Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 4, Fall 2008

Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 4, Fall 2008

August 22, 2017

When Doc Phillips first arrived in Central Florida, it’s hard to imagine that he could have foreseen the tremendous success he would
enjoy in the citrus business. Rising above the hardships imposed by Florida’s fickle weather and by a country enduring the Great Depression and World Wars, Doc Phillips persevered.

Through hard work and a keen instinct for business, Doc Phillips and his son, Howard, became leaders of the citrus business in the state of Florida. Seeing there was a larger market to serve beyond Florida, they later flourished through the application of innovative technologies in growing, processing and distributing citrus.

Improving the Product in a “Flash” After diversifying his business, and expanding the reach of Florida citrus, Doc Phillips continued his leadership of the citrus industry by establishing a canning plant at the corner of Orange Avenue and Princeton Street. Creating
a patented innovation called “flash” pasteurization, his citrus company was the first to produce juice without the...

Continued on page 2 of Dr. Phillips Legacies: Enriching the Community with the Fruits of Our Labor, Volume 4, Fall 2008.

Listen to the Orange County Library System's oral history interview with Howard Phillips conducted February 22, 1975.

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part I (15:20)

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part II (15:33)

Dr. Phillips Legacies courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Foundation.

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