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Fresh Indian River Fruit

By: | Comments Off on Fresh Indian River Fruit | On: August 3, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

Getting back to basics is often a good thing, especially when it comes to our diets. For the last two decades, the U.S. government has been imploring its citizens to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The popular food pyramid guide that was introduced in the early 1990s prominently featured... more

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The Story of Temple Oranges

By: | Comments Off on The Story of Temple Oranges | On: August 2, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas

Oranges are one of the oldest and most diverse fruits on the planet. They originated in Southeast Asia more than five thousand years ago. Prone to mutation and easily crossed with other species (hybridization), there were more than six hundred distinct varieties of the fruit at last count. Today we... more

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Honeybells Are Limited Edition Fruits

By: | Comments Off on Honeybells Are Limited Edition Fruits | On: July 24, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Honeybells

Limited edition gives anything an air of prestige. When there are only a certain number or something is available for a short window of time, it becomes limited edition. Desirable Honeybells are limited edition fruits only available between late December and early February each year. This heavenly hybrid cross between... more

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Fun Facts About Tangerines

By: | Comments Off on Fun Facts About Tangerines | On: July 13, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Mandarin Oranges, Tangerines

The history of the tangerine is quite interesting. The tangerine is actually a variety of the Mandarin Orange, which is native to Southeastern Asia. The name “tangerine” originates from Tangier, Morocco that was the port from which the very first batches of the tangerine fruit were shipped from Tangier, Morocco... more

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Temple Oranges from Florida

By: | Comments Off on Temple Oranges from Florida | On: July 12, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Temple Oranges

Florida has been the U.S. leader in citrus fruit production for over a century. Though they are the world leader in grapefruit production, the orange is easily their largest crop. At last count, there were over sixty distinct orange varieties in the Sunshine State. Since ninety-five percent of the total... more

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Fast Facts About Florida Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Fast Facts About Florida Oranges | On: July 11, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts

You already know that Florida oranges are packed with nutrition and taste great, but did you know that Florida oranges are some of the best in the world because of the unique growing conditions found in Florida? Florida oranges are more than just a delicious snack. They have a long... more

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The Polly Hale Newsletter June 2002: Fun Facts About Citrus

By: | Comments Off on The Polly Hale Newsletter June 2002: Fun Facts About Citrus | On: July 7, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts

Following are fun facts about citrus fruits you probably did not know and some of them might surprise you: 1. The peel of an orange has the most vitamin C. Even if you don’t enjoy eating the peel, a medium orange has about 66 mg. of Vitamin C, which is... more

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Red Grapefruit: A “Renaissance” Fruit?

By: | Comments Off on Red Grapefruit: A “Renaissance” Fruit? | On: July 4, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Red grapefruit may have originated in Texas, but nothing quite compares to those grown in the Atlantic-washed climate of Florida groves. Right about the same time the Great Depression descended upon the U.S. in 1929, the famed Ruby Red grapefruit was discovered as a spontaneously mutated “sport” on a pink... more

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When it Comes to Taste Nothing Beats Fruit From an Indian River Fruit Company

By: | Comments Off on When it Comes to Taste Nothing Beats Fruit From an Indian River Fruit Company | On: July 1, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

If you want to give your friends and family the best tasting fruit that you can buy it has to come from an Indian River fruit company. The Indian River district of Florida has a reputation around the world for producing the world’s finest citrus fruit, and when people want... more

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The Different Types of Grapefruit

By: | Comments Off on The Different Types of Grapefruit | On: June 30, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grapefruits

The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruit with a bitter to sweet tasting, which was originally named the “forbidden fruit”. Grapefruits have a yellow-orange skin and their insides are segmented and acidic, varying in color. The most popular varieties are White Grapefruit, Pink Grapefruit and Ruby Red Grapefruit and they... more

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