January is National Citrus Month

By: | Comments Off on January is National Citrus Month | On: January 3, 2017 | Category: Citrus, Farm Fresh Fruit Gifts, Fruit Facts, Growing Regions

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January—the first full month of winter—brings cold temperatures and, with its winter chill, the peak season for citrus. Grown best in colder weather, citrus hits its prime now, making January the perfect time for National Citrus Month. Lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, tangerines and pomelos are just a few of the... 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

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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

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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 Tangerines in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Tangerines in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Citrus Gifts, Florida Tangerine, Fruit Facts, Tangerines

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The first-choice fruit for children, sweet and easy to eat tangerines will become a favorite for the whole family. Tangerines are a unique citrus with a heavenly and flavorfully sweet flesh. Hale Groves’ tangerines, with their smaller-than-an-orange appearance and an almost too-easily peeled thin skin, have a wide harvesting window... more

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When are Tangelos in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Tangelos in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Tangelos

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Known as the ideal “peel-and-eat fruit,” Hale Groves’ Orlando tangelos make the perfect juicy snack for every occasion. This gorgeous fruit wears an extremely thin skin that will zip right off so it can be effortlessly enjoyed. Exquisite tangerine and white grapefruit flavors combine for a truly delicious taste. These... 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

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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 Comice Pears in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When are Comice Pears in Season? | On: December 29, 2016 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grove Fresh Fruit, Healthy Eating

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Comice Pears are a holiday classic and the perfect gift for any friend or family member. Grown in an orchard in the Pacific Northwest by harvesters who share Hale Groves’ passion for product quality, these lovely fruits make the ideal addition to the festive season. Comice Pears are the first... 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

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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

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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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When is Deep Red Grapefruit in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When is Deep Red Grapefruit in Season? | On: August 15, 2016 | Category: Citrus, Gift Ideas, Grapefruits

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Every bit as sweet and seedless as its ruby red cousin, this bright, glowing variety delivers just as much juice and intense grapefruit flavor. Deep red grapefruit has a warm, crimson-blush outside, which adds depth and richness to the deep, dark red flesh inside. Deep red grapefruit is in season... more

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