Honeybells Ready to Ship
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Availability Jan 2 to Feb 7
Status Avail. Next Season
Shipped to US* (excluding AZ, CA, LA, TX)
*excluding AK, HI

Honeybells

Once Florida's best kept secret, Honeybells are coveted from southern Florida to Seattle, Washington for their juiciness, honey sweetness and bright citrus flavor. Available for only a few short weeks starting in January, this fruit provides a burst of refreshing sunshine right when it's most needed.

Honeybell lovers begin ordering this special fruit in the Fall. With supplies limited by the short harvest season we urge you to Please Order Early to reserve your special Honeybell treat.

Prefer to order mixed Honeybells and Ruby Red Grapefruit? Select Reds and Bells. For deluxe styles select Deluxe Bells.

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Honeybell Juice

Honeybells are enjoyed for fresh eating out of hand, however the juice of the Honeybell is also very delicious. The juice will generally hold its flavor for 2-3 days in the refrigerator, but neither the juice nor the fruit will freeze well.

History

The Honeybell is actually a tangelo, that is, a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid. It is also called "Minneola Tangelo." It was developed by researchers in central Florida, near Orlando, and released to growers and the public by the USDA Horticultural Research Station in 1931. The citrus world hasn't been the same since.

Honeybells were developed by crossing Duncan Grapefruit with Dancy Tangerines. The Duncan is known for its rich, sweet flavor and juice, but it is also very seedy. The Dancy Tangerine is sweet and flavorful but also small with seeds. Crossing these two varieties resulted in a large orange with a delicious sweet-acid flavor and extremely high juice content. Honeybells are usually seedless or have very few seeds.

No Concern About Drug Interaction

According to the USDA Agricultural Research Center (ARC) there is no concern about drug interaction. Many medical professionals recommend to patients that they do not consume grapefruit when taking certain drugs, especially statins like Lipitor and Zocor, due to compounds in grapefruit that prevent breakdown of these drugs. Because Honeybells have grapefruit parentage some people have asked about whether Honeybells will also interact with these drugs. A study by ARC determined that tangelo hybrids, including Honeybells, do not contain the compounds which cause the interaction. Complete information is available online in the report, TANGERINE/GRAPEFRUIT HYBRIDS (TANGELOS) DO NOT HAVE FURANOCOUMARINS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAPEFRUIT/DRUG INTERACTIONS.

Nutritional Information

One medium Honeybell or 1 cup sections (3.5 ounces in weight) contains:

  • 47 calories
  • .94 gm protein
  • 11.8 gm carbohydrates
  • 2.4 gm dietary fiber
  • .12 gm fat
  • 86.8% water
  • 21 RE vitamin A
  • 53.2 mg vitamin C
  • 30.3 mcg folate
  • 40 mg calcium

Honeybells Product Specifications

9 Pcs. Bells Only
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  1-2 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  This pack is
    shipped all oranges only.
  Weight (approx.):  5 lb/2.25 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  9 Honeybells
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
1 Tray Equiv.
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  1-2 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  9 lb/4 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  12-15 Honeybells -OR-
    6-8 Honeybells, 4 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
2 Value Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  2 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  15 lb/6.8 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  18-20 Honeybells -OR-
    9 Honeybells, 6 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada

2 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  2-3 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  18 lb/8.1 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  24-30 Honeybells -OR-
    16 Honeybells, 9 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
3 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  3-4 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  27 lb/12.25 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  36-45 Honeybells -OR-
    24 Honeybells, 12 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
4 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  4-6 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  36 lb/16.3 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  48-60 Honeybells -OR-
    32 Honeybells, 16 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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