long for my gift to arrive?
We process all of our gift orders the day they are received both
email and telephone orders. We deliver your fruit when you want
it to arrive. All gifts are packed into crush-proof boxes, shipped
in an insulated truck to protect the fruit from heat and cold
to the local post office in the city where your fruit will be
delivered. Delivery averages around 4 days from the date it is
shipped. The shipping date is determined by the date that you
want your gift to arrive.
much does it cost to deliver my fruit?
All prices in this website include shipping in the USA. Please
note there is an additional $15.00 US for shipments to Canada
If, you need to send your gift in 2-3 days in the continental
United States, we will ship up to one-bushel fruit (size), via
Expedited Delivery; after sending you a quoted shipping cost
for your approval. You of course may ship as many gifts as you
would like; we just have to limit the size to one bushel. Please
call us about the extra charges and delivery schedules, 800.713.7848
are the Florida-Citrus Varieties available?
NOVEMBER THROUGH MAY
Unless you order a specific variety of fruit, we pack and ship
the most select and freshest oranges in season, mixed with Ruby
Red Grapefruit. We have provided a separate web page just for
citrus variety availability. Even though we try to predict when
a variety will be ready, Mother Nature sometimes varies the ripening
process, so it is always good to inquire if your favorite is
still available. In
Season Citrus Calendar
are my gifts packed?
We custom select and hand pack each gift box. We use an exclusive
and colorful gift box that has an integral hinged lid that fully
protects your gift fruit during shipment. Most shipping services
do not offered this level of shipping protection. Another benefit
of our integral lid is the ease of refrigerator storage that
our gift trays allow you or your recipient to preserve our special
grove-fresh quality by storing the box (es) directly in the refrigerator.
As an added bonus you can use each individual box as an attractive
gift. For example, order a one-bushel box of fruit and you will
have four separate covered boxes to give to your friends. We
are also using a special sealing tape and inspection methods
to insure your gift arrives just like we packed it. Look for
Inpector Stanley on the packing tape.
kind of package material is used in the box?
We have variety of packing materials to use. Depending upon the
variety of fruit you have selected we carefully wrap each one
in colorful tissue, straw or shredded tissue to protect and insulate
it during shipping. Especially delicate fruit is cushioned by
a layer of foam on the bottom of the gift tray. We do everything
we can to make sure that each piece of Florida-Citrus fruit reaches
your doorstep in grove fresh condition.
much fruit should I order?
This is the eternal question...We at Florida-Citrus suggest you
order a minimum of 1/2 bushel of gift fruit. Since our fruit
is grove-fresh our tree-ripe Oranges and Grapefruit will stay
fresh in the refrigerator for two to four weeks. We know that
the nutritional folks recommend that you have at least five servings
of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. Soooo....a 1/2 bushel
of fresh Florida-Citrus will easily provide enough fruit for
one person for about a week. (Unless they are like us and eat
the whole 1/2 bushel in two days!) Each gift tray is packed with
as much fruit as it can hold. The size of the fruit and variety
will vary the number of fruits each tray can hold. However each
tray will weigh approximately eleven pounds. So for a rule of
thumb we provide the following chart:
For one Person......................1/2 Bushel (2 Trays)
For 2 to 3 People..................1/2 - 1 Bushel (2-4 Trays)
For 4 to 6 People...................3/4 - 1 Bushel (3-4 Trays)
For more than 6 People.........1 - 1-1/2 Bushel(4-6 Trays)
do I Customize my gift?
We can customize your gift with a variety of FREE gift liners.
During the ordering process you can select from any of the following
do I send a Citrus fruit gift to arrive each month?
We have two different programs. The first is for 3 months and
the second is for 6 months. Follow this link to the Calendar
do I order?
We can take your order in a variety of ways:
The easy way is to use our on line Secure
Server Layer (SSL) order system.
You can also give us a call at our Gift
Fruit Catalogue number 800.713.7848
and place your order with one
of our Gift Consultants.
We have a selection of items that are only
available via on-line ordering. You can email us an order using
the email link on the item page, however, DO NOT send your credit
card information with this email form. We will email you or if
you provide us with a phone number, give you a call back to finish
up the order.
You can call us directly at the Grove
863.670.6963 and place an order. Leave your name, number and
best time to call if you miss us, since we are usually out in
the barn or grove tending to the trees and fruit.
is SSL and how safe is it?
Secure Server Layer or SSL is extremely safe. The basics consist
of a complex numerical algorithm that scrambles the information
you are transmitting from your computer to our website. Your
Browser software can recognize our SSL software and will tell
you when the secure link has been established. You may see a
pop-up screen telling you that you are about to receive a secure
document and you will see either the "key" or "padlock"
in the lower left portion of your monitor join together. If you
do not see the key or padlock join together, do not fill out
the form, contact us via email
or use the 800.713.7848
or 863.670.6963 numbers to notify
us the SSL is not working and to place your order. We have the
following links and information available for you to read if
you wish to learn more or do some more research. In its most
basic form, online ordering is very safe. Once you complete your
order selection and you are ready to check out, your computer
and browser software enters into a direct link with our SSL server.
Once your credit card information is entered it is transferred
over a direct link to First Data Corporation's computer and then
transmitted directly to our financial institution. We use Virtual
Cart as the SSL provider, because of their close relationship
with First Data Corporation and to our financial institution.
about the Internet only order items?
We have a variety of items
that are only available via Internet SSL ordering, e-mail requests
or by calling the Grove number 863.670.6963.
These items are identified on each of their pages, if we have
missed one please call or send an Email.
about my personal information I give you over the Internet?
We consider it just that,
your personal and private information. We do not sell, or publish
any information you impart to us.
I get "Spammed" from your company?
No. However, we will from
time to time send you email letting you know about any sales,
specials, or new items we have. It will be information much like
you receive now from other Stores and Catalogue's you shop in.