Grapefruit!

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    Mar 03, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Oh how I love thee. I just found white grapefruit for the first time in 3 years after they suddenly disappeared from the supermarket where it seems like you can only get pink or ruby red. Just finished off one white, one ruby red and an orange.

    Grapefruit is probably my favorite fruit of all time. Just love the soury sweet flesh bursting with flavor. Ritas Ices used to make grapefruit flavor italian ice but they discontinued it because it was not a big seller. I even look for grapefruit jelly.

    how awesome is the grapefruit, so healthy for you too, anybody else into them...I am expecting a bunch of sourpusses to rip the grapefruit to shreds
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    Mar 03, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    Absolutely despise it. That and papaya, pretty much the only 2 foods I cannot stand in the world.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    icon_surprised.gif that cake looks yummy! I'll eat the cake and throw that disgusting grapefruit slice in the waiter's face. Hard. HARD.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidAbsolutely despise it. That and papaya, pretty much the only 2 foods I cannot stand in the world.


    I would have to agree. grapefruit without the skin, maybe, but peeling it, eating it, no thank you. Papaya has to flavor what-so-ever. A delicious orange, or juicy apple go along way with me.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    Grapefruit is disgusting.
  • xysx

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    Mar 03, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    just bought half a dozen today. gonna make some grapefruit sorbet.
    MMmmmmm
    also love them sprinkled with fresh ground cardamon then broiled
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    It's nasty
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    i just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.
  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 03, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    I love grape fruits.

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  • camfer

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    Mar 03, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Today in the greenhouse we were transplanting grapefruit mint. It smells and tastes like grapefruit, but it's really just a big leafed mint cultivar. I'm looking forward to making tea with it once it gets bigger.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidi just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.


    I lived in a house with citrus trees, including a grapefruit tree which I will assume was 5 thousand years old give or take a century. Year round it was insanely packed with bowling ball sized grapefruit (I am not even kidding how hideously gigantic these things were). YEAR round there were like a hundred squashed grapefruit all over the yard that this tree dropped like mad. You could hear one falling from a mile away. KA-THUNK *ROLL ROLL ROLL* (there was a slight pendant to where the tree was and they rolled for a little bit).

    I had to spend HOURS, SHOVELING these damn rotting things filling black garbage bag after black garbage bag, CONSTANTLY. It, was, HELL.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    You sure that wasn't a pomelo tree instead?
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    I like the taste, but it burns a hole right through my stomach. The only thing I can have with grapefruit flavor in it is this:

    http://www.sparklingice.com/flavors.aspx?flavor=Pink_grapefruit

    (These drinks are amazing, BTW. I haven't had a chance to try the new flavors.)
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    camfer saidYou sure that wasn't a pomelo tree instead?


    I don't think I even knew what a pomelo was, but I just looked it up and no, they were grapefruits.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    tailgater_3 saidi just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.


    I lived in a house with citrus trees, including a grapefruit tree which I will assume was 5 thousand years old give or take a century. Year round it was insanely packed with bowling ball sized grapefruit (I am not even kidding how hideously gigantic these things were). YEAR round there were like a hundred squashed grapefruit all over the yard that this tree dropped like mad. You could hear one falling from a mile away. KA-THUNK *ROLL ROLL ROLL* (there was a slight pendant to where the tree was and they rolled for a little bit).

    I had to spend HOURS, SHOVELING these damn rotting things filling black garbage bag after black garbage bag, CONSTANTLY. It, was, HELL.


    we give what we can't eat 2 the local food bank. citrus trees do produce A LOT of fruit.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidi just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.
    oh my god i wish i hadn't looked at your profile because you look so stupid it gave me a headache
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 said
    Ariodante said
    tailgater_3 saidi just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.


    I lived in a house with citrus trees, including a grapefruit tree which I will assume was 5 thousand years old give or take a century. Year round it was insanely packed with bowling ball sized grapefruit (I am not even kidding how hideously gigantic these things were). YEAR round there were like a hundred squashed grapefruit all over the yard that this tree dropped like mad. You could hear one falling from a mile away. KA-THUNK *ROLL ROLL ROLL* (there was a slight pendant to where the tree was and they rolled for a little bit).

