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When are Temple Oranges in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Temple Oranges in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas, Grove Fresh Fruit, Temple Oranges

Known as Hale’s “Queen of the Crop,” Temple Oranges are perfectly sweet and delivered bright and beautiful. These everyday oranges are eaten for any occasion: breakfast, snack or for juicing, and their easily sectioned flesh makes them great for use in salads or desserts. The bright and tangy flavor mixed... more

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When are Sugar Belles in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Sugar Belles in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Citrus Gifts, Clementines, Fruit Facts, Honeybells

What may look like a miniature version of Hale Groves’ world-famous Honeybell is actually a Sugar Belle: a cross between luscious Honeybells and clementines. As a clementine family member, the Sugar Belle has an easy-to-peel “zipper” skin and an extremely complex and tasty flesh. The sweetness of the Honeybell mixed... more

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When Are Honeybells In Season?

By: | Comments Off on When Are Honeybells In Season? | On: November 21, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Honeybells

Honeybells are known as the orange-lover’s orange—though they really aren’t oranges at all! Fragrant, seedless, and bursting with sweet juice, this hard-to-find citrus is a unique cross between the richly flavored Dancy Tangerine and honey-sweet Duncan Grapefruit. The season for Florida Honeybells is quite short—harvested only in January and (when... more

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When are Navel Oranges in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Navel Oranges in Season? | On: November 21, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Citrus Gifts, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas, Grove Fresh Fruit, Healthy Eating, Holidays, Navel Oranges

Navel oranges are one of the most classic varieties of citrus available. Prized for their mild, sweet flavor and versatility, navels are so called because of their distinctive stem end which resembles a belly button! Peak season for Florida navel oranges is October through February, perfect timing for sending as... more

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11 People Who Want a Fruit Basket Now

By: | Comments Off on 11 People Who Want a Fruit Basket Now | On: June 28, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Baskets, Gift Baskets, Gift Ideas, Grapefruits, Holidays, Independence Day, Navel Oranges

Have you ever given a fruit basket as a gift? I actually had never done so before because I did not know where to order reputable fruit baskets or which online companies I could trust. Last fall, however, I ordered my first fruit basket from Hale Groves—and I was hooked.... more

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