I have spent most of my life in Florida. And there is just something about the delicious flavor of Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice. I have tried the other brands but there is something special about Tropicana. It’s sweet and fresh. It’s the perfect drink to start each morning. It supports a healthy lifestyle and gives me the energy I need to start my day.
I have teamed up with Social Moms and Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice to share with you about the Florida growers who provide the oranges that make Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice.
Florida is the perfect place to grow oranges. Tropicana is the largest buyer of Florida fruit, purchasing about 11.6 billion oranges from Florida each year. They are grown in 22 different Florida counties, mostly in central and southern Florida. Because of the different types of microclimates and soil types in Florida, fruit reaches peak maturity at different times. This allows Tropicana to harvest ripe fruit throughout the entire growing season.
There are two types of oranges in Tropicana Orange Juice. They use Valencia and Hamlin oranges. Valencias typically have more intense color and flavor, while Hamlins can be sweeter. They each add unique flavors to your cup of OJ.
Did you know that many Florida growers sample oranges by cutting them into a cup shape, allowing for drinking juice directly from the fruit? I think I would love that job! Tropicana has been growing oranges in Florida for a long time. Some of its current grower relationships date to the 1960s. Oranges have been grown in Florida since the 1560s, that’s about 147 years before any other U.S. state.
Since I grew up in central Florida I can remember smelling the sweet smell of Orange Blossoms blooming all around. There was one part of my town that I always had to pass in order to get home. If I had the air conditioning on in the car I would shut it off and roll down the windows when I was on this street. I would drive slower and just enjoy the wonderful scent of the blooming Orange Blossoms. It was such an amazing scent that I was privileged enough to enjoy almost year round. Unfortunately, most of those groves have been replace by shopping centers. But there is a small section left that I can still enjoy when I visit my parents. The Orange Blossom is the official flower of Florida.
Each 59oz container of Tropicana Pure Premium® has 16 fresh-picked Florida oranges squeezed into it and an 8oz glass gives you 100% vitamin C to help you maintain a healthy immune system. Visit Tropicana for more Information.
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tropicana blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.