Our Special Guide to Florida Citrus.
These are our top selling gift fruits for shipping. We will tell you a little bit about them and how they taste.
The tangelo is a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit. Sometimes referred to as honeybells, tangelos are the size of an adult fist, have a tangerine taste, and are juicy at the expense of flesh.
Tastes: Sweet, Juicy
A sweet, usually seedless orange having at its apex a navel-like formation enclosing an underdeveloped fruit.
Red Navel Oranges
The Red Navel Orange or Cara Cara Navel Orange is a natural mutation that occurred on a Washington navel orange tree. Discovered in 1976 at the Hacienda Cara Cara in Valencia, Venezuela. From Venezuela, it was brought to Florida where it is well-adapted and performs best on a sport rootstock. Red Navels grown in Florida have a veryy deep red color similar to the Star Ruby Grapefruit. The Red Navel is not a cross with a grapefruit and has absolutely no grapefruit flavor. In fact, Red Navel Oranges have a lower acid content than either the Sugar navel, or the Summerfield navel we grow, giving them a sweeter, and slightly milder flavor.
Tastes: Sweeter and slightly milder than regular navels
Ruby Red Grapefruit
The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet fruit, an 18th-century hybrid first bred in Barbados.