Send Grapefruit in Gift Baskets

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Most companies that send gift baskets rely heavily on their corporate clients. While baskets are popular for ordinary customers around the holidays, businesses exchange them year round. Why do companies send gift baskets?

Well, there are several reasons. The first and most obvious is that gift baskets are versatile and can be stuffed with almost anything. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional fruit basket.

For as long as companies have been sending gift baskets they have been sending fruit baskets. Fruit is one of those items that appeals to and can be enjoyed by almost anyone.

For instance, when you send a fruit basket to a business associate, he will almost always share it will his subordinates or coworkers. The only relevant question is which fruit should you send?

According recent sales numbers, oranges, apples and bananas are the three most popular fruits on the planet (after the tomato, which is obviously not a hand fruit). The only problem that comes with sending these fruits is that they're cheap and boring. Anybody can go to their locate supermarket and pick up a bag of oranges or apples. That is why we recommend sending a more exotic basket of fruit. In the next few paragraphs we are going to explain why you should send grapefruit.

No, grapefruit is not exactly an exotic or rare fruit. The first US crops of the popular breakfast fruit were harvested in 1823. But it would take another century for the new fruit to gain nationwide success. Most of this newfound popularity can be attributed to a simple mutation of the standard white grapefruit. This mutation/variation was prized for its juicy, sweet red flesh. The fruit was dubbed the “Ruby” and it is presently the only variety of grapefruit that is grown in Texas.

Because the grapefruit requires a subtropical climate to flourish, commercial crops are only grown in four states: Texas, Florida, Arizona and California. And while the US still leads the world in grapefruit production, finding fresh grapefruit can still be a bit of a challenge if you do not live near any of the aforementioned states. This is especially true of the sweet Ruby Red variety of grapefruit that are grown mostly in Texas.

Fortunately, online fruit distributers give consumers the ability to send grapefruit all over the nation. These “exotic” baskets may be a bit more expensive than the standard basket, but we assure you that your associates will be impressed when you send grapefruit instead of everyday fruit.

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