1) Al's is a 42 year, 3rd generation, American family owned business. We strive to grow, harvest, pack and ship only the highest quality, local, Florida fruit. Al's proudly features more local citrus varieties than anyone in the Indian River growing region.
2) It all starts in the field with meticulous grove care by Ray, oldest son Brad, and our grove team. Careful, gentle harvesting by Felix and Daniel is the next step to quality assurance. Next our experienced packinghouse team makes absolutely sure your fruit is carefully inspected and that each Navel, Honeybell and Ruby Red is checked a minimum of 8 times prior to packing.
My wife Sharon even takes the extra time to make our gift basket bows by hand and every batch of fudge herself. Youngest son Matt, now a citrus major at Florida Southern College, hustles home on weekends and breaks to assist with shipping at our packinghouse.
As for me- I'm responsible for supervising crop selection, growing, harvesting, washing, waxing & grading of virtually every piece of fruit we pick.
Why do we control everything? It's simple. Less mistakes. That's why we're able to back every shipment with our 100% No Nonsense guarantee. Grandpa Al wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
P.S.- Low Shipping on all of our packages this year makes it more affordable; especially when one delicious gift box of fruit satisfies the entire family!