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When is Ruby Red Grapefruit in Season?

By: | Comments Off on When is Ruby Red Grapefruit in Season? | On: August 15, 2016 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grapefruits, Indian River Fruit

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Hale Groves Grapefruit is one of the best-tasting and most healthful gifts in our entire collection. We offer three beautiful varieties—ruby red grapefruit, sweet red grapefruit and classic white grapefruit. Our Indian River grapefruit is sweeter and mellower than any grapefruit you have tried. The reason? Florida is the ideal... more

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Why Runners Should Eat More Cherries

By: | Comments Off on Why Runners Should Eat More Cherries | On: May 6, 2016 | Category: Bing Cherries, Cherries, Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Rainier Cherries

Why Runners Should Eat More Cherries

Cherries are a nutritional powerhouse fruit with many incredible health benefits. One cup of raw Rainer cherries or Bing cherries have 87 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Enjoy them now while they are at their peak. Because of their powerful anti-inflammatory... more

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10 Hidden Health Benefits of Mangoes

By: | Comments Off on 10 Hidden Health Benefits of Mangoes | On: May 6, 2016 | Category: Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Mangos

Health Benefits of mangoes

Florida mangoes are truly the best—a combination of a tropical fragrant bouquet, smooth golden flesh and a rich, sweet flavor. Hale Groves selects only the most magnificent fresh mangoes, and rushes them to you straight from the farm. Florida mangoes exude a strong nutritional profile—bursting with antioxidants and more than... more

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How to Store Fresh Georgia Peaches

By: | Comments Off on How to Store Fresh Georgia Peaches | On: May 6, 2016 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grove Fresh Fruit, Peaches

How to store fresh Georgia Peaches

Hale Georgia Peaches arrive earlier than peaches from other regions (around June 13th). Order our hand-selected peaches online for fresh peaches picked at their peak freshness, juiciness and flavor. Whether you enjoy them whole, sliced or combined with other flavors in your favorite dessert, you will want to order your... more

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What is the difference between a Comice Pear and a Bartlett Pear?

By: | Comments Off on What is the difference between a Comice Pear and a Bartlett Pear? | On: April 6, 2016 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grove Fresh Fruit

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Pears are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and they make the perfect healthful snack—filled with nutrients, vitamin C and fiber. Pears make a rare and delicious gift and are an ideal fruit addition to your seasonal table. Order pears online—our customers continue to consistently reorder them... more

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History of the Navel Orange

By: | Comments Off on History of the Navel Orange | On: April 5, 2016 | Category: Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Navel Oranges

History of the Navel Orange

The history of the Navel Orange is a long and interesting one. They are one the most popular citrus fruits, Navel Oranges, were first found in Brazil in the early 1800s, as a mutation on a single branch in the garden of a monastery. Navel Oranges were introduced in Australia... more

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Tangerines Help Protect Against Cancer

By: | Comments Off on Tangerines Help Protect Against Cancer | On: April 11, 2015 | Category: Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Honey Tangerines, Robinson Tangerines, Tangerines

The news that tangerines can help protect people from cancer sounds a little too good to be true. After all, billions of dollars have been used for cancer research, and nearly everyone expects the cure or prevention for this disease to take the form of a complicated chemical medicine. Recent... more

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Understanding the Appeal of Honeybell Tangelos

By: | Comments Off on Understanding the Appeal of Honeybell Tangelos | On: August 18, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

If you could have the perfect citrus fruit, how would it taste? How would it smell? What nutrients would you want it to contain? Some people consider the Honeybell tangelo, also sometimes the Minneola tangelo, to be just about the ultimate in citrus fruit. It’s custom-made, too, a special hybrid... more

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A Brief History of the Navel Orange

By: | Comments Off on A Brief History of the Navel Orange | On: August 7, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

In 1909, the orange blossom was officially designated the State flower of Florida. The trees on which the flowers grow were first planted in Florida by Spanish explorers in the mid-1500s. Of course, the trees also yield fruit, and by the 19th century there was thriving orange industry in the... more

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The Best Florida Oranges Can Be Found At Indian River

By: | Comments Off on The Best Florida Oranges Can Be Found At Indian River | On: August 3, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

There are plenty of great areas in Florida to experience. For the night life and beaches, you can’t beat Miami. For family fun you need to head over to Orlando, the home of Disney World. Further south you can find great vacation spots in Key West. But for the best... more

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