General Fruit Questions
A Duncan Grapefruit is almost round and has a smooth, light yellow rind. The flesh is very pale yellow, juicy, and very seedy. The flavor is considered by many to be superior to similar seedless grapefruit varieties. In flavor, Duncan has remained the standard of grapefruit excellence in Florida. However, Duncan grapefruit are no longer grown commercially because of the excessive seed count. White Seedless Grapefruit are available mid-Dec through mid_Jan and are close to the flavor of Duncan.
An excellent juice or eating orange. A midseason fruit, medium to large size, round to oval, orange color, pebbly peel. Has seeds. The Pineapple orange is acclaimed for its juicy sweetness. (It does not taste like a pineapple.) Pineapple oranges are the oldest cultivated variety in Florida but are rapidly being replaced by other newer seedless varieties. We no longer offer Pineapple oranges for shipment.
Yes, Ingredients are: Oranges: Section or cut into chunks. Amount depends on the size of your group – Oranges are the main ingredient. Pineapple: Canned, unsweetened, and drained. Cut in small chunks, just enough to flavor. Coconut: Shredded, just a small amount. Red Maraschino Cherries: Cut in halves – for color during the Holidays, use Red and Green. Preparation: Combine oranges, pineapple and cherries – chill (it should be juicy). About 1 hour before serving, mix in coconut. For a festive look sprinkle more coconut on top and a few cherries for decoration. Always best when served fresh.
Note: Cherries color will fade if prepared and stored for several days due to the acid content of the orange.
All of our fruit is guaranteed to arrive fresh and in good condition when we are furnished with a correct and complete delivery address. Any damaged or spoiled fruit will be replaced or, if you prefer, if less than 12 pieces are damaged, a credit coupon is issued for use on your next order. The credit coupon can be issued to the sender or the recipient and may also be used in Mixon's Bradenton Florida Store.
Oranges last longest in a cool area that’s well ventilated. Keep them off the floor to help keep the air moving around the fruit. Oranges maintain their “just picked” freshness for up to six weeks when stored between 30 & 50 degrees F. The best temperature range for grapefruit is between 50 & 55 degrees F. The skin is sensitive to cold and blemishes appear but it does not affect the fruit inside. Citrus keeps longer if refrigerated.
These are very similar in taste but Pink is a little juicier and slightly less acidic. The segments of Red are more pinkish to reddish in color, while the Pink is light to nearly white in color. Pink grapefruit are no longer available as they are rapidly being replaced by Red Grapefruit due to the popularity of the deeper red color of the segments and red blush on the skin.
Temple oranges (now renamed to Royal Tangerines) with “zipper” skins are easiest to peel Temple oranges do contain 2-3 seeds per section with a unique sweet tangy taste and loaded with juice. Temples are very tender to process and ship - for that reason are being phased out of commercial production. Limited availability in February.