The Honeybellâ€™s name comes from its flavor, form, and family tree. Its nectarous taste and unique bell shape give it its first name, while its ancestors -- the tangerine and pomelo (A.K.A. grapefruit) merge to form its last. More specifically, the Honeybell descends from the Dancy tangerine and the Duncan grapefruit. The result is an incredibly easy-to-peel fruit with savory sweetness.
True story: When our farmer and his wife were newlyweds, he always served her the bottom half of the grapefruit at breakfast. "It's sweeter," he'd explain, and they'd sit down to discuss the merits of bottom half vs. top. The top was like the bottom, but with a tad bit more tang. Twenty some years later, they've ended the debate. Now, they each enjoy a whole grapefruit. So can you. With Indian River Grapefruit, you can halve your fruit and eat it, too.