Ferris Groves — 80 Years in Citrus
In 1931, L.G. “Doc” Ferris began planting citrus trees in the rich, hammock soil of Duval Island, in historic Floral City, Florida. The trees took root in the fertile ground, and for 75 years, the land has produced all varieties of Florida’s finest citrus: Hamlin and Navel oranges, Dancy and Murcott tangerines, Honeybell tangelos, Flame and Ruby Red grapefruit, and more.
In 1944, Ferris Groves added a packing and shipping plant. Shortly thereafter, a retail store was built, and with it, Ferris Groves’ gift fruit business began. It continues to this day.
Our retail store is open from mid-October to May, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Stop by today to order your gift fruit, so that it reaches family and friends in time for the holidays. You can be sure you’ll be sending the finest fruit available; it’s 100% guaranteed. We also offer syrups, sauces, jams and jellies and samples of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
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From November through April, you can find the Ferris Berry at our retail store. You’ll see why Floral City residents look forward to the harvest: It’s the time of year when they can enjoy some of the sweetest strawberries and blueberries grown anywhere. It’s also a good time to treat yourself to an old-fashioned strawberry milkshake.