Hyatt Fruit Company has been shipping quality gourmet food and gifts since 1946! We've been based in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida since our founding almost 70 years ago. Vero Beach is in the heart of Indian River County, an area known for producing the world's sweetest, juiciest and most beautiful citrus fruit. Pictured to the left is Tom Jones, our fearless owner since 1974. This is one of our favorite pictures of him inspecting fruit in the groves back in the 80s.
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Hyatt Fruit Company
P.O. Box 639
Vero Beach, Florida 32961
Hyatt Fruit Company is a member of the . And if you visit Vero Beach, make sure to stop by the . You'll see Hyatt's owner, Tom Jones and his father, Arthur R. Jones both featured in the museum as a result of their contribution to the development of the Indian River Citrus industry.
The Indian River Citrus District was mapped and described because of the excellent soil and water conditions that prevail on the eastern seaboard of Florida. Underneath the Indian River Citrus District is the distinctive Anastasia formation, composed of coquina limestone, which the root system of the citrus trees tap for essential minerals and nutrients during the growing season.
The District, generally, is extremely flat. This flatness, in concert with a high water table only two to three feet below the surface of the land, provides the trees with enough moisture to obtain the highest quality of texture, shape and flavor. Indian River soil is rich in calcium and other minerals that abet citrus groves. The nearness to the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean also has a major bearing on the exceptionally good taste of Indian River Citrus.
Most importantly, citrus trees need approximately one inch of water per week to bear good citrus. Another plus for the growing conditions is that the average annual rainfall over the majority of the Indian River Citrus District is approximately 52 inches per year. These natural elements combined with excellent production skills and improved scientific research, produce very high quality citrus that is thin skinned, has a high sugar content and flavor that is recognized around the world.
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