In the early 1700's, a fleet of Spanish galleons, loaded with gold, silver, and jewels, were shipwrecked off the coast of Indian River County, earning that portion of Florida's seaboard the name "Treasure Coast". Fortune seekers have recovered much of the loot, but there's still a gem to be found on the mainland: our Ruby grapefruit. It's a remarkably delicious find, loaded with flavor, vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and a pulp that sparkles like the stone it's named for. Treasure hunters, your search is over!
Available November through April
The road to stardom can be paved with adversity. Such was the case where our Star grapefruit was concerned. It took a few freezes in more northern parts of the state for farmers to realize how ideal the Indian River district is for growing outstanding grapefruit. Here, Gulf Stream breezes, sunshine, natural shelter, and a root system tapping nutrient-rich coquina limestone come together to produce lush, thin-skinned fruit that's ready for center stage. Let your show begin!
Available November through March