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How Hale Grows Florida Tangerines

By: | Comments Off on How Hale Grows Florida Tangerines | On: April 22, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

The perfect time to get your ripe Florida tangerines picked fresh for you by Hale Groves is from October through April during their harvest season. Hale Groves guarantee these extraordinary seedless tangerines are unlike any you’ve ever tasted or peeled before. Hale’s beautiful orchards are right along Florida’s Indian River,... more

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Growing & Harvesting Valencia Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Growing & Harvesting Valencia Oranges | On: April 16, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Florida Valencia Oranges are known to be one of the most delicious, and sweetest varieties of citrus anywhere in the United States. One of the reasons Valencia Oranges end up being so packed full of vitamins is the way they are grown, which is a little different from other oranges.... more

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Ortaniques: Natural Orange-Tangerine Hybrid

By: | Comments Off on Ortaniques: Natural Orange-Tangerine Hybrid | On: March 29, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Did you know there are more than ten types of commonly grown citrus fruit in Florida? At Hale Groves we offer one that we bet you’ve never heard of before; the Ortanique! This naturally grown hybrid is a combination of a juicy navel orange, and a sublime tangerine. The history... more

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Lifecycle of Florida Citrus Fruit Gifts

By: | Comments Off on Lifecycle of Florida Citrus Fruit Gifts | On: February 22, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Do you ever wonder where those delicious Florida citrus fruit gifts come from? What is the journey of the oranges and grapefruits before they arrive on your doorstep?  If so, follow along as we take a walk along the pathway that Florida’s tasty fruits follow before they can be sent... more

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How Taste Buds Interpret The Sweet and Sour of Citrus

By: | Comments Off on How Taste Buds Interpret The Sweet and Sour of Citrus | On: February 22, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

Citrus fruits are both sweet and sour due to the combination of sugar and citric acid in them. The more acidic a fruit is, meaning bitterness and sugar it contains, the sweeter it tastes. Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and lemons are all a combination of both sweet and sour. Citrus growers... more

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Business Gift Baskets – Are citrus fruits the best gift?

By: | Comments Off on Business Gift Baskets – Are citrus fruits the best gift? | On: February 22, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

As you look for appropriate gifts to give your clients this year to thank them for their continued business, it is important to find gifts that appeal to a broad spectrum of people. One of the best gifts to give for client appreciation is a delicious, healthy fresh fruit basket... more

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Hale Groves: A History of Excellence

By: | Comments Off on Hale Groves: A History of Excellence | On: February 20, 2015 | Category: Grove Update

The Hale Groves story began like so many American traditions, with the dream of a single person. In 1939, Steve Hale, Jr. visited Vero Beach, Florida while on his spring break from Georgia Tech. During his trip, Hale met a man that would change his life forever. This man explained... more

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A Visit to the Indian River Citrus Museum

By: | Comments Off on A Visit to the Indian River Citrus Museum | On: November 22, 2014 | Category: Grove Update

If you are enjoying a visit in Vero Beach, Florida, then one place you should not miss is The Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum. At the museum, you can revisit Vero Beach’s history and learn about the people who settled the area and founded the growing citrus fruit... more

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Brix and Acids: The Cornerstones of Citrus Flavor

By: | Comments Off on Brix and Acids: The Cornerstones of Citrus Flavor | On: November 22, 2014 | Category: Grove Update

Did you ever wonder how citrus growers develop specific tastes in their fruit? Oranges come in a range of flavors; some are more sweet and juicy, while others are more acidic. It is important to maintain a balance when growing oranges to keep them from getting too acidic or without... more

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Gift Citrus vs. Grocery Store

By: | Comments Off on Gift Citrus vs. Grocery Store | On: November 19, 2014 | Category: Grove Update

The gift of food can be a great idea, especially when you just don’t know what to get for someone who has everything. With so many people watching what they eat, however, it can be hard to know what and where to buy the gifts. Fortunately, citrus gifts are a... more

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