Rio Red Grapefruit
Rio Red assumes the savior role for the Turkish Grapefruit business every season. It is harvested 4-6 weeks later than Star Ruby so during seasons when Star Ruby has high crop but is lacking size, Rio Red saves the day with its characteristic larger sizes. And when Star Ruby crop is short then Rio Red comes handy in filling the gap in volume. We must note that later in the season Rio Red takes a beautiful flame-red color that few other suppliers can achieve. Available mostly in 105-130mm.Recommended period for export is week 47 to week 18.
Star Ruby Grapefruit
Although worldwide grapefruit consumption might be in decline, Grapefruit, after Lemons, is Turkey’s most tradable citrus item. Grapefruits from Turkey are exported to almost everywhere in the world, to markets ranging from Japan to Canada and even to South Africa; and Star Ruby is the corner stone for the Turkish Grapefruit trade. Turkish Star Ruby is a beautiful looking fruit with great color and smooth, shiny skin. Yet the extreme periodicity and high acid content are the biggest factors that are keeping it from becoming a more popular item. Abundant sizes differ from year to year.Recommended period for export is week 42 to week 15.