Citrus – Grapefruit

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘FLAME’

1987. Fruit has a smooth yellow rind and usually has a pink blush. The flesh is tender and juicy and has an internal colour almost as dark as Star Ruby.  Flame’s season is mid to late February – June,-season; the large fruit hold well on the tree with some fading of the internal colour when held past maturity. 

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘MARSH’

1860. Seedless white. the fruit is almost completely round, very juicy and rich in flavour. Marsh is medium to late in the season, attractive clusters of fruit hold well on the tree and keep well after harvest.

Year Acquired: 2017 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2017: Neither
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘MELOGOLD’

1986. Melogold fruits are oblate in form with a slightly flattened base. The rind is smooth and medium to dark yellow at maturity and thinner than Oroblanco for a similarly sized fruit. The large fruits typically average one pound in weight. The flesh is pale yellow in colour, seedless, tender, and juicy. The flavour is mild, sweet and reminiscent more of pomelo than of grapefruit. Melogold is early in its maturity and holds well on the tree. 

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Blossom/Fruit
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘OROBLANCO’

1980. Mid winter, Triploid Oroblanco produces sweet seedless fruit even in areas of low summer heat. Huge, intensely fragrant flowers and attractive glossy foliage. The fruit has a smooth greenish-yellow rind, which is thicker than a typical Grapefruit. Holds well to the tree, stores well.

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Blossom/Fruit
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘RIO RED’

1984. A popular red-fleshed fruit. Medium sized and picked while still green. Flesh and juice have a beautiful red colour. Loves high heat. Fruit stores on the tree well and has best flavour in spring and summer.

Year Acquired: 2015 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Blossom/Fruit
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ROYAL

1892. ” This variety has a relatively small, nearly round, orange-yellow, seedy fruit of sweet flavour that lacks the typical grapefruit bitterness and aroma and is suggestive of sweet orange. 

Year Acquired: 2017 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2017: Neither
2018:

 

CITRUS X PARADISI ‘RUBY RED’ (REDBLUSH)

1929. Dark pink seedless grapefruit that is juicy and flavourful. Peel has a slight pink blush. Flesh colour will fade somewhat later in the season. Tree is large and productive.

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

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