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Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2009
6:13 AM

Post #6104848

I have 3 grapefruit trees, grown from seed, and they never have produced any fruit. They are lovely as houseplants, as long as you have room!

Thanks, too, for including the link on medication interactions. I knew my parents could no longer eat grapefruit, due to their blood pressure medications, but had no idea it could interact with my asthma meds, too! I've been on a grapefruit kick lately, so perhaps I'd better slow down. . . Just trying to get extra vitamin C any way I can, to stave off all the winter ills!

Great article!

Angie

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #6105275

Thanks for your comments Angie : ^)
Potagere, in another reply thread, says that pomelo do not have the interaction that grapefruit has. I bought a pomelo but it doesn't seem to work as easily for eating out of the half rind as grapefruit. Maybe Potagere (Jim) or someone else can tell us how to enjoy them.

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6106446

We were just talking about Pomelos in the teacher lounge yesterday. Everyone seemed to think they were a new fruit, some kind of cross between grapefruit and melons. They didn't get real high marks among those that had tried them. They said the rind was super-thick and pithy, and that the fruit didn't have a lot of flavor. I told them not to judge the whole variety based on what you could find in stores around here. Probably bred to ship well, not taste good.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #6106762

Crossing Grapefruit and melons??? Not a bunch of science teachers I hope! I have asked Potagere- in the other response thread on the article. He says you peel the tough rind and section it, do Not try the half-grapefruit with a spoon thing.
I think I read they are older than grapefruit, not a new thing. Grapefruit and pomelo are lumped together in export data.

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