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Grapefruits

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The origins of this particular member of the citrus family to this day have yet to be clearly determined, even its rather late appearance. In any case, the grapefruit is the result of the cross between the original Jamaican sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and the Indonesian pomelo (Citrus maxima), although closer in appearance to the former. Truth be told, the grapefruit would not exist today if Captain Shaddok, governor of an English ship, had not brought over pomelo seeds to Jamaica back in 1693.

While the grapefruit is the “youngest” member of the citrus family, its name is even “younger” by comparison! In fact, it was a 19th century naturalist that noticed that the fruits of the tree grew in bunches, much like grapes, and hence the name in English, grapefruit. Grapefruits are available from October to April.

Production Process

The produce harvesting is carried out by experienced personnel, members of our staff because we feel that the harvest is a key factor in the entire process, just as important as he growing process, in ensuring the final quality of the product. Harvesting always takes place after the grade sugars (brix) have been measured and accepted by our specialists and of course after the various interventions taken to ensure the plants viability have been checked out by the health inspectors. The harvest is carried out with special tools all of which are sanitized before each use. The produce is packaged in plastic containers and transported by our privately owned fleet of container trucks. Our work force consists of trained packaging people who work under the constant supervision of the production manager and the quality controller. As with all our products the grapes are packaged according to the specific requirements of each client.

The origins of this particular member of the citrus family to this day have yet to be clearly determined, even its rather late appearance. In any case, the grapefruit is the result of the cross between the original Jamaican sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and the Indonesian pomelo (Citrus maxima), although closer in appearance to the former. Truth be told, the grapefruit would not exist today if Captain Shaddok, governor of an English ship, had not brought over pomelo seeds to Jamaica back in 1693.

While the grapefruit is the “youngest” member of the citrus family, its name is even “younger” by comparison! In fact, it was a 19th century naturalist that noticed that the fruits of the tree grew in bunches, much like grapes, and hence the name in English, grapefruit. Grapefruits are available from October to April.

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