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Post  countrynaturals on 10/5/2019, 1:48 pm

A few years ago, Katie rescued a little grapefruit tree from the clearance table at a big box store. Now the thing is about 8' around and loaded with fruit. I should be celebrating, but this variety is awful. The fruit is huge, sour, and the skin almost 1/2" thick. Worse than that, the only family members who like grapefruit, aren't allowed to eat it. Is there anything I can do to put these puppies to better use than chicken food/compost?
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YEE-HAH! I FOUND IT! The stupid thing is a Pomelo! Google says if it has white flesh it should be sweet, so maybe the one we got back a few years ago was picked too soon. I may be back here apologizing for my harsh words in a week or 2. blush
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/5/2019, 3:08 pm

hunker.com wrote: Leave the fruit in place as long as possible before harvesting. The trees may flower and fruit more than once per year, but the main crop of fruit begins to ripen on the trees around November. The rind yellows as the fruit ripens.
I probably didn't wait this long last time. Embarassed

hunker.com wrote:Store the fruit for up to three months. As the fruits age, the rind will become wrinkled and deeper yellow, but the fruit inside will be sweeter and juicier than fresh-picked fruit.

I definitely didn't do that. Now I'm starting to get excited about these things. Is it November, yet? bounce
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Post  sanderson on 10/10/2019, 4:45 am

The skin on the sections is bitter. I was introduced to it by my Filipino DIL. Her family uses it in traditional dishes. Never tried it.

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Post  countrynaturals on 12/8/2019, 6:25 pm

@sanderson wrote:The skin on the sections is bitter.  I was introduced to it by my Filipino DIL.  Her family uses it in traditional dishes.  Never tried it.
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure not to eat that part. Mine are just starting to turn yellow. They survived a hard frost in November. I think I'll leave them alone until the first of the year unless we get another freeze before then.
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