Citrus paradisi Macf.
Grapefruits and their hybrids
January – April
Marsh Pink is the result of a mutation selected in 1913 in Oneco (Florida, USA) on a Marsh grapefruit tree. This cultivar is characterized by the pink pigmentation of its flesh, due to the presence of lycopenes, and for holding the ripe fruit for a long time on the tree. The farm where S.A. Collins detected this variety belonged to W.B. Thompson, hence the confusion with its name.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Open growing tree with a spherical tendency, vigorous and productive. Large, dark leaves. Fruit of medium-large size, slightly flattened spherical morphology. Thin and smooth rind that can reach a yellow-orange color at the end of maturity. Pink flesh, whose intensity depends on both the cold weather and the degree of maturity. Juicy and with a flavor that combines the typical bitterness of grapefruit with a pleasant sugar level. Seedless.
It is used both for fresh consumption and for the production of juice, even at industrial level.