Address: 9250 U.S. Hwy 1, Wabasso, FL 32970
Phone: (772) 581-9915
Farm-Fresh Fruit Gifts from Florida’s Indian River Region
As fruit and citrus experts, we spend most of our time in Florida groves. We sample and track our fruit quality all year long, making sure every citrus gift we deliver is without equal anywhere in the world. We know the precise moment when our oranges and grapefruit reach their peak-of-sweetness and flavor. That’s when we pick it, pack it and rush these special citrus gifts direct to your family, from ours. Every fruit box and basket is hand packed at the peak of freshness.
The Best of Florida from Our Groves to Your Table. Our special Indian River location enables us to grow the best in fresh Florida fruit and exclusive citrus gifts. With the tropical climate, plentiful sunlight and fertile soil, our corner of Florida provides the perfect setting for growing our high quality, gift-grade Indian River citrus. We then offer and ship them to you as gift fruit baskets, mail order oranges, fresh grapefruit and other gifts from Florida.
When Steve and Polly Hale opened their first roadside fruit stand back in 1947, their dream was to share the pure joy of Florida’s fresh, tree-ripened fruit with as many folks as possible. Steve had just returned from active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and Polly believed that Florida’s Indian River area seemed like a great place to raise their two young children, as well.
Their first mailing list was made up of names of all their relatives and friends. But it quickly grew as they added the names of all the happy tourists who’d stopped by to enjoy their remarkable fresh-squeezed orange juice alongside U.S. Highway 1.
It was a hands-on operation: Steve picked the fruit, packed it in the shed behind the house, and trucked it to the Railway Express station. Polly answered the phone, wrote gift cards and typed the shipping labels.
Much has changed since those early days. We’ve made a lot of friends. Our family has grown. But when it comes to picking fine fruit, sorting it for size and quality, and packing it for perfect arrival, there’s just no substitute for the personal touch and attention to detail that you’ll find in everything you order from Hale Groves. We promise.
Traveling in Florida? Be sure to stop by our original fruit stand in Wabasso. You can still sample some fabulous Hale citrus, fresh-squeezed juice and other fine gourmet foods. See you there!