Hint: 4 trays is always your best value, plus you'll have plenty to share!
How much is in a "fruit tray"?
Because the size of the individual citrus pieces vary from season to season, boxes are packed to capacity and measured by weight. For example, Tangerines are typically smaller than Navels. So an order for 1 Tray of fruit, would include more Tangerines than Navels in that shipment.
The below chart indicates approximate number of fruit that will arrive in your order this season. Number of fruit is dependent on the variety and the size of those fruit.
Number of Fruit Trays
Oranges / Grapefruit
1/2 fruit tray
1 fruit tray
approx. 5-7 / 3-5
2 fruit trays
approx. 12 / 6-8
3 fruit trays
approx. 12-24 / 6-8
4 fruit trays
approx. 24 / 14-16
When can I order Florida citrus?
Oranges are in season from November through May. Shipping this season begins the first week of November.
How long will my order take?
Your fruit is picked and packed to order so you'll want to make sure that you give us time to get you thoughtful gift to where it needs to go! Estimated delivery times can vary from 5-15 days from the time an order is placed to the point of delivery (for example, western states will have longer delivery times than eastern states).
For each item you order, you will be asked for the "Requested Arrival Week" during checkout which will help us know when to ship each item to get it there on time.
How long will my fruit last?
When kept in the crisper of your refrigerator, your citrus should stay fresh for two to four weeks.
Make sure to keep away from heat sources and in cool dry places if possible.
My fruit is GREEN...should I send it back or wait for it to ripen?
Actually, you should go ahead and eat them! Green fruit can be the ripest, most tasteful fruit (especially green Valencias)! Very warm nights can keep fully ripe oranges green, even when they are ripe inside.
As the weather warms, the excessive amounts of natural chlorophyll in the trees are brought out in the skin of the orange, first around the stem and then down the shoulder of the fruit. This "re-greening" gives the Valencia a green “unripe” appearance...but in reality the inside of the fruit is ripe and juicy.
How long will it take my fruit to arrive?
Estimated shipping times can vary from 5-15 days from the time an order is placed to the point of delivery. Order processing is usually completed within 48 hours. Your gift is then packed to order and loaded onto Hyatt Fruit Company's refrigerated trucks. It is then delivered to the final "Ship-to" address by a carrier such as Federal Express, UPS or the United States Postal Service.
What kind of fruit do I get when I order something that just says "Oranges"?
Due to availability of Florida citrus throughout the season, we ship the ripest, most in-season fruit available at the time of shipment. We must reserve the right to substitute products for equal or greater value. All prices are based on availability.
What is "Make It Deluxe"?
When you order a "Deluxe" item, we will add one 8 ounce box of Coconut Patties, two jars of Citrus Jellies & Marmalades to your order. Especially for the sweet tooth!
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Hyatt Fruit Company has been shipping quality gourmet food and citrus gifts since 1946, specializing in the best oranges and grapefruit Florida has to offer. This website is dedicated to the 3 leaders of this family business who have handed down their knowledge of the Florida citrus industry from generation to generation. Beginning in the 1940's, Tom and Beth Peebles and their daughter and son-in-law Art (pictured left) and Betty Jones came to Vero Beach from Pennsylvania to launch Range Line Groves. And in the 1970's, Art and Betty's son Tom Jones, while running Range Line, bought Hyatt Fruit Company from its original founder to expand the farming business into shipping gift-quality citrus directly to the consumer. Today, Tom continues his stewardship of Hyatt with the help of his daughter, continuing the family legacy of one of the first citrus groves planted in the heart of Indian River County.