FAQs About Texas Grapefruit
Texas grapefruit is highly prized as some of the most delicious grapefruit you can buy, but how much do you really know about it? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Texas grapefruit and Texas citrus fruit:
Isn't the weather in Texas too dry for citrus? Not at all! Southern Texas has a sub tropical climate that is perfect for growing delicious citrus fruit. When grapefruit and other citrus fruits were first cultivated in Texas back in the 1800s the fruit did well almost immediately thanks to the unique weather conditions in Southern Texas. Originally grapefruit and other citrus fruits were introduced to Texas by missionaries who came to the area but citrus fruits quickly become a profitable cash crop for Texas.
What is a Rio Star grapefruit? Rio Star and Ruby Sweet grapefruits are grapefruits that you will only find in Texas. In the early 20th century when growers first started growing citrus fruit for sale they were shocked to find red grapefruits growing alongside pink grapefruit and white grapefruit. Once the tangy, rich taste of the red grapefruit was discovered growers and scientists raced to create their own types of red grapefruit. The Rio Star and the Ruby Sweet are two of the many different types of grapefruit that are today considered to be Ruby grapefruit.
Is Texas citrus fruit expensive? Texas citrus fruit is very affordable for almost every budget. You can order boxes of just grapefruit or boxes of just oranges, or assorted citrus fruits at a very reasonable price. You can also order high end gourmet gift baskets and add on treats like gourmet preserves, nuts, chocolates, and other treats. No matter what your budget is there are citrus gifts that you can afford and that will delight your friends and family.
Where can I have fruit shipped? You can get Texas grapefruit shipped anywhere in the US. No matter where your gifts need to go they will arrive fresh and expertly packed. If you're ordering gifts for a holiday make sure that you order early because there are sometimes shipping delays during the holiday season due to weather problems and the high volume of items that are being shipped during that time. This year skip the mall and all the long lines at the post office. Go online and order some delicious Texas grapefruit and have it sent to all your loved ones no matter where in the country they are.