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General Produce

Citrus, Grapefruit

Sizing
 

Sizes ranging from 12- to 56-count

Grades:
 

  • Fancy
  • Choice
Receiving Inspecting:

Look for grapefruit with smooth, blemish-free skins. Fruit should be heavy for its size and well-shaped. Grapefruit may exhibit some regreening of the skin; this does not adversely affect internal fruit quality.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 41-42° F/5-6° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity

Maintain adequate air ventilation during storage. Keep cartons off the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from condensation of moisture in the room. Store citrus away from foods with strong odors and ethylene-producing fruits.

Shelf-Life:
21 to 28 days.
Troubleshooting:

Pitted peel, discolored flesh, and mold are indications of improper storage temperature.

Usage Ideas:

  • Toss gapefruit sections, edamame, and crispy wonton strips with creamy avocado-ginger dressing.
  • Stir together lump crab meat, chopped grapefruit, fresh chives, chopped hearts of palm, and mayonnaise; serve in grapefruit rinds or over salads.
Seasonal Availability:

Major production areas include the states of Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, as well as the Bahamas and Mexico.