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Where Cherries Are From

By: | Comments Off on Where Cherries Are From | On: April 11, 2018 | Category: Cherries, Cherry Season, Fruit Facts

Cakes, ice creams, pastries and milk shakes are great but even better and made more special when served with cherry on top. Cherries are from the Rosaceae family, of genus Prunus and are a fleshy drupe or stone fruit. Commercially harvested edible cherries are produced from very few varieties namely... more

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Are Navel Oranges Good for You?

By: | Comments Off on Are Navel Oranges Good for You? | On: March 15, 2018 | Category: Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Navel Oranges

What are Navel Oranges? The Navel “winter” orange, with its fragrant, easy-to-peel skin, is a popular fruit because of the mouth-watering, delicious plump flesh that has the right combination of sweetness and acidity. You can drink the juice, use it as an appetizer or dessert and everything else in between.... more

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8 Reasons why apples are good for you

By: | Comments Off on 8 Reasons why apples are good for you | On: February 16, 2018 | Category: Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas, Grove Fresh Fruit, Healthy Eating

When it comes to popularity, apples are considered to be one of the top fruit favorites across the globe. You can buy apples in any grocery store or fruit stand; or even order apples online to have gourmet apples sent right to your door. We all like apples not only... more

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January is National Citrus Month

By: | Comments Off on January is National Citrus Month | On: December 27, 2017 | Category: Citrus, Farm Fresh Fruit Gifts, Fruit Facts, Growing Regions

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 Peaches In Season?

By: | Comments Off on When Are Peaches In Season? | On: May 30, 2017 | Category: Fruit Facts, Growing Regions, Holidays, Independence Day, Peaches

At Hale Groves, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, juiciest, ripest fruit—and that includes our peaches. Store fresh peaches at room temperature and avoid storing in the refrigerator until they are fully ripe or becoming overripe. The delicious peach is known to have been around since the 10th century. Originated... 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

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

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

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

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

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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