Extremely large (6+ inches across) with yellowish green pebbly skin and pale yellow flesh (in that top picture over there it is the big one sitting behind a normal size grapefruit); weighs over two pounds. Not completely round as it has a bit of a squatty, mountain top shape to it.
Perfumy and sweet grapefruit fragrance.
Juicy! with little soft pockets of flesh; very few seeds.
Only the slightest bit of acidity at the very first taste that mellows into complicated and lovely grapefruit flavor.
OVERALL Overall Rating:
I have such a hard time with fruit that is gigantic. I just have a bias toward small, cute, little nibbles. Don’t get me wrong, I love things with ridiculous proportions, in fact the more ridiculous the better. But if its just BIG, then my response is usually – eh. I liked this grapefruit well enough, but after going through my ritual of cutting it in half, cutting between the membranes and scooping out a bite, I had to then take it to the cutting board and slice the “bite” in to three more bites. RITUAL RUINED. Then after I was full from the “one” bite, I had no idea what to do with the rest of it. I ate it every day for a week.
The melogold is a cross between a pummelo and a grapefruit, developed at University of California, Riverside in the 1950s. On a more important note, grapefruits can be used to cure nail fungus. What? You don’t want to hear about nail fungus on a fruit blog? You just think about how sorry you would be the next time you got a nail fungus if I held back this information. You are welcome. So I was thinking with this humongous grapefruit maybe you could just do some sort of foot soak. Just cut it in half and stick your toes in each half. Yeah, so I just saved you $50 at the spa and cured your disgusting foot problem. Oh the value I am offering the world is just growing exponentially.