Texas Rio Star Grapefruit are sweet, juicy and tree-ripened, literally stored on the tree to the peak of perfection.
Texas Citrus is harvested October through May of each year.
Texas is 2nd in U.S. Grapefruit production and 3rd in Orange production.
Texas Citrus is commercially grown only in hte Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
February is National Grapefruit Month.
Texas Grapefruit is the State Fruit of Texas.
January 23rd is Texas Red Grapefruit Day.
Grapefruit got its name because it grows in a cluster... just like grapes.
How to Pick a Texas Grapefruit
Look for a Texas stick on the fruit.
Choose a grapefruit with a red blushed skin that feels heavy for its size. Heavy fruit means lots of juice.
"Tropical Beauty Marks" or blemishes are caused by gentle breezes and don't affect the fruit inside.
Store citrus in a cool area for up to 2 weeks or in your refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.