Oro blanco grapefruit, also known as sweeties, are a hybrid resulting from the cross of acidless pomelo and marsh grapefruit. Sweetie grapefruits earn their moniker from their remarkably sweet taste and lack of bitterness that is often associated with grapefruits. They are rife with grapefruit aroma, juicy, and full flavored with little to no bitterness.
Uses: Oro blanco grapefuits can be peeled by hand to reveal the sweet white flesh within. The pith should be discarded and only the pulp should be eaten. The fragrant peel can be used in cocktails or made into candied zest.
Oro blancos can have green or yellow skin depending on the time of harvest. They can be distinguished by their white-yellow interior and sweet citrus flavor.