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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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Why US Citrus is Better than Imported Citrus

It is becoming more and more apparent just how important it is to consume products that are grown in or originate from the United States. Citrus makes up one fifth of all of the fruit that is consumed in the … Continue reading

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Florida citrus industry to induct hall of fame members

By Doug Ohlemeier Bernard Egan, the founder of one of Florida’s leading citrus growing and packing organizations is a member of the 2010 class of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame.

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Old Man Winter puts squeeze on Florida orange growers

Jeff Casale MIAMI—Florida growers have yet to determine how much damage their crops suffered from the cold snap that gripped most of the country the first week of January, but insurance experts say much of the expected losses will be … 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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Flying Under the Radar

by TomCan it really bee possible that there are people who still do not realize the importance of pollinating insects to our food supply. Sadly enough, I can answer my own question. Approximately 1/3 of our food supply is directly … Continue reading

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Carambola – a Star of a Fruit

Posted on December 4, 2009 by Melissa Have you ever tried the tropical fruit carambola (also known as star fruit)? It is delicious! To me carambola tastes like the sweet part of a SweeTART candy. It is crisp almost like … Continue reading

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