About a year ago Cayden and I tried pummelos for the first time. That turned out so well we decided to venture outside our comfort zone again.
Fargo isn’t known for its selection of exotic fruit but this week at the grocery store I found these.
It’s an ugli fruit! And, yeah it’s ugly. Here is what we learned about ugli fruit:
it’s a citrus fruit that is a hybrid of pummelos, oranges, and tangerines
slightly larger than a grapefruit but has fewer seeds
the name comes from the unsightly appearance of its green, rough, wrinkled skin
Here is the inside. They are very fragrant. We thought they might be a little bitter, like a grapefruit but they were very sweet. Like the pummelo, Cayden and I fought over the ugli fruit. If you see one, you really have to try it.
Every January, Steve’s parents send us a box of Cushman honeybells. We look forward to it all year. You can only get them in January and February. They certainly don’t have them in Fargo so we get them shipped to us. If you haven’t had a honeybell before, you ABSOLUTELY have to try one. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
seems like I am on the ugli fruit/honeybell marketing team : )
honeybells are a hybrid of tangerine and grapefruit
they are about the size of your fist, have loose skin, and are very easy to peel
they are incredibly juicy-they provide DELICIOUS and plentiful juice
We eat a heck of a lot of honeybells but the juice is so good that we often just pop a sipper like this one directly into the honeybell and squeeze out the juice instead.
Cayden and I LOVE LOVE fruit-any kind of fruit. I guess you can tell that by the carnage we left behind!