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How Are Your Florida Oranges Shipped and Delivered?

Florida Fruit Shippers® has mastered the fruit shipping and delivery process. We do this by following three key steps:

  1. Select the finest fruit from the top 1 percent of Florida’s citrus crop
  2. Carefully hand pack each item with quality packing materials
  3. Offer timely and safe delivery

Florida's citrus growing regions produce a wide variety of citrus fruits throughout the harvest season. Each variety is noted for its own unique flavor, level of sweetness and abundance of juice. This fruit is carefully tended throughout the year, then picked at the exact moment of ripeness. This ensures that each piece of fruit is at its flavor peak.

Our premium citrus varieties include:

Once the fruit is harvested, it is promptly packed in our premium gift tray packaging. With our specially designed gift boxes, each tray is a gift within a gift. What really sets Florida Fruit Shippers® apart is that every order is packed by hand by our experienced and highly trained gift fruit packers. Each gift box will receive a final inspection before moving directly to one of our gift fruit delivery trucks.

Our fruit is fresh harvested and is packed and shipped weekly to most locations. During peak season, we ship daily. We ask that you allow 14 calendar days for your gift package to arrive from the time it is ordered. All fruit gift packages are carried to their US destination in climate-controlled gift fruit shipping trucks, then transferred to the local postal service for final delivery.

What If I Live in a USDA Restricted State or Outside the Continental US?

There are a few states that are USDA restricted states, including Arizona, California, Louisiana and Texas. Fruit shipped to or through these states is specially handled to meet the agricultural requirements of the states. Florida Fruit Shippers® ships to these "Special Points" on a fixed schedule. Check here to see if your destination Zip code is in the Special Points zone.

We ship to Alaska using FedEx 2-day Alaska delivery at additional charge based on package size. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to Hawaii.

Florida Fruit Shippers® delivers to the following provinces in Canada mid-November through April:

  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Ontario

Please note that there is an additional charge to ship to Canada as noted in product descriptions.

Did You Know?

Florida citrus is a berry and it does not ripen off the tree or bush. As with strawberries or blueberries, once the fruit is picked, the sugars gradually break down and the fruit loses its full sweetness and flavor. That's why fresh is best.

 

At Florida Fruit Shippers® we never ship Florida citrus from storage. And unlike oranges and grapefruit sold at retail, our Florida citrus is never artificially colored, dyed or flavored. That's why we can say, "Unless you live in a grove, you can't eat fresher, sweeter fruit."

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