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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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Where do oranges come from? A first-hand experience in a Florida orange and grapefruit grove

By: | Comments Off on Where do oranges come from? A first-hand experience in a Florida orange and grapefruit grove | On: November 27, 2013 | Category: Grove Update

Welcome to the new Grove Update, a weekly blog and monthly e-newsletter to keep you connected with the finest Indian River oranges and grapefruit in the country. We’re here to keep you up-to-date on the health, status and deliciousness of Hale’s premium citrus products all year long. Our first issue... more

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How Many Oranges or Grapefruit Are in a Bushel?

By: | Comments Off on How Many Oranges or Grapefruit Are in a Bushel? | On: November 30, 2012 | Category: Grove Update

A bushel is a standard unit of measurement for most produce. However, many of us non-farmers are stumped when presented with the option of ordering by the 1/4, 1/2 or full bushel. So here is a quick guide to help when you’re confronted with bushels on your next purchase. Keep... more

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