Gift Fruit Questions

What is the difference between a California Orange and a Florida Orange?

Is there a difference at all? A navel orange from Florida has to be the same as a navel from California. Right? Well, even though many of the fruits are genetically identical, the climate changes the fruit far more than you’d expect. 

California Oranges: California’s climate is very arid with very low yearly rainfall. The days are hot and sunny, and the nights are dry and cool. This weather is ideal for raising oranges with thick, beautiful peels. The dry air keeps superficial blemishes from forming on the peels, making them attractive to supermarket shoppers. Having a thicker peel also aids in keeping them fresh for extended periods. They are ideal for brick and mortar stores, because they last much longer on store shelves. 
Florida Oranges: The oranges that grow in Florida do so in a hotter, wetter climate. As a result, these oranges are much juicier and sweeter. In fact, the majority of Florida’s oranges are used for juicing. The peels are usually thinner, and the oranges are easier to eat out of hand. This makes whole Florida oranges ideal for direct shipping rather than supermarket sales. Since our oranges are shipped straight from the grove to your door, there’s plenty of time to enjoy them. Florida oranges typically last 2-3 weeks when refrigerated.

Which credit cards do you accept?

We accept a variety of credit cards including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

Can I cancel an order?

If your order has not shipped, we will be happy to cancel it. Please note that there is a $15.00 charge to cancel an order. To cancel, please contact our customer service department immediately at 1-800-608-2525.

Is it safe to use my credit card online?

Our site is 100% secure and tested each day to insure that your information is safe. We do not sell or distribute any information about you to anyone.

I need to make a change to my order - how can I do that?

Changes may be requested by contacting our customer service team at 1-800-608-2525 or by email at All changes must be requested a minimum of 48 hours prior to ship week/date. We cannot make changes after the order is packed or shipped.

Can I customize my Monthly Fruit Plan?

We can customize your Monthly Fruit Plan order several ways. You can decide which months you receive your fruit or even which weeks. You do not have to receive shipments exactly one month apart. You can choose the ship weeks. You can also choose the fruit varieties you would like; such as 1st shipment Navel Oranges, 2nd shipment Navel Oranges & Pink Grapefruit Combination, 3rd shipment Temple Oranges. We can customize the dates so that your fruit arrives for a special occasion. You could also choose a specialty box for one of your shipments.

Can I get a box of Coconut Patties put in the fruit box instead of fudge?

Yes, Our add-in products are ½ pound of Mixon Fudge, 5 Gator Toes, 2 Mixon Sweet Roasted Nuts (Almonds and Pecans), 2 Chocolate Fudge Alligators, Assorted Gourmet Chocolates, Jellies, Honey, or an 8 oz. box of Coconut Patties. Other Mixon products may be ordered separately but cannot be included in fruit boxes.

Can I create my own basket selection or do I have to use only the ones in the catalogue?

We do not allow substitutions on our shipped Specialty Gift Boxes or Baskets but you can choose items from our add-in list to create something unique. Any Mixon label products may be ordered and shipped separately.

Is all the fruit grown in the Mixon Fruit Farm Groves?

The majority of our fruit is picked fresh from our groves daily. To maintain our fruit supply we may supplement as required from other quality Florida growers. Our Produce selection, such as Georgia Peaches, is grown and shipped by other family owned farms chosen for their quality products.

Can I get a different jar of jelly in the Tropical Treat?

We do not allow substitutions in our Specialty Gift Boxes, but any Mixon label products may be ordered and shipped separately.

I have fruit with green on the skin – is it ripe?

The peel of Florida oranges range in color from orange, or yellow-orange, to greenish yellow. The bright orange color so frequently associated with maturity, actually results from cooler night temperatures. Color is not an indication of ripeness. Florida oranges have thinner skins and may be yellow-green in color, but are sweet and juicy. They can actually turn orange and then back to green depending on temperatures. Ripe, juicy oranges feel firm and heavy, with skin texture ranging from smooth to pebbly.

Do you ship your juice?

As standard practice, we do not ship our juice. Our juice is so fresh and delicious, occasionally we get special requests. We freeze it and ship it overnight or second day express. The customer must pay the extra express shipping charges.

Do you ship Kumquats?

Kumquats are too fragile and perishable to be shipped, but are available in our store when they are in season.

Can I have more then two types of fruit in one box?

The 30 pound Special Mix Sampler or the 20 pound Variety Trio has 3 different citrus varieties. We choose the very best triple blend of citrus in season. The Special Mix Deluxe version contains three varieties plus two boxes of Kettle Korn, one 10 oz Mixon Guava Jelly, one 10 oz Mixon Honeybell Marmalade, one 8 oz package of Coconut Patties, and one 3 oz package of Mixon Sweet Roasted Almonds. The Deluxe version offers less fruit to make room for the deluxe items. No other size box is available in the triple mix.

Can I change the products in the Specialty Gift Boxes?

Substitutions on Special Gift Boxes are not permitted.

Can I add fudge to a Specialty Gift Box?

Yes, you may add any of the products on our add-in list to a Specialty Gift Box, with the exception of the Triple Gift Pack. (Add-ins not allowed in shipments to Arizona, California, or Texas.)

How many Add-ins can I put in a gift fruit box?

Fudge add-ins are ½ pound boxes chosen from our Fudge flavor selection list. One to four are allowed depending on the size of the fruit box. Gator Toes, Sweet Roasted Nuts, Gourmet Chocolates, Fruit Slice Candies, Jellies, or Orange Blossom Honey may also be chosen to add-in a box or basket. We remove pieces of fruit to make room for the add-ins.

Why can’t I specify a particular type of tangerine?

Tangerines are more fragile and perishable than oranges or grapefruits. For this reason we must reserve the right to choose only the freshest variety available at the time your order is packed. We want to make sure your fruit arrives fresh and delicious.

Do the catalog prices include shipping?

Our catalog prices include shipping to most of the USA. Due to carrier surcharges and fuel price fluctuations, there is an additional Carrier Surcharge. There are additional charges for shipments to Arizona, California, Texas, Canada and FedEx Expedited Shipping. Call 1-800-608-2525 (Local 748-5829) for further information.

Can I specify fruit size?

When available, you may specify fruit size, Medium, Large, or Jumbo, for an up-charge of $3.00 per box. See listings under "Additional Custom Products."

How many pieces of fruit are in each box?

It’s a difficult question to answer accurately because fruit size varies widely by type and season. We can offer approximate counts for Large sized fruit shown in the table below:


10 lb

1/4 Bushel

20 lb

1/2 Bushel

30 lb

3/4 Bushel

40 lb

1 Bushel
































* All varieties

* All varieties

* Murcotts only in ¾ Bushels

* Murcotts only in Bushels













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