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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: Millet on May 21, 2022, 04:21:07 PM

Title: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: Millet on May 21, 2022, 04:21:07 PM
In Colorado the temperatures are not high enough to sweeten white grapefruit as sweet as Florida grown fruit.  Therefore, I have continued to leave my Marsh grapefruit hang on the tree until the end of May.  Over the months I sampled a fruit every couple weeks.  And every couple weeks the fruit became a little sweeter.  Today, the 21 of May I ate two of the grapefruit and they were quite sweet.  I noticed that when I picked them they were also some what soft and  juicier .  Time heals all things.
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: Citradia on May 21, 2022, 09:36:02 PM
Iím harvesting my Rio Reds and Croxton grapefruit now too. They have to be on tree almost a year and a half to ripen here too.
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: hardyvermont on May 22, 2022, 09:57:00 AM
In South Florida, my grapefruit would start to be pickable but still be sour in December, and then continue to sweeten until May or June, when they would fall off the tree. 
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: Empoweredandfree on June 08, 2022, 07:32:03 PM
A good white grapefruit blows away any pink or red.
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: vrk3 on June 12, 2022, 04:00:20 PM
My favorite is Oro Blanco Grapefruit!! Sweetest grapefruit I have had. If you just eat the flesh then almost no bitterness.
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: Empoweredandfree on June 12, 2022, 07:53:01 PM
Never had Oro Blanco but just random white grapefruit! The pink/red grapefruit is a product of the saying ďyou eat with your eyes firstĒ because they arenít sweeter IMO.

The only tree sold around here is Rio Red Iím assuming due to cold hardiness
Title: Re: Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
Post by: AndrewAZ on June 13, 2022, 01:52:22 AM
Citradia, how is the flavor and quality of the croxton?