When are oranges in season?
Although availability may vary by a few weeks depending on growing conditions,
you can typically get oranges as follows:
||November through mid-January
|Seasonal Tangerines ("Zipper Skins")
||November through mid-April
||February through mid-March
||March through April
||November through April
Which citrus fruits are seedless?
Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges, and Red and Golden Grapefruit (some people refer to these as White Grapefruit) are seedless. Honeybell Tangelos, Temples and Honey Tangerines have seeds.
Are some fruits easier to peel than others?
Yes. Easy-peeling varieties—we call them "zipper skins"—include Honeybells, Temples and Seasonal Tangerines. Harder-to-peel oranges include Navels, Valencias and Red and White Grapefruit.
How much fruit is in a tray?
It varies by product and fruit size, but a tray of fruit includes about 12 Oranges, approximately 6-8 Grapefruit, or a combination of around 7 Oranges and 3 Grapefruit. Fruit counts are approximate.
Which is sweeter, Red Grapefruit or Golden Grapefruit?
Sweetness is definitely a matter of personal taste. Many customers prefer Ruby Red Grapefruit; other like Golden (sometimes called "White") Grapefruit.
Should I store my fruit in the fridge?
To extend the life of your fruit, store it in a cool area—ideally, about 45 degrees. Storing it in your refrigerator is fine, but remember that fruit tends to dry out a little more quickly in the fridge.
How long will fruit last if I store it in the refrigerator?
About 2-3 weeks.
I've noticed that sometimes my oranges look a little green. Does that mean they're not ripe?
Not at all! Peel color depends on the climate of where it's grown. When temperatures are mild (usually early in the season), trees are busy putting more natural sugar into the fruit than color into the skin. When the weather turns cooler, the color of the oranges turn yellow-orange, the way you're used to seeing them.
Rest assured that all our citrus is picked at the peak of perfection, fully ripe and ready to enjoy. We wouldn't have it any other way here at Harvey's.
Can I substitute all oranges or grapefruit in a package that's advertised as a combination of the two?
We can do this on most variety boxes. But we cannot make substitutions in gift baskets, especially those that include candies, jellies and other non-fruit components.
Can I ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico?
Can I ship to Canada or Europe?
We cannot ship to Europe, but we can ship to Canada via Canada Post. The exceptions are the Yukon and Northwest Territories; we cannot ship there. Please note that there is a $15 per package surcharge on all Canadian orders.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping fees are based on the package. View specific products for details.
Are there additional fees to ship to specific US states?
Yes. An additional postage fee of $5 per package is added to shipments going to North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
Ad additional fee of $6 per package is added to shipments going to Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Canada and Nevada.
When will my order ship?
Allow two to four weeks after we receive your order. Normal delivery time is 5-7 days from shipment date. We normally ship once a week to give us time to pick your fruit and process the order. The exception is December, when we ship every day. We don't guarantee a specific ship date during December because trucks are going to different areas of the country each day. We can only guarantee that your Christmas gift orders will arrive in time for the holiday as long as we receive your orders on or before shipping deadlines
Which delivery service do you use?
We'll ship your order on refrigerated trucks to your local post office. The Post Office will take it from there, and deliver your order to your home or business.
Can I ship overnight or second day?
Yes, we can ship FedEx Next Day, FedEx 2-3 Day and FedEx Ground. However, you must call Customer Service at 1-800-327-9312 to place these orders. Additional shipping fees will apply.
Once you ship my order, when can I expect it to arrive?
Typically 5-7 business days, though it may take longer if you're shipping to states in the far West, such as California or Oregon.
Can I ship to a PO box?
Orders sent through the Post Office can go to PO boxes. But if you've requested expedited shipping through FedEx, you may only ship to a street address. Remember: FedEx orders may only be placed by a phone call to Customer Service at 1-800-327-9312.
What's the deadline for Christmas delivery?
Orders going to Canada, AZ, CA, LA, & TX must be received by Sunday, December 6, 2015. We must receive orders going to the US by Monday, December 14.
Will orders placed after the Christmas cutoff date arrive before Christmas?
We will do our best to send orders placed after December 14 to arrive between Christmas and early January. Occasionally, they arrive in time for Christmas, but we can't guarantee that. However, we will send your gift recipient an attractive card that lets them know a package will be arriving shortly after Christmas.
What credit cards do you accept?
You may pay using MasterCard, Visa or Discover.
When is my credit card charged?
The next business day, after you place your order.
How safe is it for me to order online?
It's safe. We take extra steps to encrypt your personal information—such as credit card numbers—using SSL. SSL, or Secure Sockets Layers, is an industry standard method of scrambling information to keep it safe and secure from prying eyes.