Within Europe, France is the largest buyer of Florida grapefruit, followed closely by the Netherlands, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries. To that end, the Citrus Growers’ Association, in partnership with the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum and the economic section of the South African Embassy in Seoul, will be promoting South African grapefruit at 36 Emart stores, the largest retailer in South Korea, from 13 to 15 July. [21], The Star Ruby is the darkest of the red varieties. ", "Quantitative Assessment of Citric Acid in Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, and Commercially-Available Fruit Juice Products", "Standardisation d'une formulation de confiture de chadèque et évaluation des paramètres physico-chimiques, microbiologiques et sensoriels", "Cut Cancer Drug Costs By Exploring Food Interactions", "How to Clean Your Bathtub with Grapefruit and Salt: 6 Steps", "How To Naturally Clean a Bathtub with Grapefruit and Salt", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Grapefruit&oldid=988560927, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 November 2020, at 22:37. The demand for grapefruit from other origins is normal to good. Something went wrong with your message. Based on your current location, we selected the North America edition of FreshPlaza.com for you, You are currently in the North America edition of FreshPlaza.com. The action of the CYP3A4 enzyme itself is to metabolize many medications. Ruby Red is the main grapefruit variety planted in Spain. California: Small volumes, but no gap in the seasonThe red grapefruit production stopped a few weeks earlier than normal in the Central Valley / District 1 in California. Something went wrong with your message. Its inhibiting effect on the metabolism of some drugs may allow smaller doses to be used, which can help to reduce costs. It produces 5 cm (2 in) white four-petaled flowers. Grapefruit growers in Southern Africa (South Africa, Eswatini and Zimbabwe) are hopeful of obtaining a larger harvest than in the previous season. The Far East – specifically China, Japan and South Korea – require large grapefruit for supermarket programmes and those markets have remained untouched by the preponderance of available small fruit. [1] Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between the sweet orange (C. sinensis) and the pomelo or shaddock (C. maxima), both of which were introduced from Asia in the 17th century. You are receiving this pop-up because this is the first time you are visiting our site. [36] The larvae of these flies then consume the fruit to gain nutrients until they can proceed into the pupae stage. Grapefruit is not the most popular citrus among European consumers due to its bitter taste. Italy’s grapefruit production is expected to remain flat from last season at 5,l60 MT. With National Grapefruit Month upon us (yes, even fruit get a month of celebration), we thought what better time to introduce this refreshing tropical citrus, which is in season now. Imports are still arriving from Israel and Egypt and products from Taiwan are also marketed, but sales are slow. Its improved attributes of mutant variety are fruit and juice color, deeper red, and wide adaptation. Lookout learns that it will be a good but challenging season given the times we are in. The early price is projected to be higher than last year, until more quantities are available for the loadings. FruitOne Europe continuously develops and grows successful lines into the main retailers and specialized distribution segments, thanks to: It is not only a matter of linking offer with demand. “But some of the best grapefruit sales in the EU happen after the summer holiday, in September and October,” he notes.