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paprkutr Dec 31, 2007 08:04 PM

I have seen these advertised alot, and was wondering if they are as good as they say. They say they are really juicy, and they are only around in January. Are they good and are they worth the money? Happy new year.

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  1. ElsieB RE: paprkutr Jan 1, 2008 03:46 AM

    Absolutely the best oranges! I lived in florida for a few years and tasted lots of oranges but I think these are very special. NOT to be eaten on the go or in a car, you need napkins, plate and maybe a knife. Enjoy. I am eagerly waiting my annual Christmas box that my sister sends us.

    1. grampart RE: paprkutr Jan 1, 2008 04:51 AM

      When we lived in Vero Beach, there was a heavy producing Honeybell tree in our backyard. They are, without a doubt, the sweetest and juiciest oranges I ever ate. The funny thing is they are a hybrid of a cross between a tangerine and grapefruit. Highly recommended and, remember, the season is very short and happening right now.

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        Mother of four RE: paprkutr Jan 2, 2008 06:05 PM

        Really, really good. I live in FL., and buy them when they are in season, which is not a very long time.

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          ozhead RE: paprkutr Jan 3, 2008 01:23 PM

          I have not seen these in California -- are they limited to Florida? My fave orange in California is the caracara, which is about to come in right now and will be around for about a month to 6 weeks; also excellent is the fujimoto, which is in the farmers' markets right now.

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            daisymiller RE: paprkutr Dec 3, 2008 10:02 AM

            I'm from CA, but live on the East Coast, now.

            Honeybells are miraculous. I send them to my mom in CA, to an area one doesn't usually send citrus or other produce gifts. But Honeybells are really special.

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              kimfair1 RE: paprkutr Dec 3, 2008 11:19 AM

              My mother in law in FL sends us a box of these each January, and we look forward to the day they arrive. We end up juicing quite a few of them, and 2 oranges will make almost a full 8 ounce juice glass! They are so very special, and so worth getting!

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