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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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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

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

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

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 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

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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5 Reasons Why Runners Should Eat More Cherries

By: | Comments Off on 5 Reasons 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

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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