Green and yellow blotchy skin; squatty body, with pale yellow flesh and white seeds. This is a funny little frump of a grapefruit in the looks department.
Strong, floral, sweet and acidic; pure grapefruit scent. Smelling this I am oddly compelled to wash my hair.
Little capsules of extremely juicy flesh; tons of seeds.
Sweet, not acidic at all, quiet and concentrated grapefruit essence.
OVERALL Overall Rating:
In some ways this is a confusing grapefruit to me. It is mild and lacks the sourness that so many grapefruits have and yet it isn’t extremely sweet like a ruby red either. It’s just a mellow yellow grapefruit with an insane amount of seeds. Nonetheless I keep buying it because it tastes so refreshing. If only I was inclined to do some kind of cleanse. This would definitely be my grapefruit of choice. But I won’t be doing that any time soon as I have spent a good number of years amassing these toxins and have no intention of letting them go that easily. Mine! I did just get a juicer though. You can read about my new fancy Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800jexl here. Oh yeah – say that 3x fast.
University California Riverside
So this grapefruit just gets more confusing with every bite and every lookup. Apparently it isn’t really a grapefruit exactly. It is a cross between a Frua Mandarin orange and a Siamese Sweet pummelo. And a Frua is actually a cross between a King mandarin and a Dancy tangerine. All of which is why it has another name too, the Mandalo. I have one word for you Cocktail grapefruit — Imposter!