Fresh Florida citrus coming to Dayton Thanksgiving weekend

A Florida citrus truckload sale is coming to town this holiday weekend.

Indian River Direct will be bringing freshly harvested seedless navel oranges, ruby red grapefruits and sol-zest seedless tangerines. The fresh-picked fruit hails from Indian River County, Fla.

The fruit will be sold to the public from trucks on a first-come, first-served basis with no purchasing limits and no pre-ordering.

A 20-pound box of oranges is $33, a 20-pound box of grapefruit is $30 and a 20-pound box of tangerines is $40. Cash, checks and all major credit cards will be accepted.

This is the beginning of the prime citrus season, which runs from November through March.

Sugar Belle oranges will be available in December and Honeybell orange season starts in January.

If you don't want to miss these sweet treats you can check future Indiana and Ohio dates at

Here is the schedule of where Indian River Direct will be in town on Nov. 23 and 24:

10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 23

Eastern Bowling Lanes

6943 Coles Rd., Middletown

Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 23


8480 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg

3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 23

Greene County Fairgrounds

120 Fairground Rd., Xenia

10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 24

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton

1-3 p.m. Nov. 24

Trojan Village Shopping Center

47 S. Dorset Road, Troy

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