Introducing the “Ugli” fruit

If you’re not a fan of grapefruit, Ugli fruit is a good substitute! The Ugli fruit was found growing in Jamaica and is available from December through April (sometimes in the Fall!). It is a citrus fruit created by hybridizing grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and perhaps pomelo. In addition, it’s easier to know if Ugli is at its ripest– its skin color and texture will tell you! If its skin color is still greenish and wrinkled, it’s not ripe yet. It is ripe when its skin color is orange and its texture is smoother. It may look Ugli on the outside but it taste like a ripe navel orange on the inside.


Most importantly, it is an excellent source of VITAMIN C!!!