grading, packing, and USDA inspection of our citrus guarantees
consistent quality and superior taste in the products you receive.
excellence from the tree to you.
control process begins at the time we choose the trees for our
groves. We plant trees with rootstocks most adaptable to our soil
which allows the fruit to develop the maximum quality in size,
shape, and taste. We monitor every phase of production, from planting
to picking to packing.
any fruit is picked it is tested regularly for quality. We look
at it, feel it, and cut it open-just like you would if you could
be there. Only the highest quality of fruit is harvested.
our secret for consistent quality and longer shelf life? We inventory
our fruit on the tree and maintain our crop there until we receive
your order. Since our entire grove is within six miles of our
packing house, we can pick, pack, and ship your order virtually
the same day.
and sorting are performed quickly and efficiently by technologically
advanced equipment. We're able to pack thousands of cartons daily.
Even with this technology, though, we're flexible enough to meet
your needs for various packaging and sizing requirements. We handle
your order individually, and we pack it according to your specifications.
preserve your fruit while awaiting transit, we palletize the packed
cartons and cool them before we ship your order. Pre-Cooling brings
the packed cartons to the correct temperature for transporting
and insures that you receive the freshest fruit possible.
complete the quality-control process, USDA inspectors continuously
monitor the fruit on hand until your order leaves our packing
experience and care ensures quality with every order processed.
We can test, pick, pack and ship virtually the same day of your
order to ensure freshness!
you're placing your order or checking on the status of a shipment,
you'll like working with our in-house sales department. They know
the groves and the quality of our fruit from years of experience.
Because the groves are nearby, they have daily access to the fruit.
They can taste-test it and give you a firsthand account of its
texture, juiciness, flavor and appearance.
most importantly, our sales team has the ability to react to your
changing requirements to meet your specifications. They're focused
on providing you with responsive service-so you get the fresh,
exceptional fruit you want, when you want it.
Placid Groves provides the finest grove-to-market services available.
From our grove production staff to our packing house and sales
personnel, we're proud of our employees. It is truly their dedication
and their focus on quality that assures you of consistent product
and service. Your needs matter to us, and we're committed to filling
your order with the freshest Florida citrus grown. That's our
reputation, and that's our commitment to you.