General Fruit Questions
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.
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.
The Special Mix Sampler is a sectioned 30 lb. box containing three varieties of fruit selected by Mixons for the best available on the day it's packed and shipped. It has two equal sized sections, one for oranges and one for either tangerines or tangelos, plus a larger section for Grapefruit.
Also called Honey Murcott 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.
Minneolas, a Tangelo, sometimes called 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 slightly tangy taste. Minneolas contain seeds.