Yellow skin, yellow flesh – big as a grapefruit!
Sweet and floral
Extremely juicy with very few, quite small seeds (most sites claim this is a seedless variety), very thick pith
This has a pure grapefruit flavor – not overly acidic or tart but not super sweet or sugary either
OVERALL Overall Rating:
I love this grapefruit. For some reason it reminds me of grapefruits in my childhood before I knew they came in the super candy sweet versions. This one kept squirting juice in my eye every time I dug in to take a bite. Also, my lips tingled like crazy after eating it. All of which, I found completely charming.
I have somewhat mixed feelings on the fact that this fruit warrants a spoon specifically designed for eating it. Behold the Grapefruit Spoon! I have always painstakingly used a knife to cut the fruit in half, then slice between each and every little wedge so that I could later scoop it out with a spoon at my leisure. Grapefruit spoons essentially save a step. As previously mentioned on this site, I am all for laziness but somehow this just seems wrong to me. I suppose we could label it “efficiency”, take joy in “needing” a new cute little spoon and call it a day, but I think I might just take stand here and say NO! The ritual of the grapefruit must be maintained, passed down. What kind of world do we want to leave to our children? A world with confusing drawers of specialized spoons? I think not!
Actually I think the grapefruit spoon is pretty useful and definitely not a multi-tasker. My most common use for it is to scoop seeds and guts out of melons and winter squashes. I only have one, and it was made by some German cutlery company. It cost about $25 but was totally worth it.
Hmm…maybe I need to personally test the grapefruit spoon. Adding to my ever growing Christmas list.
Your comments on the Longan had me laughing for 3 minutes. Your comments on the cocktail grapefruit was extremely seriously helpful. Thanks
Abandoned the spoon and the toothed g-knife long ago.
Quickest and most succulent method ever is”
1. Lay the grapefruit on it’s side.
2. Use chef’s knife to trim 1/4″ off of the top and bottom.
3. Begin at either end and start slicing off 11/16″ thick slices.
4. Stack slices back together, one pair at a time.
5. Cut the paired up slices into little mini pizza wedges.
6. Hold each wedge but the grapefruit skin “handle”.
7. Chomp the flesh away from the skin.
8. Toss the flesh.
9. Repeat, repeat, repeat,…
10. Commence salivating uncontrollably.
What a fun idea! Thanks 🙂 I’ll try it.