Oro Blanco Grapefruit


A hybrid developed in 1958 at U.C. Riverside, yellow oro blanco gets its puffy coat from pomelo and sweet spritzy flavor from white grapefruit. Its thick skin and mild, seedless flesh create a nice combo of easy peel and wakeup taste. No snooze button here.

Storage Tips

Grapefruit can be stored at room temperature for a week or so, or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep out of direct sunlight.
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Balance the Beat

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Flavor Grenade Pluot

Neon green with red stripes are hardly good camouflage for this pluot. A taste explosion that packs a big crunch. Best eaten chilled, so grab ‘em and throw into the fridge.

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Myth Buster

By Chris Mittelstaedt It’s May 12th, 2007 and the kids are still awake. My daughter has a quizzical look on her face as she skeptically slides her freshly-lost tooth under her pillow in a legal-sized envelope. “Papa,” she asks in a way that tells me I’m in trouble. “Are you the tooth fairy?” I’ve been [...]

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