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.

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.)

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.

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 Navel and Orlando are perhaps more sweet (less tart) than other varieties. Navels tend to be sweeter after cool weather arrives.

What is the difference between Supreme and Regular Oranges and Grapefruit?

Supreme fruit is hand selected for the highest quality of appearance and size, not necessarily Jumbo in size.

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.

What kind of fruit is in the Special Mix Sampler?

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.

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.

Which fruit is seedless?

Of the varieties grown by Mixon, only Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Red Grapefruit, and Golden Grapefruit are considered seedless. Click here to view all fruit varieties.

What is an Orlando?

Orlando, a 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.

What is a Murcott?

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.

What is a Minneola?

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.

Which orange is easiest to peel?

Temple oranges with “zipper” skins are easiest to peel, available from February to mid March. Temple oranges do contain seeds.

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- Jan) and Valencia (available mid March to early May)


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