Marsh Grapefruit

December 4th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you think the spork was the greatest invention of the last century, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★☆☆

Yellow skin, yellow flesh – big as a grapefruit!

AROMA Rating: ★★★★☆

Sweet and floral

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★☆

Extremely juicy with very few, quite small seeds (most sites claim this is a seedless variety), very thick pith

TASTE Rating: ★★★★☆

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.








Creekside Tropicals


Farmer’s Market


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!

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