• Pittman & Davis February 2023 Grove Update

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Sumo Citrus®: Our Massive Sumo Citrus® has seen a downpour of rain in January. This has been excellent for our harvest, showing that these delicious, and incredibly large citrus are tasting excellent this season. We only expect the taste to improve until harvest begins! We are looking forward to an amazing season for Sumo Citrus® and invite you to try these deliciously, large citrus.  

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    The Significance of Valentine’s Day

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      February 14 is coming up fast! Ever wonder how Valentine’s Day got its start? Observed in many parts of the world, this ancient holiday is the time when candy, flowers, and other gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. The name “Valentine” or “Valentinus” could refer to any of three different saints recognized by the Catholic Church, all of whom were martyred. One legend recounts the story of a 3rd Century priest who defied Emperor Claudius II’s decree against marriage for young…

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    4 Facts About the Honey Mandarin

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      February is almost here, which means it’s almost time to order Honey Mandarin Oranges from Pittman & Davis! Honey mandarins are as sweet as they sound, with a rich, sweet flavor bound up in a little package. Small and easy to peel, Honey Mandarins are great for snacking and in lunchboxes and salads. What Makes the Honey Mandarin Different from Other Mandarins? These California beauties can be hard to find in grocery stores (which is why your best bet is to look for them at Pittman & Davis), so you may not have experienced the joy of eating one.…

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    Food Gifts for Winter Birthdays

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      Got a loved one with a winter birthday you want to treat? You’re lucky – winter is when some of the rarer, more exotic delicious citrus fruits are in season, so you have a chance to make a big impression with an affordable gift they’re sure to love! Why Fruit Makes Such a Great Gift Anytime If you think a fruit gift basket is a cop-out gift, think again. Fruit gifts can be the best friend of those trying to find a gift for the person who has everything or is hard to shop for. Here’s why: First of…

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    Honeybell Season is Here!

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    Great news…it’s January, and that means Honeybells are here! Luscious, delicious, juicy Honeybell oranges, the orange-lovers orange (even though there’s no orange in them at all). If you can’t find them in the stores, not to worry – you can order Honeybell oranges directly from Pittman & Davis (and you should, because ours are the best!). Wait…you’ve never tasted a Honeybell orange? Oh, boy…are you ever in for a treat! Take a look at our Honeybell Q&A to see why: What are Honeybells? Honeybell fruit (also known as Honeybell tangelos or Minneola Tangelos) are a citrus hybrid created by crossing…

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    Pittman & Davis January 2023 Grove Update

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Honeybell season tends to be short but sweet. These delicious beauties are only available from January until around the second week in February and they are looking amazing this year. Our Honeybells are just starting to come off of the trees and are ready to begin delivery. Our harvest this year is plentiful and sweet and we look forward to sharing one of the best crops we have seen in YEARS!  

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    How to Be a Good Dinner Guest

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    Did your boss invite you to a holiday party at her home? Or maybe you’re getting together with your future in-laws for the first time. It doesn’t even have to be a high-pressure event – a friend who invites you to watch a game will appreciate simple courtesy. No matter whom your host is, behaving as a good dinner guest will leave a good impression and ensure you’re invited back again! Here are just a few rules to keep in mind when you receive an invitation: Rule #1: RSVP! Too many people don’t do it at all, and many others…

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  • What is Fruit Flavor?

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    We at Pittman & Davis love fruit! Fruits are beautiful to look at (the vivid colors of our citrus fruits!) and wonderfully fragrant (just the scent of our fresh grapefruits can brighten up a dull winter’s day). But more important than either of those qualities is the taste of our fresh fruit. The warm, healthy climate in which our Texas fruits are grown produces the most delicious grapefruits and citrus fruit of all varieties! Why Fruit Flavor Trumps Everything Else It’s happened to everyone. You go to the grocery store and see the most tempting fruit: plump, juicy-looking grapes, colorful,…

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    The Scoop on Asian Pears!

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    Once upon a time, a member of our team who had recently moved into a new house found a tree his backyard was producing a strange fruit he wasn’t familiar with. It was round and firm like an apple (and about the same size as a large apple, too), with a speckled golden, slightly fuzzy skin and a mouthwatering fragrance. Unwilling to bite into an unknown fruit, he brought a sample in to the office, set it down on the breakroom table, and asked, “Can anyone tell me what the heck this is?!” As it turned out, our supervisor could.…

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    Why is Pear Season so Special?

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    Fall is the perfect time for finding fresh pears for sale, and no matter how you plan to use them, you’ll find premium pears from Pittman & Davis that are sheer “pear-fection!” Why do pears so often come second to apples as the quintessential fall fruit? After all, they’re both orchard fruits, very nutritious and supremely delicious. They can also be easily be dried, frozen, and preserved in other ways quite easily so you can enjoy them all year round. People may hesitate to buy pears for a couple of reasons: first, local grocery chain stores may be limited in…

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