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Melogold grapefruits are available in winter through early spring.
The MeloGold grapefruit is a hybrid variety and sibling of the Oro Blanco. No other grapefruit has similar lineage to the Oro Blanco than the MeloGold. Just like the Oro Blanco, the MeloGold was developed from a seedless and acid-less pomelo variety crossed with a seedy, white grapefruit variety. The result created a grapefruit that married flavor, consistency and productivity. The Melogold grapefruit is considered to be preferable over the Oro Blanco and its parent varieties.
MeloGold grapefruit are roughly globular to oblate in shape with a flattened base. When mature, their rind is tough and golden yellow with a thick layer of white pith. The peel, punctured or zested, emits a bright citrus perfume. MeloGold grapefruit flesh is a pale, translucent yellow, segmented, seedless, tender and juicy. The flavor of the MeloGold is mild and sweet; it is known as the sweetest of all grapefruit varieties.
MeloGold grapefruit are the sweetest of all varieties, making them ideal for eating fresh. Use in salad or fruit dessert preparations. Pair with other citrus, fresh herbs, lavender, goat's milk or blue cheeses, potatoes, legumes and bitter greens. Use olive oil, honey, vinegar, salt, sugar or chiles to enhance the grapefruit flavor. Store at room temperature for up to a week, then refrigerate for later use.
The MeloGold was developed in 1958 at the University of California Riverside via its Citrus Program. MeloGold grapefruit trees are hardy, preferring subtropical and warm climates to hot valleys for growth, though they can tolerate near freezing conditions. The fruit matures slowly on the tree throughout its peak season.
Recipes that include MeloGold Grapefruit. One is easiest, three is harder.