Back in the day, years ago along the shores
of the Indian River, an inspired man with vision stepped into a grove.
That grove became the stage where something just short of a miracle was
to occur. With his pocketknife, he carefully sliced two buds from the twigs
of a Dancy Tangerine and a Duncan Grapefruit tree, gently slipping them
into a slit cut deeply in the trunk of a healthy, young orange tree.
After neatly bandaging the little tree he went off and patiently waited.
In a few weeks he returned and gently removed the dressings from the wounded
tree. To his delight a glorious shoot of new life had sprouted from the
injured trunk. A ROYAL, NEW TREE unlike any other in the history of citrus
had been born, and oranges as we knew them would never quite be the same.
Word of a unique, new hybrid spread quckly among other growers from Florida to California.
They couldn't believe how incredibly juicy and sweet these new Honeybells
were and to this day, they still comment on how extraordinarily
difficult they are to grow. We've been blessed with a beautiful
but very, very limited supply of rare and delicious Honeybells.
Come January or February, they'll finally be ripe.
I'd like to share this superb fruit with you and a few special folks on
your list. I personally guarantee Honeybells to be far incredibly juicier than any orange variety you've ever tasted (they're so juicy we packed a bib inside the box).