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A Look Inside the Groves – February 2019 Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – February 2019 Hale Groves Update | On: February 14, 2019 | Category: Grove Update

It’s time for the annual Temple Orange harvest. These medium-sized oranges are a super-sweet hybrid of tangerine and orange. They are easy to peel, have few seeds, and are the perfect flavor and juiciness to enjoy out of hand. Abundant ripe Temple Oranges hang low on our trees in the... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – January 2019 Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – January 2019 Hale Groves Update | On: January 17, 2019 | Category: Grove Update

A thin skin makes Honeybells easy to peel, but also makes them far more delicate in the field. We cradle each individual Honeybell by hand and pick them by clipping the stem. This method is slower, but we do it to ensure that your Honeybells always arrive in perfect condition.... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – November Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – November Hale Groves Update | On: November 1, 2018 | Category: Grove Update

Citrus groves are unique in the world of farming in that they provide many areas of tree canopy not only from the citrus trees themselves, but from trees used as windbreaks. Here an egret uses a tree line as cover to take flight in an open area. A statuesque red... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – October Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – October Hale Groves Update | On: September 28, 2018 | Category: Grove Update

In the grove an irrigation pipe provides the perfect perch for a tri-colored heron on the hunt for an early morning meal. Clear blue skies frame the deep green foliage and abundant fruit of the new navel orange crop. Warm sunny days and good rainfall are helping these fruit to... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – September Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – September Hale Groves Update | On: September 1, 2018 | Category: Grove Update

Early morning sunshine dries the last drops of dew as we inspect new Navel Oranges. Although the Navels are still green, the consistent afternoon rains have helped develop nice sized fruit, soon to turn orange and mature into their tempting sweetness. In the grove wildlife is our constant companion, and... more

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A Look Inside the Groves – August Hale Groves Update

By: | Comments Off on A Look Inside the Groves – August Hale Groves Update | On: July 31, 2018 | Category: Grove Update

Work starts early in the grove. Early mornings make for cooler work, and it’s not unusual for us to start that work before sunup. It’s early morning, but our day is well under way

Work starts early in the grove. Early mornings make for cooler work, and it’s not unusual for us to start that work before sunup. It’s early morning, but our day is well under way. Every piece of fruit starts with a flower and a bee, and grows from there. Orange... more

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Best Florida Monthly Fruit Clubs

By: | Comments Off on Best Florida Monthly Fruit Clubs | On: July 14, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Finding the best fruit of the month club selections to give a friend, co-worker or your boss for special events, milestones or the holidays can be a bit confusing. The whole concept behind the fruit of the month clubs is finding the freshest fruit available, right off of the tree... more

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Hale Groves: Indian River Company

By: | Comments Off on Hale Groves: Indian River Company | On: June 28, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Hale Groves has a long history of providing their customers with ripe, delicious Indian River citrus fruit. Customers have enjoyed farm fresh citrus fruits from our Indian River groves since 1947. The Indian River Citrus District offers the ideal climate for growing multiple types of citrus fruits such as Indian... more

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American Grown Citrus Fruit Gifts

By: | Comments Off on American Grown Citrus Fruit Gifts | On: May 27, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Springtime in Florida is unforgettable thanks in part to the fragrance of sweet blossoms of orange, tangerine, grapefruit and other citrus trees perfuming the air. The Florida Department of Agriculture reports that Florida is the second largest top orange producer in the world, with Brazil ranking 1st place. Approximately 95... more

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Hale’s Non-GMO Citrus Fruits

By: | Comments Off on Hale’s Non-GMO Citrus Fruits | On: May 9, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Healthy Gourmet Fruit from Indian River, Florida Gourmet citrus fruits from Hale’s Indian River orchards are protected from pests with natural solutions, not with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Our citrus fruits are protected from disease by using natural predators or insects that control the population of damaging bugs attempting... more

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