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March 22, 2017 by Newsroom Editor

FDOC highlights the peak of Gift Fruit season at grove stands across the state

March 22, 2017 by Newsroom Editor

FDOC highlights the peak of Gift Fruit season at grove stands across the state

BARTOW – The Florida Department of Citrus and its Gift Fruit shippers are offering consumers a wealth of experiences at citrus stands across the state, where fresh-squeezed Florida Orange Juice is on tap and the world’s sweetest fresh oranges, tangerines and grapefruit are available to take home. Each location offers visitors a slice of Florida that the whole family can enjoy.

Dotting the roadways of Florida, citrus grove stands have long been a nostalgic oasis for those who recall visiting the state as children. Today, these places offer fun for the entire family.

“For generations, families have flocked to Florida’s citrus grove stands in search of the best tasting citrus in the world,” said Jeb Hudson, a Florida gift fruit shipper.  “We are proud to offer that and an experience the whole family won’t soon forget.”

Quaint gift shops, charming cafes with citrus-inspired dishes, swamp buggy tours and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the features you’ll encounter on a visit to Florida’s grove stands.

At some locations, learn more about the state’s largest agricultural crop with a packinghouse tour or by picking your own fresh citrus at a U-pick grove.

Florida is the ideal location to grow citrus thanks to our subtropical climate, ample rainfall, plentiful sunshine and unique sandy soil. Handpicked at the peak of ripeness, Florida Citrus is sought after worldwide due to its juiciness and sweet taste.

Fresh Florida Citrus is typically in season November through April.

Visit pickfla.com today to find a Florida Citrus grove stand near you.