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    Pittman & Davis December 2021 Grove Update

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Our citrus this Winter is looking truly amazing! The dryer climate conditions as well as the cooler weather has the fruit changing into beautiful colors. Our citrus has surpassed last years brix/sugar levels and is extremely tasty. Our Sol Zest Mandarins are eating deliciously sweet this season, as per usual. The color is coming along beautifully as well. This customer favorite is going to truly impress this year! Harvest Season is HERE on both our Navels and Grapefruit. We have seen beautiful size and color coming through this season and the taste has been phenomenal! We…

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    Pittman & Davis November 2021 Grove Update

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: This season’s fruit is expected to be quite large and lovely! While we did have a freeze this year, all looks to have been recovered and producing wonderfully. We look forward to this amazing season of sweet, extra-juicy, and large Rio Ruby Red Grapefruit.

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  • Fresh from the Sunbelt October Grove Update & Newsletter!

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Our delicious citrus is coming along beautifully this season. It’s been hot and dry so we’ve added some supplemental watering. We are to begin testing the size and maturity this month to make sure you are getting the best quality fruit possible when it comes time to harvest around the beginning of November! Our Orchards are reporting an excellent quality crop this season! We believe this might be some of the best quality fruit we have seen in over a decade! The fruit finish for this year’s pear crop is outstanding with beautiful shape and high…

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  • Pittman & Davis May 2019 Grove Update

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    The classic navel on the bottom of a navel orange is actually a secondary fruit formed within the navel orange itself. Measuring navels in the field to give the packing house a heads up on how it should pack-out by size. An inside look at the deep rich orange color of our late season navels.

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  • Pittman & Davis April 2019 Grove Update

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    Mangoes are harvested by hand just before peak ripeness, based on color, size, and feel. This ensures that each ripens to perfection at the ideal time after being picked. A southern mango tree can produce as much as six to seven feet of new growth per year. The new limbs and leaves support dense, healthy crops. The full rounded heart shape, and pink to red blush are both indicators of this mango approaching perfect ripeness. In just a few more sunny days the red color will expand, and this fruit will be ready to pick.

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  • Pittman & Davis March 2019 Grove Update

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    To grow the best Cara Cara oranges, we spend long days in the grove to ensure that each tree has ideal water, nutrition, drainage, and care. When we see dark green leaves and sturdy branches supporting perfectly ripening Cara Cara oranges like these, we know all our hard work has been rewarded. A mature tree in the grove displays ripe and ready to pick Cara Cara oranges gleaming in the sunshine. Older trees produce the most fruit, so growing these sweet treasures becomes a patient process of not only cultivating healthy trees, but also caring for the land across generations.…

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  • Pittman & Davis February 2019 Grove Update

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    Our Ruby Red Grapefruit are virtually seedless and bursting with sweet, refreshing juice. Their flavor is unmistakably zesty but sweeter than some other grapefruit varieties. The thin skin and thinly walled sections make eating or juicing these sweet, bright red treats a pleasure. Ruby Red Grapefruits start out as dark green and slowly mature to bright yellow. We know they are ripe and ready when the skin shows telltale areas of reddish blush. We wait to harvest until we see this faint red hue, so we know each fruit is at the peak of flavor. Warm sunny days and consistently…

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  • Pittman & Davis October Grove Update

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    Early morning light reaches into a row of trees in the grapefruit grove. The trees are planted in long rows to capture maximum light, and for efficient irrigation. When measuring the current grapefruit crop, we see that the fruit is attaining good size. This grapefruit will be ready to harvest next month. This 30-year old grapefruit tree is filled with fruit, some hanging in the grape-like clusters that give the citrus its name.

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  • Pittman & Davis September Grove Update

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    We work daily to monitor the results of both our growing practices, and the unique patterns of each season. We are delighted to report that this year’s early spring bloom has produced a stunning crop of delicious Bartlett Pears. As the harvest season grows near, this mature Bartlett Pear tree displays a hearty crop of generously sized fruit. After careful harvesting, the pears will be ripened by time-honored methods until they are sweet and ready to enjoy. In this sunny pear grove, we see clusters of maturing Bartlett Pears. Ample groupings of fruit such as this are an indication of…

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