In 1915 when Palm Beach was only 4 years old, the Cohen Brothers- Morris, Harry and Nathan started the Tropical Fruit Shop on 261 Main Street (by 1940 the street was renamed Royal Poinciana Way}. Just around the corner from Henry Flagler’s home and his Breakers Hotel, many hotel guests would walk over to get Florida citrus to enjoy when they got home or to their family and friends in the cold winter climates. In the beginning much of the citrus was shipped by train. Thus, begun the tradition of sending delicious Florida Citrus to friends and family for the Holidays and throughout the winter season.
As the years went on there have been 6 owners and last remaining citrus business in Palm Beach, having outlived 4 other citrus store on Royal Poincicna Way. Stephanie Bojokles, the current owner since 1995 was honored by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce as 2010 BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR. When Stephanie, a native of Washington, E.C. purchased the business she continued carefree ambiance and unique product mix and quality of Palm Beach…….. she is an great example for all of us & deserves to be celebrated as an ongoing successful business success story.” Laurel Baker, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
As the years went on Citrus lovers could call the store to order fruit to be shipped anywhere in the United States and eventually Canada and western Europe. Today the Tropical Fruit Shop continues to ship fresh Florida citrus all over the United States and Canada. Many of our customers have shipped for generations and we continue to welcome new customers.
A major part of the success of the Tropical Fruit Shop for over 100 years, is the high level of service. We take pride in our relationship with our customers it is fun and rewarding.
“When you are in Palm Beach, be sure to stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you!”
We ship only the finest Florida oranges and grapefruit. They picked fresh for each order and hand inspected for the quality you can expect. You can choose from a variety of Gourmet Gifts with our famous fruits and tasty gourmet treats or unique Baskets and Boxes perfect for all your Holidays and special occasion gifts and for the special citrus lover, there are a variety of Monthly Club Plans. Our gifts make the perfect impression on those important business associates- which we can customize for you. And for added treats see Under $40.