Each year, my dad has sent us a shipment of these amazingly sweet HoneyBell Tangelos that put standard navels to shame and we’ve come to look forward to it every year. They’re not actually oranges–they’re a rare hybrid of a Dancy Tangerine and a Duncan Grapefruit, and the result is unreal.
While several companies ship HoneyBells, we’ve never been disappointed
with the ones from Albritton Fruit. Order now,
and they’ll send out a gift card letting your recipient know they’ll
receive their orders sometime in January. That’s because the growing
time is limited, so they’re not even available until then–and even
then, it’s a very short window. Making it the perfect gift for you
procrastinators. Provided they still have stock left.
A 5lb case
starts around $30 but I suggest going bigger. While each one yields a
lot of juice, it is about two HoneyBells to make a decent cup. And trust
me, you’ll fly through them when your kids beg you for fresh-squeezed
juice every morning.
A little sweet sunshine in January? Who
couldn’t use that. –Liz