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  • A Look Inside the Groves – October 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    October Grove Update: We’re thrilled so far with what we’re seeing across all of our varieties. Last years cooler, drier winter is paying off. The bloom was very uniform, which should translate to more consistent maturity and sizing. Grapefruit specifically is looking fantastic. During the summer, the trees are in a vegetative phase and utilize their resources for vegetation . The shift in weather patterns from summer rain to dry fall is what triggers the tree to transition out of the vegetative phase and move toward fruit maturation. Basically, “growing” season is over for the tree and the resources are…

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    A Look Inside the Groves – September 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    Grove Update: Pear and Apple Orchards This season the Apples and Pears are looking great thanks to a very productive bloom on the trees! We have an excellent fall crop with volume growing to be even larger than last years. As we move our of the Summer heat and into the Fall, the cooler nights will bring out that great, crisp favor we all look for in these tasty treats.

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    A Look Inside the Groves – August 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    Grove Update: The Empress plum tree is a very productive crop that bears a tasty, large, blue/violet fruit. This season we expect this delicious fruit to be firm, sweet, and juicy! Our Empress plum trees grow best in full sun with well-drained soil and have truly outdone themselves this year! We look forward to an incredible season!

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    A Look Inside the Groves – July 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    Grove Update: Coming into July our Heritage Ruby Red Grapefruit are as good as they get! The internal and external color is absolutely stunning and they are exceptionally sweet with enough acid to give it that wonderful balance that you expect in premium grapefruit. We look forward to what the rest of the season brings!

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    A Look Inside the Groves – June 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: Heritage Valencia Oranges Update: Take a look behind the scenes of our delicious Heritage Citrus, see what is available now and enjoy our New Summer Catalog! Our Valencia groves are looking great and the external color is that perfect orange. The internal quality is good as well and will improve and the weather continues to warm up. We should have ample supply as we move into the summer months.

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    A Look Inside the Groves – May 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: Georgia Peaches: Our dedicated and passionate orchard hands work continuously toward sustainable, eco-conscious farming techniques that will keep producing the very best fruits today and for years to come. Our fruit is looking similar to last years harvest, which means the will be just as juicy and delicious as you remember! We are looking forward to an excellent season..  

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    A Look Inside the Groves – April 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: Cara Cara Navel Oranges are known for their beautiful , deep red flesh, extraordinary flavor and abundant juice. Our Cara Cara trees are producing some of the best quality fruit that we’ve tasted in years.  The sugar content is as high as we’ve ever tested and the acids are very mellow as we move into Spring. They will continue to be excellent until the end of April.  

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    A Look Inside the Groves – March 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: The Goldenbelle® crop is looking great this year. There are less overall pieces on the trees, which results in each piece receiving more nutrients than when we have heavier crops. Less pieces is a good thing! In addition, we’re looking at slightly larger fruit sizes and higher brix/sugar levels than last season. We will have plenty of delicious fruit for all of our customers.  

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    A Look Inside the Groves – February 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: Temples: The temple crop is coming along as scheduled. The cold weather over the last few weeks has brought on a rich orange color for both the inside and outside of the fruit. These delicious little beauties will only have them available for a few weeks. Honeybell Update: In early December, we had some cool nights that were bringing the Honeybells along nicely. Just before Christmas, and into the new year, the weather warmed up and slowed the maturity up a bit. Luckily, we’ve had some cold weather for a few weeks which has brought on that…

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  • Honeybells in the grove

    A Look Inside the Groves – January 2022 Hale Groves Update

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Grove Update

    From the Groves: Honeybells are the orange-lover’s dream! This season we have one of the best crops that we have witnessed in years! These Honeybells are fragrant and bursting with juice! The harvest on these rare delicacies has begun and are being prepared to ship. These delicious treats are only available from January to possibly mid-February while supplies last, but our supply is bountiful. Because of their fantastic flavor and limited availability, they are in huge demand. Order now before they’re gone!  

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