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6-Answers about the Fruit Bouquet

Sweet, tart, juicy, memorable and visually appealing are just a few reasons that people love to give and receive a fresh fruit bouquet.  Whether it’s for a birthday gift idea, congratulations or a housewarming gift, fruit bouquets are a welcoming present for almost any occasion. We’ve compiled several questions and answers about the understated fruit bouquet:

How many calories are in the average fruit bouquet?

Since, all fruit bouquets are created using different types of fruits in a variety of sizes, edible bouquets do not have an average caloric value.

What is the recipe for a fresh fruit bouquet?

Although grapes, strawberries, apples, cantaloupes, honeydew melon and oranges are the usual elements of a fruit bouquet, there is not an exact recipe for creating a fruit bouquet.  Creativity and personal preference are definitely in play.

Which online gift store is known for creating fresh fruit bouquets?

The Internet is a treasure trove of gift stores, many of which sell fruit bouquets. However, when it comes to creating a fresh fruit bouquet, Edible Arrangements™ is one company known for and trusted in selling and delivering fresh fruit gifts all over the globe.  We suggest finding a local option as this will typically get you the freshest bouquet possible.

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Are fruit bouquets made of organic fruit?

Not all fruit bouquets are made of organic fruit.  While some fresh fruit bouquets contain organic pieces of fruit, it depends on the retailer. At Harry and David’s, the pears used to create the fruit baskets are organically grown at the company’s Riviera orchard.

Are fruit bouquets high in fructose?

No.

As for giving a birthday present or housewarming gift, is it better to create a homemade fresh fruit bouquet or buy one?

The fruit bouquet is a highly appreciated gift, regardless if it’s a diy project or purchased online, fresh fruit bouquets are endearing whatever the occasion.

Is Fruit a Good Gift When Asking A Girl Out?

Dear Edible Fruit,

I need some relationship advice.  I met Kai in a class we were both in and we seem to have made a connection.  Her birthday is coming up and I’d like to ask her to go on a date with me.  I’d like to get her an appropriate gift to offer when I ask her out and to serve as a birthday gift.  The problem is I need to find something appropriate that isn’t too personal or over the top, I don’t want to scare her off.  Do you think a fruit bouquet is appropriate?

Needing Fast Fruit Bouquet Advice

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Dear NFFBA,

It sounds like you’ve given this date request some serious thought and it is very sweet of you to consider offering Kai a gift when asking her out on a date.  You are wise to avoid an overly personal gift as this could be a turn off to a girl not expecting it.

Without knowing Kai’s personality or much about the relationship that you’ve already developed, we think a fruit bouquet would be a wonderful gift to give for her birthday / date request.  Not only is a fruit bouquet beautiful, it is delicious and healthy and will most likely be a bit out of the ordinary for her to receive.  We think it would make a great and lasting impression on her, creating a memory that she will not soon forget.

If you’ve decided to give a fruit bouquet you will need to consider how much you want to spend, how big of a fruit bouquet you’ll want to give, where you’ll purchase the fruit bouquet and if you’ll be delivering it personally.  You definitely want to make sure it’s a fresh bouquet so consider the timing of when it will be made, when you’ll pick it up and when you’ll deliver it.  You might also do some investigating to make sure she’ll be home before you stop by.  Read up on some more fruit bouquet purchasing tips for more help.

We wish you the best and hope she says yes to the date!

If you have a question that you think we might be able to help you with, please contact us.

Consumer Tips: Buying a Fruit Bouquet

Whether you are buying a fruit bouquet as a house warming gift, a birthday present or whatever the special occasion might be, consider the recipient’s fruit preferences, your budget and the necessary delivery time for buying and selecting a fruit bouquet gift.

Start with a budget in mind. Most edible fruit bouquets start at $20 and can cost as much as $200. These more expensive fruit gifts are typically large sized fruit bouquets ideal for parties and other celebrations.

Next, consider the recipient’s eating habits, for example, do they enjoy eating fruit?  Prior to giving a fruit bouquet, make sure that the person does not suffer from food restrictions such as allergic reactions to citrus fruits or digestive issues such as diverticulitis which may have some people avoiding seedy foods.  In situations where food restrictions are in play simply search for and select fruit bouquets based on which items are included in the arrangement so you can avoid these food issues.

Fruit ArrangementsIf the recipient is on a weight loss diet, a fresh fruit bouquet is an appropriate edible alternative to sweets such as chocolate.  Ideal for the dieter or nutritious conscious, Edible Arrangements® has a reputation for creating magnificent fruit bouquets crafted from fresh fruit and provide more nutritional sustenance than some of the other fruit bouquet companies.

Also, remember some people prefer the taste of dried fruit over freshly picked goods. Harry and David, a fruit bouquet purveyor, vends edible fruit baskets made of organic pears, handpicked from the company’s Riviera Pear Orchard.  Unlike other companies, where fruit bouquets are made of the freshest fruit of the day, the pear is the only fresh fruit in Harry and David’s gift baskets. Other goodies include dried fruit, nuts and candy.

Edible Arrangements usually delivers a fruit bouquet within 48-hours. However, Harry and David’s delivery has a sliding scale of shipment options. For those who live or work in close proximity to an Edible Arrangements location, delivery is free when you place your order by phone and pick it up at the store.  Contact other vendors directly for their shipping and delivery policies.

Fruit by Season

What Fruits are in Season?

Many fruits are available at your local grocery store year round.  However, you will find the best prices and the best taste when you purchase fruits that are “in season”.  Use the following guide to help you determine which fresh fruits to purchase.

*Annually growing seasons can be unpredictable and will vary by region across the United States and other countries.  Availability may vary based on variety and/or weather conditions.  To learn specifics about which fruits are available each season in your region visit Field to Plate.

January

  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

February

  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

March

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Ugli Fruit

April

  • Avocados
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Ugli Fruit

May

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Dewberries
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums

June

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

July

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Currants
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Honeydew
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
August

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Currants
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Watermelon

September

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Watermelon

October

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit

November

  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

December

  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritional, Juicy, Edible Facts on the Pineapple

What is the origin of the pineapple? Does the edible fruit have any nutritional value? Review these facts about the beloved fruit of the pineapple.

Rudimentary Facts About the Pineapple

Even though the edible fruit is available all year round, its prime harvesting season starts in March and  ends in June.

Green, brown and yellowing skin forms a rough edged prickly exterior. The pineapple rounds off in the shape of a cylinder.  The edible fruit, crowned by sword like leaves, gives way to a fibrous, yellow  sweet and sour aroma.

Oxford Dictionary says that the low growing, pineapple is a member of the Bromeliaceae.

In comparison to other edible fruit, the pineapple is a beloved ingredient of gift baskets and centerpieces. When carved and presented by Edible Arrangements, the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company the Fruit Flower create stunning

Pineapples make for a healthy and juicy member of an edible fruit basket

Pineapples make for a healthy and juicy member of an edible fruit basket

Edible Fruit History of the Pineapple

Legend has it that the pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality was the inspiration of seafaring captains from the 1400s to the 1500s.  Upon the return from the Caribbean islands, sailors trophied a pineapple, which often symbolized prestige.

Pineapples were first cultivated in