Learn all about this grapefruit hybrid that is called the Melogold. How does it taste? Is it bitter? At the end we have some suggestions for more citrus to try.
I am not stranger to citrus, but I have largerly ignored the grapefruit family. Maybe the bitterness that I associate with grapefruit has kept me away from it. But my wife has been on a grapefruit kick lately, so I decided to give it a try, sort of. I purchased a Melogold last week.
🥇 What's Melogold?
It's not a true grapefruit, it is a combination between a pomelo and a Marsh grapefruit. It was released on the market in 1986.
👅 What Does It Taste Like?
It's a good sized piece of fruit. My wife and I each shared a half. The flavor was pretty mild, but extremely juicy. After popping out all the segments, we were still able to squeeze each half to make a small glass of juice.
This would make a great choice for juice making whether you are going to drink it directly our use it in a recipe. I don't think I have had a piece of citrus that was this juicy, I have tried my fare share of citrus.
🙋 Is It Bitter?
I read online that this was suppose to have no bitterness and heard the same thing in the grocery store from an employee. However I still felt there was some bitterness to it, more so than a standard pomelo, but not nearly as much as a typical grapefruit.
❄️ When in Season
Melogold are available from about November to March, with the peak of the season being December to February.
The one I purchased (at Plum Market in Ann Arbor, MI) was grown in California and distributed by Ripe to You, one of my favorite citrus producers.
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🍊 More Citrus to Try
Here are some other favorites of citrus that should be on your must try list.