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This item was last sold on : 03/08/15
|Garcia Organic Farms|
Cocktail grapefruits are available during the winter months.
The Cocktail grapefruit, officially known as a Mandelo, was developed in the 1950's. It is a pedigree of the Siamese Sweet pummelo and Frua mandarin (tangerine variety) C. reticulata 'Frua' x C. maxima 'Siamese Acidless'. As it was never officially allowed for release, the hybrid is assumed to have escaped (with assistance) into public domain from the University of California Riverside. Unlike most citrus varieties, the cocktail grapefruit does not require grafting, rather a tree can be produced from one single seed.
The Cocktail grapefruit's name suggests two characteristics of the fruit. It is about half the size in proportion to the average grapefruit. Regardless of its petite size, it is a premium juicing grapefruit, making it ideal for beverages and cocktails. The Cocktail grapefruit has a thin deep yellow peel with a segmented, brightly fragrant, extremely succulent and heavily seeded yellow flesh. Though the seeds may seem a deterrent for fresh eating, the Cocktail grapefruit's sweeter parentage gives it unparalleled sub-acid flavors of sweetness.
Cocktail grapefruit are ideal for juicing as they are seedy and lack the characteristic, thick grapefruit peel. Use the juice in cocktails, smoothies, syrups, jams, sauces or frozen desserts. Pair Cocktail grapefruit with citrus, fresh herbs, strong cheeses, bitter greens, potatoes, seafood and peppers. Use in combination with honey, vanilla, lavender, wines and dry spices. Store Cocktail grapefruit at room temperature for up to a week, then move to cold storage for a longer duration.
Cocktail grapefruit trees are large and vigorous growers, providing ample amounts of fruit that sustain their livelihood on the tree for long periods of time before perishing. The fruit thrives in subtropical climates such as the Caribbean and within the valleys of dryer climates of the Western United States and Mexico. Though grapefruit trees can withstand a variety of soil conditions, growing regions can determine and vary the fruits' length of time from flowering to maturity and its acidity level.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
Recipes that include Cocktail Grapefruit. One is easiest, three is harder.
|WELL FED||Smoky Grilled Grapefruit Margarita|
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Little Italy Mercato
Peter SchanerNear San Diego, California, United States
Schaner Family Farms
30819 Mesa Crest Road, Valley Center 92082
About 35 days ago, 3/21/15
Spotter's comments : Cocktail Grapefruit spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Specialty ProduceNear San Diego, California, United States
1929 Hancock Street, San Diego 92110
About 110 days ago, 1/05/15
Spotter's comments : Cocktail Grapefruit spotted at Specialty Produce. #specialtyproduce
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Steven and Robin SmithNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Mud Creek Ranch
5682 Pinegrove Road, Santa Paula 93060
About 157 days ago, 11/19/14
Spotter's comments : Cocktail Grapefruit spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Little Italy Mercato
760-310-1255Near San Diego, California, United States
About 413 days ago, 3/08/14
Spotter's comments : Cocktail Grapefruit spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Tom King Farms. Ultra-sweet! Amazing.
Little Italy Mercato Near San Diego, California, United States
About 476 days ago, 1/04/14
Spotter's comments : Cocktail Grapefruit spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Grown in Lakeside, CA
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 484 days ago, 12/27/13
Spotter's comments : Now in stock.
Comercial Mexicana Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 586 days ago, 9/16/13