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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Order

By Mail: Send your check or money order, charge to your credit card or just check “Bill Me” and we will send you a statement after your packages have been delivered. (Subject to credit approval.)
By Fax: Dial TOLL-FREE: 866-FAX-RUBY (866-329-7829) to fax your order form to us anytime day or night. Please do not fax and mail the same order, or it will be duplicated. If transmission problems occur, please clearly mark the second fax “duplicate”. Make sure your name is on every page.
By Phone: For credit card orders dial TOLL-FREE: 1-800-BUY-RUBY (800-289-7829) day or night seven days of the week. We gladly accept American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover.
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Send a Gift Certificate

Having trouble deciding? Gift cards are available for purchase by clicking here. For your convenience, we will email your gift recipient a beautiful gift card for any occasion and include your personal message.

Where will my gift message appear

Your personalized gift message will be included on the label to notify the recipient you are the generous sender.
Shipping label example

Citrus Season

Our citrus shipping season usually runs from mid-November to early June. We start shipping just as soon as the fruit ripens to our high standards - and we stop when it is too mature to meet these same standards. Please do not ask us to ship before we think the fruit is ready - or after we feel it is past its prime.

When Will My Gift Arrive
Standard and non-standard delivery orders will arrive during the selected arrival week
Holiday selections will arrive during the following times:
Thanksgiving: 11/13-11/25
Hanukkah: 11/28-12/6
Early Christmas: 12/3-12/15
Christmas: 12/6-12/24
Valentine’s Day: 2/5-2/13
Easter: 3/26-4/3
Mother’s Day: 5/3-5/8
Father’s Day: 6/14-6/19

Standard Shipping
Since first established in 1926, Pittman & Davis has worked hard to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied with our exclusive gourmet food gifts and hand-picked fruit. We consolidate the orders and ship, using temperature-controlled conditions, directly to the major post-offices near the final delivery destination.  This method is fast, safe and saves you money. 

Merchandise Total Before Discounts Add*
Up to $20.00 $5.99
$20.01 - $45.00 $9.99
$45.01 - $70.00 $14.99
$70.01 + $19.99
*Exception: Plans, discounted items, or certain promotional products may have different shipment charges.

Non-Standard Shipping
This new shipping option is for when you want a faster delivery but do not want to upgrade to the express option.  You can now choose any of the non-standard shipping weeks for your non-fruit gifts at a low cost of $5.99 per package.

When You Need It Even Faster
Additional Quick-Ship delivery options are available for an extra charge when you need your gifts even faster than our standard or non-standard delivery. We do not do Quick-Ship delivery to PO Boxes. Call 800-289-7829 for more details.

Customer Care

If you have questions or concerns about your order, or if you need to make changes to your order, please call our Customer Care Hotline TOLL-FREE: 1-800-876-4733.

Cards are not necessary

But, we will include your cards if you supply them. Address shipping labels will indicate clearly the greetings you request or that your gifts are “from” you. Your recipient only needs to glance at the label to know the gift is from you.


Either remit with your order or we’ll bill you after shipping (subject to credit approval). Payment for charge orders is due the 10th of the month following shipment.

Our fruit is seedless, but

“Seedless” is a relative term when applied to citrus and means only that there are very few seeds compared to the heavily seeded varieties.

A note regarding Oranges and Grapefruit

The oranges in all November and December shipments will be the sweet seedless Navel Oranges. After Christmas we will continue to ship Navels but in either January or February, we will switch to the later-maturing California Navels. In late April, we will switch to the sweet California Red Grapefruit.

A note regarding all citrus

You and your friends will enjoy the Absolute Best Ruby Red Grapefruit from the Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Florida Indian River Area. By shipping direct from both areas, we can guarantee you the finest fruit grown. We will be doing the packing and shipping – our size, flavor and quality standards remain unchanged, continuing a tradition of excellence from the same family for three generations – 90 years!

Shipment Outside the Contiguous 48 States

See the table next to the attached envelope to the left or call if unavailable. New international shipping regulations have made it impossible for us to ship to Europe.

Make sure addresses are correct

Please make sure all addresses are complete, correct and legible. Even minor errors can occasionally result in non-deliveries. Undeliverable perishable shipments are not returned to us, but are usually given to a worthwhile charity.