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General Fruit Questions

What is a Duncan Grapefruit?

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.

What is a Pineapple Orange?

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.

Can I have the recipe for Mary Mixon’s Ambrosia?

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.

What if my fruit arrives spoiled or frozen?

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.

What is a “Juice Orange”?

Juice oranges are oranges of any variety selected to have the best characteristics for juicing. They are usually small to medium in size so they fit typical juicers and feel heavy with juice.

What oranges are the sweetest?

All fresh picked Florida oranges are sweet, but Navels, Minneola Tangelos, Murcott Honey Tangerines are perhaps sweeter (less acid) than other varieties. Each variety has its own unique characteristics in color, juice content, flavor, seediness and ease of peeling.

How do I store my fruit after I receive it?

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.

How are Pink Grapefruit and Red Grapefruit different?

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.

Which fruit is seedless?

Of the varieties grown by Mixon, only Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges, Red Grapefruit, and White Grapefruit are considered seedless.  By definition Seedless fruit may contain a few small seeds.

What is an Orlando?

Orlando Tangelo, is a cross between a Duncan Grapefruit and a Dancy Tangerine. They are light orange in color, easy to peel and section, sweet and juicy. Orlandos have seeds and are only available in December.

What is a Murcott?

Also called Honey Tangerine because of their sweet flavor, it’s a cross between a sweet orange and a tangerine. They are medium in size, easy to peel and section, with a deep orange color. Murcotts contain seeds.  Available Late Jan through mid-March.

What is a Minneola?

Minneola Tangelo or Honeybells are a cross between a Dancy Tangerine and a Royal Grapefruit. They are medium to large in size, deep orange and slightly pear shaped. They are very juicy and have a unique flavor. Minneolas contain seeds.  Available Jan to Mid-March.

Which orange is easiest to peel?

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.

Which orange can I use in a salad?

Any orange is delicious in salads but the seedless varieties are easiest to work with. These include Navel(available from Nov to mid- Mar) and Valencia(available mid Febh to early May)


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Hours

Mixon's Groveside Market,
Cafe & Gift Shoppe
 
May - October
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 3pm
November - April
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

Mixon Office Hours
May - October
Monday - Friday: 9am to 3pm (closed Sat. & Sun.)
November - April
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

Contact & Location

Phone: 800 608-2525
Email: custserv@mixon.com
Address: Mixon Fruit Farms,
2525 27th St. E.
Bradenton, FL 34208