Category Archives: Fruit Varieties

Ortaniques Add Caribbean Spice to Florida Citrus

Exceptionally juicy and delicious with a sweet, rich flavor, Florida Ortaniques add a dash of Caribbean spice to the Florida citrus family. Bright orange in color and wonderfully aromatic, Ortaniques originally appeared in Jamaica and were brought to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Florida Researchers Working to Create New Tangerine Varieties

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have taken another giant step down the road to creating new varieties of Florida tangerines. Florida citrus researchers have been working to unlock the genetic codes that give … Continue reading

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How Did Navel Oranges Get Their 'Bellybutton'?

Juicy, sweet and seedless, Florida navel oranges are America’s favorite snacking orange. They’re easy to eat thanks to that odd little “bellybutton” that distinguishes navels from other Florida oranges and gives this unique Florida citrus fruit its whimsical name. Poke your thumbs in … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruits: Tangy and Healthy

  Any Way You Slice it, Citrus Holds Appeal While Offering Health Benefits as Well As Floridians, we enjoy milder spring-like weather when citrus fruits are plentiful. From oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, pineapples and even tomatoes, the choices are colorful … Continue reading

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Squeeze Proper Nutrition Into Your Diet With Fresh Florida Orange Juice

  TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 03/14/11 — Attention News/Health/Food & Lifestyle Editors: As March is Nutrition Month in Canada, it is a great time to consider the importance and impact proper nutrition has on healthy living. But in order … Continue reading

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Pythons and citrus and iguanas, oh my! Frigid Florida copes

Ordinarily a sunny playground that mocks the rest of winter-suffering America, Miami, Florida, was in sore need of a giant Snuggie on Sunday.There wasn’t a scantily clad beautiful person at any of the outside tables at South Beach’s tony Balans … Continue reading

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Fern growers fear worst from frost

By Eloísa Ruano González and Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel Volusia County fern growers have watered their plants relentlessly the past several nights hoping to prevent frost. Despite their efforts, the damage looks chilling. Central Florida’s fern industry – which … Continue reading

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