All posts in Fruit Information

  • Sumo Citrus

    When is Sumo Citrus in Season?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    Maybe you’ve seen them in the grocery store when you went to buy citrus, maybe you’ve seen them among the fresh citrus offerings on our website…maybe you’ve already tried them and are sold! It’s understandable, Pittman & Davis Sumo Citrus® is the citrus gift that’s been taking our website by storm this season. What is Sumo Citrus® Fruit? This orange citrus fruit is easy to spot – it’s as big as a softball, with a bumpy rind and a distinctive topknot like those worn by Japanese sumo wrestlers (from which the fruit gets its name). A hybrid of a satsuma,…

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  • Meet Your Citrus Crush this Winter!

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    If you’ve recently been in the produce section of your local grocery store looking to buy citrus for yourself and/or your family, you may have noticed a weird-looking, oversized fruit with a bumpy orange rind and an unusual sort of topknot at the stem end that you’ve never seen before. That is what’s known as a Sumo Citrus®, and if you’ve steered clear of them up to now, we’re here to tell you you’re missing out! Why You Should Give Pittman & Davis Sumo Citrus® a Try Not that we can blame you…from what we’ve seen, the Sumo Citrus® in…

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  • How to Wash Your Fruit

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    Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, we know that fruit is super-good for us. But ingesting them with any harmful residues or germs that may have gotten on them isn’t, which is why it’s always important to wash your fruit before you eat it. This rule applies to all fresh fruit – whether it’s pears you’ve received in pear baskets from Pittman & Davis, apples you’ve bought in the grocery store, or you bought cherries online or picked them yourself. Just because it looks clean doesn’t mean it is – and while we at Pittman & Davis make sure…

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  • Quitting Sugar Doesn’t Mean Quitting Fruit

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information Gift Guidance

    With the start of a New Year comes New Year’s resolutions! Have you resolved to cut back on sugar this year? If so, we have good news for you…you don’t have to get rid of any fresh fruit gift baskets packed with premium fruit you may have received because, despite what you may have heard, giving up sugar does not mean you have to give up fruit! It’s no secret that sugar is bad for us. It lends to the prevalence of obesity, makes our cells age faster, increases our risk of diseases (such as Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease,…

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  • How to Get the Right Texture When Cooking Fruit

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    Did more than one person send fruit to you this year, and you’re not sure what to do with the extras? Did you order fruit with the intention of using some of it for cooking? Whether it’s apples or mangos, fruit that’s cooked is delicious – but if you’ve never done it before, getting the texture just right can be a bit problematic. That’s because fruit softens as it is heated, and the longer it cooks, the softer it gets. The Type of Fruit Matters Before you go into the fruit delivery you received to look for fruits to cook,…

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  • Why Do Fruits Produce Different Amounts of Seeds?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    What types of fruit did you receive in your fruit gift this year? Many fruit gift baskets you can order online from Pittman & Davis contain a variety of fruits for you or your loved ones to enjoy. For instance, our Family Gourmet Gift Basket contains (in addition to a Boneless Turkey Breast, Boneless Peppered Ham, and a variety of gourmet sweets and treats) a selection of Navel Oranges, Rio Ruby™ Red Grapefruit, and King Comice Pears. Some fruits (like our King Comice Pears) contain seeds, while others (like our Navel Oranges) don’t. Whether or not you order your fruits…

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  • What’s the Difference Between Vegetables and Fruit?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information Gift Guidance

    Say you’ve decided to order fruits from Pittman & Davis, either for yourself or as a fruits gift for someone else. But before you send fruits as a gift to someone, ask yourself this: how do you know if what you’re order is a fruit? How do you know it’s not a vegetable? You probably already know that, technically, tomatoes are fruits (even though the United States Supreme Court ruled they should be classified as vegetables under US Customs Regulations). The same holds true for cucumbers, green beans, olives, peppers, and winter and summer squashes, to name just a few.…

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  • 5 of the Best Winter Fruits

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    It may seem natural to equate winter with comfort food and not fresh fruits and vegetables, but there are plenty of fruits that come into season in the wintertime – and you need them! Bereft of sunlight, the long, dark, cold winter days can deprive you of nutrients and sap your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to colds and viruses. If you want to decrease your number of sick days this winter, pad your diet with plenty of the following delicious, nutritious fruits from Pittman & Davis: Grapefruits If you received a grapefruit and orange gift basket over the holidays and…

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  • How to Cut Citrus

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    What’s a sure way to brighten up winter? With citrus! If gray, cold winter days are getting to you, take heart – from the short-season Honeybell to the tried-and-true Navel Orange, some of the best and brightest citrus fruits experience their peak season during the winter months. This is why sending a citrus gift basket has become synonymous with the holidays! If you’ve received a delightful orange gift basket from Pittman & Davis and are worried that there’s more fruit in there than you can eat, take heart – while enjoying Tangerines, juicy oranges, Sugar Belles, and Rio™ Ruby Red…

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  • How Do Citrus Produce Electricity?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    Remember that potato battery experiment you did in school when you were a kid? That also works with citrus fruit! It’s true – apart from tasting great, juicy oranges, fresh limes, and tart lemons can also serve as power sources in a pinch. It may not be the most efficient – or desirable – way to use up your sweet oranges, but if you’re out of batteries and the power goes out, you may just be able to use your gifts of fruit to illuminate an LED bulb! Why Do Citrus Fruits Produce Electricity? Grapefruit, oranges, limes and other citrus…

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