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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the fruit grown?

All fruit is grown in the Indian River district located on the East Coast of Florida. This encompasses an area approximately 20 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. We ship from Vero Beach, Florida.

How do I sell a whole truckload of fruit?

Take orders in advance or advertise your sale in advance, order a truckload and SELL... SELL... SELL. We will supply you with customized order forms.

Can I designate a specific day for arrival?

You can just about name your delivery day. We will need a minimum of two weeks from the time you place your order so that we can pick and process the fruit.

How is the truck unloaded?

You will need to unload the truck. This is most easily accomplished in one of three manners.

  • Use a fork lift to unload the palette from the truck
  • Have the truck back up to a loading dock at your location and use a palette jack to unload full palettes at a time.
  • Have the truck back up to a loading dock at your location, place a strong chain or rope around the palette and pull the palette onto the loading dock.

How do I place my order?

Use any of the following methods There are several ways you can place your order:

  • Place the order in your online account
  • Turn your order in to your representative
  • Email your order to Customer Service: fundraisers@citrusfruit.com
  • Phone in your order to Customer Service: 1-865-919-1101
  • Fax your order in to Customer Service: 775-640-8531

How much does fundraising fruit cost and what do I charge?

Prices for fruit are set each August/September. The prices may vary slightly but are generally Generally, $19-$22 for 4/5 bushel boxes (approximately 40 lbs.) depending on the type of fruit. Of course, your location (which affects shipping costs), hurricanes, fuel price increases, and other factors can affect the price. We are glad to provide you with the actual fruit costs once we know your location and when you will be doing your fundraiser. The price that we quote you includes the wholesale fruit price plus delivery for a fully loaded truck. We suggest adding $7.00 to $10.00 per box to the quoted price.

How much profit do I make?

You determine your own profit ... add $5, $10, whatever you like to the price that we quote you. That amount is yours to keep. We suggest adding $ 7.00 to $10.00 per box.

Is the fruit guaranteed to arrive in good condition?

Yes, we meet and exceed all expectations. We ship 1% extra fruit with your order so that if any spoilage is found, the unsatisfactory fruit can be replaced immediately.

Is there a minimum order?

A full truck can carry 1,000 large boxes (4/5 bushel, 40 lbs.). The minimum order is 750 boxes.

What are the shipping charges?

Shipping charges are included in the price per box that we quote you and are based on a full truckload order.

When can I expect delivery?

In order to provide you with the freshest fruit possible, your fruit is not picked until your order is received. Your fruit usually can be delivered within two weeks from the date we receive your order.

When is payment due?

Payment is due at the time that you place your order. Be sure to collect the money from your customers at the time that they place their order with you.