Grapefruit are a subtropical citrus tree. They have a bitter tasting, to sweet-tasting, fruit which was originally named the “forbidden fruit” of the island of Barbados.
Grapefruit trees are dark colored, evergreen trees that usually grow 15-20 feet tall.
Grapefruit leaves are dark green, long and thin. When they blossom, they produce white, sweet smelling armoatic, grapefruit blossoms that are four-petaled flowers.
Grapefruit has a yellow-orange skin and largely oblate. The inside of a grapefruit is segmented and acidic, varying in color. the most popular varieties are White Grapefruit, Pink Grapefruit, and Redish/Pink Grapefruit with varying degrees of seeds and sweetness.
In 1929, the U.S. “Ruby Red” varieties (of the Redblush variety) received the first ever grapefruit patent.
Grapefruit and citrus lovers have been rejoicing and thankful ever since!
White Grapefruit are typically a pale yellowish/amber color to white color inside. Like their cousins, the Ruby Red Grapefruit and Pink Grapefruit, they also have a yellow outer skin. However, White Grapefruit are typically more yellow in outer skin color, than yellow-orange in color. Inside, their juice is rich with vitamins and nutrients, extremely high in [...]
Pink Grapefruit are a hybrid of a red grapefruit and white grapefruit. Their color is more pink than it is red. “Pinks” are great on their own. But some people like to sweeten them by cutting them in half, and sprinkling them with plain sugar, or even brown sugar. You may even find recipes of [...]
Grapefruit comes in many varieties, determined by color. Their color is caused by citrus pigmentation. This has a lot to do with the state of the Grapefruit’s ripeness, and also its biological genetics. Among the most popular variety of Grapefruit you will find is the red grapefruit, also called “Ruby Red,” for their bright reddish/pink interior [...]
If you don’t want to carry grapefruits around with you then you can fill a re-useable bottle with pure grapefruit juice in the morning and keep it with you all day. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is delicious and very nutritious.
When people think of a citrus grove they usually think of a commercially managed grove full of well manicured citrus trees, but an organic citrus grove is a little more chaotic looking than a traditional commercial grove. Here’s why