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Oro Blanco Grapefruit
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Large, thick skinned and white-fleshed, this nearly seedless green grapefruit hybrid with white flesh is produced from huge fragrant blossoms and large glossy-green foliage. Deliciously sweet, its juicy flesh lacks any grapefruit bitterness and is less acidic. A cross between a Duncan White Grapefruit and a Pomelo.
Oro blanco grapefruits are harvested from late October through April.
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.
The Oro Blanco grapefruit was originally developed at the University of Riverside in 1958 and released upon receipt of its patent in 1981. Oro Blanco trees are hardy, preferring to grow in subtropical and warm climates to hot valleys for growth, though they can tolerate near freezing conditions. The fruit matures early, but retains its freshness on the tree throughout its peak season.
Recipes that include Oro Blanco Grapefruit. One is easiest, three is harder.
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