The MeloGold Grapefruit is a cross between a Pummelo and a White Grapefruit. This fruit is extremely large with yellowish green pebbly skin and pale yellow flesh that is sweet-tart in flavor. Like a Pummelo, this fruit has a thicker rind than regular grapefruit, is almost seedless and is very juicy. The Melogold is an outstanding hybrid, available for a few short months. This delicious fruit can stand on its own, can be peeled, segmented and added raw to salads, salsas, beverage or fruit cocktails. Use olive oil, honey, vinegar, salt, sugar or chiles to enhance the grapefruit flavor, or used in cooked applications. The juice can be used to make sorbets, granitas, shrubs, syrups, gastriques, vinaigrettes, and marinades. Use the rind to make marmalade or candied grapefruit peel. Store whole White grapefruit in the refrigerator for up to a month.

 

Similar to oroblanco, Melogold can be eaten with a Grapefruit spoon, or peeled as an orange. They are ripe when still green. It was once said to be preferred as a cash crop over oroblanco, since melogold has thinner skin, which is preferred by consumers.   

 

Tangy, sweetest as spring approaches. White grapefruit contains high levels of vitamin C and potassium, as well as minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and copper, perfect for mix in veggie juicing. hey are a good source of folate and dietary fiber as well as flavonoids, which work as antioxidants in the body and also provide anti-inflammatory benefits. White grapefruit is also a source for salicylic acid.

 

The Clayton Farm MeloGold Grapefruit (5 LB), available after January

$7.00Price