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All About Oroblanco

Imagine a grapefruit. Now, imagine the bitter flavor is replaced with juicy sweetness. The oroblanco grapefruit is a citrus fruit that’s a cross between sweet pummelos and white grapefruit. The result is a squat, pale green citrus fruit with a surprisingly sweet flavor all its own!

At FruitStand, we look forward to sending you a beautiful package of these extraordinary fruits from our small specialty farms partners. Keep reading to learn all about oroblanco!

The oroblanco is a citrus fruit that’s a hybrid between two varieties of pummelo and grapefruit, Citrus grandis Osbeck × C. Paradisi Macf. Also called oro blanco (white gold), the oroblanco grapefruit, sweeties and pomelit, we think this impeccable fruit has been slept on for far too long. If you love citrus yet aren’t usually a fan of grapefruit, oroblanco might just be the perfect fruit experience for you! 

On the outside, oroblanco’s zesty citrus peel is a soft lime green color. The green peel changes to an almost pastel yellow in the days after harvesting, but isn’t a good indication of ripeness. After all, oroblanco grapefruits are usually ripe at harvesting. Inside, the lemon-yellow sections of fruit rest inside a very thick, marshmallowy soft white pith.

If you’re holding an oroblanco, it’s ripe enough to eat! Don’t be confused by their greenish hue. A green blush remains as the fruit’s color changes into a soft yellow over time. Inside, the fruit will be sweet, soft and ready to eat!

Oroblanco grapefruits are a hybrid fruit native to California. It was created at the University of California in the middle of the 20th century. It grows on hardy trees similar to lemon, lime and grapefruit trees, with shiny leaves and relatively short overall tree height.Today, oroblanco grapefruits are cultivated in the United States in California and Florida, Australia, Israel, and Japan. Oroblanco fruits come into season in the fall and remain available through late winter.

Oroblanco is a hybrid fruit native to California where it was created at the University of California in the middle of the 20th century. It grows on hardy trees that look similar to lemon, lime and grapefruit trees, with shiny leaves and relatively short overall tree height.Today, oroblanco grapefruits are cultivated in the United States in California and Florida, Australia, Israel, and Japan.

Oroblanco grapefruits come into season in the fall and remain available through late winter.

Whether an oroblanco grapefruit is certified organic or not will depend on the farm where it was grown. At FruitStand, we only partner with the best specialty farms for exceptional quality of produce. When each harvest is available, we'll tell you whether the fruit is considered organic or conventional.

Oroblanco and grapefruit are two citrus fruits with a lot in common. In fact, oroblanco is a hybrid fruit that is the result of crossing a pummelo with a grapefruit. The oroblanco retains the size, shape and juiciness of a ripe grapefruit, but leaves behind all bitterness and acidity in favor of a bright, sweet citrus flavor. If you love citrus yet aren’t a fan of grapefruit, oroblanco might just be the perfect fruit experience for you!

Grapefruits typically have pinkish orange flesh and peel, where an oroblanco ranges in color from yellowish white to yellow with blushes of green. Oroblanco’s peel is significantly thicker thanks to its pummelo heritage. Inside, oroblanco flesh is almost as yellow as lemon, with fresh grapefruit flavor minus any bitterness associated with the conventional fruit. Oroblanco also has the benefit of being seedless, whereas grapefruits often retain their seeds.

If you’ve ever wondered where to buy oroblanco, we’ve got great news for you! FruitStand is proud to partner with small, specialty farmers to bring you exceptional quality oroblanco. To be the first to know when FruitStand is shipping oroblanco harvests, join our email newsletter!

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