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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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Warning: Grapefruit Splash Effect

By: | Comments Off on Warning: Grapefruit Splash Effect | On: June 21, 2012 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grove Update

Ruby Red Grapefruit season ends this week! Get them while you can. They are worth it! Our winter was short and spring has quickly turned to summer as temperatures reach 90+ degrees this week in our area. That means we have to pick our premium Ruby Red Grapefruit a few... more

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Grove Update – June 2013 – Summer rains help oranges grow

By: | Comments Off on Grove Update – June 2013 – Summer rains help oranges grow | On: February 14, 2012 | Category: Grove Update

About our Grove Update: Each month we visit the same navel orange tree to monitor the health and progress of our premium citrus all season long. About our Grove Update tree Scott, our Procurement Manager and life-long citrus expert, chose a 31-year-old navel orange tree west of Vero Beach to... more

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