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Where do I find white grapefruit?

eatravel Sep 18, 2010 09:18 AM

I have no problems finding pink or ruby grapefruit, but it's been months since I've been able to purchase a white grapefruit. I've looked everywhere:
- Fiesta Farms;
- Fruit places on Roncesvalles;
- Fruit places in St. Lawrence Market;
- T&T;
- Fruit places on Bloor between Ossington and Lansdowne.

I used to get them at the grocery store in the Manulife, but they haven't had any since they opened following the renovations.

Did something happen to the white grapefruit, like some kind of disease or something?

St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

  1. s
    strangeattractor Jan 23, 2012 01:39 PM

    I'm having the same problem. Grapefruit is in season, pink and red grapefruits are everywhere, but where is the white grapefruit?

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    1. re: strangeattractor
      foodyDudey Jan 23, 2012 01:48 PM

      I havern't seen any for about 3 years, I don't think it's even imported anymore. It turns out that red and pink varities have a bit more of all the good things you want in a grapefruit, in addition to lycopene.

      1. re: foodyDudey
        eatravel Jan 24, 2012 03:45 PM

        But not the delicously bitter taste! Where oh where is my white grapefruit!??

    2. v
      Vinnie Vidimangi Sep 18, 2010 02:47 PM

      Yes Virginia, there is a season. wait till Xmas. Better yet, wait to February- March. The pinks are imported from the southern hemisphere. Probably not enough demand at the premium price for imports, and not so good grapefruit at that.

      Forget about foie gras on Pacific salmon. Just seasonal is just fine.

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