The grapefruit (Citrus paradise) is a sub-tropical citrus tree grown for its fruit, which was originally named the 'forbidden fruit' of Barbados. In Spansih it is known as toronja or pomelo. Grapefruit is believed to be a crossing of pomelo, C. maxima, and bitter orange, C. aurantium ssp. amara. The grapefruit usually grows as 5-6 m tall evergreen tree with dark green, long, thin leaves and yellow-skinned largely oblate fruits. It also comes in many varieties, determinable by color, which is caused by the inside, pulp colour of the fruit. The most popular varieties cultivated today are red, white and pink and the family of flavours range from highly acidic and somewhat bitter to sweet and tart. The major producer of grapefruit is the USA with orchards in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California.
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