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Getting to know grapefruit
What's a Ruby Red grapefruit? Is it different from golden grapefruit? Yes, these two types of grapefruit are different varieties of sweet Florida grapefruit from Harvey's Groves. But, both of these Indian River grapefruit types are bursting with juicy Florida sunshine and delicious flavor.
Ruby Red grapefruit have darker skin and flesh than golden grapefruit, and they're prized for their thin skins. Golden grapefruit, as the name implies, feature lighter skin and flesh than Ruby Reds. Golden grapefruit are seedless, while Ruby Red grapefruit are virtually seedless at Harvey's Groves. The grapefruit facts are simple for these two varieties: They are both full of sweet, juicy pulp.
Golden grapefruit is a hybrid of the renowned Duncan White variety which is sweet as honey, but full of seeds. Cross-pollination results in Florida grapefruit we also refer to as Golden Marsh grapefruit -- seedless, velvety and delicious. This golden Indian River grapefruit is sometimes called white grapefruit and many refer to it as the "citrusman's preferred grapefruit." However, both Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit share the spotlight for juiciness and sweetness; plus, each are ideal healthy snacks.
Grapefruit health benefits are many; the most obvious is that these Florida grapefruit are bursting with Vitamin C. Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit also contain other important vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, folate, thiamin and niacin. Our fresh Indian River grapefruit is full of fiber and studies have shown that eating grapefruit can help lower cholesterol. These health benefits of Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit are just another great reason to enjoy these gourmet citrus fruits.
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Our juicy Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit benefit from decades of growing experience at our family-owned orchards.
Many people eat Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit for breakfast, or as a healthy midday snack. These juicy Indian River grapefruit are also perfect for creating hand-squeezed, fresh grapefruit juice. Ruby Red grapefruit juice is delicious by itself, and it also tastes great when mixed with other juices like pomegranate and tangerine. Both types of grapefruit are great additions to salads, and their juice is ideal for use in marinades and sauces.
Harvey's Groves' Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit are grown in our family-owned groves on Merritt Island in the acclaimed Indian River region of Florida. Our Indian River fruit was first planted in 1926 and benefits from nutrient-rich soil and decades of growing experience. Our Florida fruit trees are protected by brackish ocean currents in winter and are kept cool in summer by these same ocean currents. Each Indian River grapefruit is hand-picked at the peak of freshness in our family-owned orchards.
The Florida grapefruit season is typically November through April. During these months, golden grapefruit and Ruby Red grapefruit are available from Harvey's Groves in various bushel sizes ranging from 1/8 bushels to full bushels. Our fresh Indian River grapefruit is hand-picked, hand-packed and shipped directly to your door. Ruby Red grapefruit and golden grapefruit can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three weeks to extend their shelf life, though we imagine they'll be too hard to resist for that long!
Juicy Ruby Red grapefruit and seedless golden grapefruit are just a few of the gourmet citrus fruits offered by Harvey's Groves. Like our other Indian River fruit, Florida grapefruit is full of Vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals, making them the perfect snack for those who are health-conscious. Share golden grapefruit and Ruby Red grapefruit with family and friends by serving these types of grapefruit at breakfast, lunch and dinner – or tuck them in a child's lunchbox, a spouse's briefcase or add a few fresh grapefruit to holiday gift baskets. With sweet Indian River grapefruit, you can drink in the Florida sunshine all winter long.