All About Grapefruit

Latin name : Citrus paradisi

It is thought that the grapefruit originated as a naturally occurring hybrid of the sweet orange and the Indonesian pomelo in the West Indies.

Known for its bitter taste the grapefruit only became popular in the late 19th century and is now often eaten in its raw form at breakfast or drunk processed as a brightly coloured juice.

Fruit fact...

The grapefruit acquired its name because it grows on trees in clusters of up to 25 at a time.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

January, February, March, April, November, December

Southern Hemisphere

March, April, May, June, July, August

Significant countries of origin

U.S.A., Mexico, Cuba, Middle East, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, South and Central America