    I had to spend HOURS, SHOVELING these damn rotting things filling black garbage bag after black garbage bag, CONSTANTLY. It, was, HELL.


    we give what we can't eat 2 the local food bank. citrus trees do produce A LOT of fruit.


    I agree finding ways for food to not go to waste is the optimal solution. Mine was a rented house I lived in San Diego while finishing up my art degree (spending 18 hour days, 7 days a week at my studio). I literally never went into that huge yard except to clean up the mounds of rotting fruit (there were other citrus trees in the yard in addition to the grapefruit). The only fucking fantastic bonus in that yard? A massive avocado tree. Oh yeah baby that one I enjoyed. Old as Jesus like the other trees with massive avocados.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidI don't know what gave you that impression, Anduru.....tailgater is one of the smartest boiz on this whole site. Cute, fit, smart as a whip. Somebody oughta snap him up.
    is that why he types "r" instead of "our"?
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    With my acid reflux, even saying the word grapefruit gives me heartburn.
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:51 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    Anduru said
    tailgater_3 saidi just go outside and pick them. we have oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, and kumquats in r yard. nothing like ripe, fresh off the tree citrus.
    oh my god i wish i hadn't looked at your profile because you look so stupid it gave me a headache
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    am i jealous of yo ugly ass too then?
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidOh how I love thee. I just found white grapefruit for the first time in 3 years after they suddenly disappeared from the supermarket where it seems like you can only get pink or ruby red. Just finished off one white, one ruby red and an orange.

    Grapefruit is probably my favorite fruit of all time. Just love the soury sweet flesh bursting with flavor. Ritas Ices used to make grapefruit flavor italian ice but they discontinued it because it was not a big seller. I even look for grapefruit jelly.

    how awesome is the grapefruit, so healthy for you too, anybody else into them...I am expecting a bunch of sourpusses to rip the grapefruit to shreds


    There's no grapefruit better than an Indian River Ruby Red from Florida. You probably missed them last year because of the nasty freeze we had. I picked up three at the store earlier tonight at 87 cents a piece.

    Also I planted one that is just now starting to bloom. Between it and the oranges I planted, the fragrance is intoxicating.

    Here's my new baby grapefruit

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    camfer saidYou sure that wasn't a pomelo tree instead?


    My brother's got a pummelo and says the fruit is pretty good this year. I don't know if it is widely known but the grapefruit is actually a cross between a pummelo and an orange.

    One of the early cross-breeders of citrus was the Wray family of the Fort Lauderdale area. Here's what's become of their property

    http://www.flamingogardens.org/

    The grounds are gorgeous if anyone in the area is interested to visit. They also treat injured birds so you can get up close to eagles and owls.

    tailgater_3 said

    we give what we can't eat 2 the local food bank. citrus trees do produce A LOT of fruit.


    I'm planning to put in a bunch more citrus, also olives and another variety of avocado to extend my harvest. I was planning to put the extra on a table in front of the house for neighbors & students to enjoy. I like your idea of the food bank & will keep it in mind.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
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    Ariodante saidAbsolutely despise it. That and papaya, pretty much the only 2 foods I cannot stand in the world.


    I would have to agree. grapefruit without the skin, maybe, but peeling it, eating it, no thank you. Papaya has to flavor what-so-ever. A delicious orange, or juicy apple go along way with me.



    I FUCKING LOVE PAPAYA. I have to jump in here just to express that. It's a knee jerk reaction. grapefruit is pretty kickass, too.
    One of the best things about living in Mexico is that papaya is cheap and always in season.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidI love grape fruits.

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    Ha ha, one of the most erotic fruit pictures I've ever seen. That tongue of yours is so hot! You go boy!
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:34 AM GMT
    jerseywoof said
    Also I planted one that is just now starting to bloom.

    Here's my new baby grapefruit


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    OK - this may seem like a dumb question - but why would you plant a grapefruit right under what appears to be a very large pine tree? I know that in Arizona, grapefruit are grown in full sun.