So what is so great about the Tropicana Texas red grapefruit? Two main reasons - flavor and sweetness. The red grapefruit has a deeper, more intense flavor than it's less colorful cousins. It also is sweeter, which helps better balance out the grapefruit's nature bitterness. Darker pigments in foods are seen has having greater health benefits.
What Makes Texas a Great Place to Grow Grapefruit?
Grapefruit is not grown in just any part of Texas, the major growing region is the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The climate there is sub tropical, the soil is fertile, and there is plenty of sunshine. It is located at the southern most tip of Texas, where the Rio Grande forms the border between Texas and Mexico. The "Valley" is actually not a true valley, but a flood plain.
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