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Freezes

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Freezes. The one word nobody in the citrus industry wants to hear, yet freezes throughout the century have played a huge role in the history of Florida citrus. The first orange groves were planted in St. Augustine around 1565. Severe freezes in 1835 and 1894 forced growers to head south, where Central Florida would become…
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Citrus Tower Vision and Cost

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“Why was the Citrus Tower built?” is the number one question we receive. The short answer is that it was constructed to be a roadside attraction back in the days before Disney and the Turnpike. However, the story is a little more in-depth than that and takes us as far back as 1953. Ever since…
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