Red Grapefruit

Wait, I don’t have a Grapefruit Spoon! Yes, you could take your time and slice the flesh from the membranes section by section and spoon it out from the halved Grapefruit. Or, if you are impatient like me – squeeze that delicious Grapefruit juice by hand and drink down the pulpy goodness, or hack it apart by filleting the flesh from the rind to eat whole. The point is: Do not let old-fashioned customs prevent you from enjoying some juicy, tropical-like citrus, friends! Dig in!

Fresh Grapefruit can be kept for about a month in the refrigerator, but unlike Oranges – harvested Grapefruit store best in cool temperatures, not cold.

Red Grapefruit Tips

  • Being “in-season” trumps appearance when judging flavor for Grapefruit.  (Winter is peak season.)
  • Exterior color is not really an indicator of internal color.
  • Skin scars and cosmetic blemishes formed while ripening on the tree do not impact the flavor either.
  • Select Grapefruit that is heavy for its size and avoid fruit that has soft spots.
  • Fresh Grapefruit can be kept for about a month in the refrigerator, but unlike Oranges – harvested Grapefruit store best in cool temperatures, not cold. So at home, a week or so on the counter at room temperature is just fine for Grapefruit.