Category Archives: Florida Oranges

Florida Tangelos Are Flavorful Result of Ancient Pollination Accident

Somewhere in Southeast Asia more than 3,500 years ago, a bee’s erratic flight led to the accidental pollination between a mandarin orange and a grapefruit. The result was a fruit that shared characteristics with of many of its citrus cousins … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Florida Navel Oranges

There’s much more to Florida navel oranges than vitamin C. Well known for their high vitamin C content – one 8-ounce glass of Florida orange juice supplies 100% or more of the daily recommended requirement for vitamin C — Florida … Continue reading

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How Did Florida Navel Oranges Get Their ‘Bellybutton’?

How Florida navel oranges got their name is no mystery. The protuberance at the blossom end of this distinctive-looking orange looks like a human bellybutton, hence the “navel” in its name. But what put the navel in Florida navel oranges? … Continue reading

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More Florida Citrus Favorites Coming into Season Soon!

The Florida citrus season is in full swing with more of your favorite varieties scheduled to come into season over the next few months. You still have one more month to enjoy Florida navel oranges. We’ll still be shipping America’s … Continue reading

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Homemade Florida Orange Sorbet Makes Refreshing Dessert

Florida Citrus Shells are an elegant way to serve holiday desserts. (Click the link for how-to instructions.) Fill orange shells with ice cream or sherbet and serve with a plate of our luscious Key Lime and Orange Walnut Thimble Cookies. For … Continue reading

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How to Turn Florida Citrus Shells into Decorative Holiday Servers

If you’re looking for unique ideas to add pizzazz to your holiday table, use the scooped out shells of Florida oranges and Florida grapefruit as serving containers. Florida orange shells are just the right size to hold individual servings. Use … Continue reading

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Why Does Santa Put Florida Oranges in Christmas Stockings?

When you were a kid remember digging past the candy and toys to the bottom of your Christmas stocking and pulling out a bright, shiny Florida orange? Finding an orange in the toe of your Christmas stocking is an old … Continue reading

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