Grapefruit

What to Look For

Choose grapefruits that are glossy, round, smooth, and feel heavy for their size.

Ideal Storage

  • 12°C - 14°C
  • 90 - 95% Relative Humidity

Grapefruit will keep for 6-8 weeks in optimal conditions. 

Grapefruits typically have coatings applied to prevent water loss. High-shine water waxes also help minimize chilling injury.

Chilling injury can occur at temperatures below 5°C. Symptoms include pitting, watery breakdown, and reddish-brown discolouration.

Response to Ethylene

Grapefruit is highly sensitive to ethylene. Exposure for as little as 1-3 days can cause the skin colour to change as well as make it more susceptible to decay.