Hale Honeybells

Experience the rare pleasure known to Florida fruit connoisseurs. For years the rumors flew: Somewhere in the remote backwaters, up the creeks that feed Florida’s Indian River, there grew a fruit so rare- so sublimely sweet and delicious- that most growers and grove hands would deny its very existence. A fruit so scarce and wonderful to eat, the old timers would hoard the entire crop exclusively for their own families and friends.

We know that fruit as the legendary Hale Honeybell: Brilliant, bright orange, bursting with luscious juice and honeyed flavor.  Honeybells are a unique cross between the delicately flavored Dancy Tangerine and sweet Duncan Grapefruit. They’re still extremely rare-harvested only in January and when we’re lucky another week or two into February.

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