Oro Blanco Grapefruit
Inventory, lb : 166.38
This item was last sold on : 06/04/23
Polito Family Farms is a family-owned and operated farm in Valley Center, California. The farm was founded in 1968 and is dedicated to using organic and sustainable farming methods to produce tree-ripened citrus, avocados, and figs. Oro Blanco grapefruits are distinguished by their bright yellow skin and pale-yellow flesh. Oro Blanco grapefruits are tender, juicy, and nearly seedless with a highly aromatic floral scent and delicate, sweet flavor with little bitterness.
Oro Blanco grapefruit is available year-round with some sporadic gapping.
The Oro Blanco, meaning "white gold" in Spanish, is the product of cross-pollinating a seedy grapefruit variety and an acid-less pomelo variety. The cross results in elements of each parent, allowing for the Oro Blanco's unusual size, shape and flavor profile. Though the Oro Blanco may display a green rind during their early stages of ripening, they are just as sweet as when their peel turns yellow.
White grapefruit, such as the Oro Blanco, are high in vitamin C, fiber and potassium.
Oro Blanco grapefruit are sweet-tart and may be used in savory or dessert preparations. Use whole segments in salad or fruit dessert, or use the juice in cocktails or frozen dishes. Oro Blancos are popular in Asian cuisine and may be paired with other citrus, bitter greens, cucumbers, chiles, nuts, avocado and seafood. Use creamy fats, sharp, pepper, sweet and spicy flavors to enhance the Oro Blanco's taste. Store at room temperature for up to a week, then refrigerate for later use.
Naming its grapefruits "Doublesweet", Polito Family Farms in California makes certain its grapefruits fully mature on the tree to assure a sweeter flavor.
A cross between a Duncan white grapefruit and a pomelo, the Oro Blanco was developed by the University of California in Riverside, California. This grapefruit variety is very sweet, even when grown in coastal areas having low summer heat. Oro Blanco grapefruits are also known as Sweetie, which are the grapefruits imported from Israel.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Avant||San Diego CA||858-675-8505|
|Alchemy San Diego (Farm Truck)||San Diego CA||619-306-4071|
|Sycuan Casino||El Cajon CA||619-445-6002|
|Mister A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Mabel's Gone Fishing||San Diego CA||619-228-9851|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|InterContinental Vistal Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-501-9400|
|Kingfisher||San Diego CA||619-861-8074|
|Kairoa Brewing Company||San Diego CA||858-735-0051|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Miho||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
Recipes that include Oro Blanco Grapefruit. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Kitchen Konfidence||Grapefruit Jalapeno Spritz|
|Went Here, 8 This||PAN ROASTED GRAPEFRUIT CHICKEN THIGHS|
|taylor elyse murray||WHITE GRAPEFRUIT PALOMA|
|Bon Appetit||Grated Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pistachios|