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Oro Blanco Grapefruit

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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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Oro Blanco Pummelo

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Ah, a romantic fruit. The oroblanco’s soft pillowy skin and flowery scent puff little heart clouds and “plinks” of harp strings into the air when you open one. Spanish for “white gold,” the oroblanco is a hybrid of an acidless pomelo and white grapefruit. Oroblancos are bred using traditional cross-pollination methods, not GMO. High in [...]

Preparation Tips

The best way to get at a Pummelo is to cut it into quarters, then peel the fruit section away from the outer layer.

Storage Tips

Keep at room temperature out of direct sunlight for up to a week or in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
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Fresh Fruit Storage and Ripening Tips

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Here are some basic storage guidelines for fresh fruit. Humidity can speed up the ripening process. Most fruits are best kept in a cool, dry place, such as on a countertop away from sunlight and heat. For tips on preparing a specific produce item, search by name in the Almanac. Remember to always wash your [...]

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Pomelo Fruit Salad

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Adapted from foodnetwork.com INGREDIENTS 2 pomelo fruit 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced 2/3 cup roasted cashews 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves 1 teaspoon lime zest PREPARATION Peel the pomelos, separate the segments, trimming off any excess white pith, and cut up into 1-inch chunks. Put in a medium [...]

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The Book of Citrus

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Jonathan Sauer, in his book Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster, notes that, “Almost nothing is certain about the natural geography and ecology of truly wild citrus. Both the distribution and genetics of the genus have been drastically modified in Asia by human intervention.”  Citrus is believed to have originated somewhere in Southeast [...]

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