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What are Winter Sweetz?

Our Winter Sweetz™ Texas red grapefruits are unlike any other grapefruit out on the market. Unusually sweet, unbelievably juicy, perfectly plump, Winter Sweetz are the grapefruits everyone loves.

What makes WinterSweetz different than other grapefruits?

Maybe it’s that fantastic Texas sun. Perhaps it’s the nutrient-rich Mission, Texas, soil. It might just be all the personal love and attention we shower on each individual tree. There’s plenty that makes us different. But we’d rather you try it and see for yourself.

When is the Winter Sweetz season?

Our succulent grapefruit matures during the summer months and into autumn. They reach prime deliciousness during the winter months, hence the name, Winter Sweetz.

How do you peel a Winter Sweetz grapefruit?

Did you know it’s the grapefruit’s membrane that makes it taste sour? Yes, indeed. But, luckily, we here at Lone Star Citrus have discovered the perfect way to peel a Winter Sweetz grapefruit. And we have got an easy tutorial that you can watch here.

What’s the difference between Winter Sweetz and California grapefruits?

While California is famed for its weather, the region where grapefruit is grown has acidic soil. On the other hand, Winter Sweetz get spoiled by our amazing South Texas climate and soil.
While the Rio Grande Valley is known for its warm weather – to say the least – grapefruit prospers in these conditions. The fruit reaches peak sweetness with hot days and warm nights. The climate and temperatures of the region help to increase sugars and lower the acidity.
It’s these differences in climate and soil conditions that help to separate Winter Sweetz from the rest.

My Winter Sweetz grapefruit looks a little scarred. Is that ok?


While California’s white and pink grapefruit may look prettier on occasion, the old saying holds true with Winter Sweetz – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Yes, our fruit may bare the occasional scar because of whipping winds, but the humidity of the area helps to keep our fruit sweet, plump, and juicy. As a matter of fact, those scars are a good sign of the sugar content.

Are grapefruits good for you?

Yes, unbelievably so. Our grapefruit is rich, delectable, and chock full of much-needed vitamins and minerals. Plus, they’re low in calories, which makes them the perfect snack for the holiday season, when you might be tempted to indulge a little more than usual.
Not only that but Winter Sweetz grapefruit:

  • Can boost your immune system
  • Act as natural fat burners
  • Are great for your skin
  • Speed up your metabolism
  • Help to detoxify your liver

And so much more!

Are there any grapefruit recipes you recommend?

Boy, are we glad you asked! We have plenty of absolutely scrumptious grapefruit recipes that we know you’ll absolutely love. From healthy dishes to savory drinks, there’s a million and one ways that you can spice up your grapefruit game.

How do I get my hands (and taste buds) on some of those superbly sweet Winter Sweetz grapefruits?

You’ll need to check in with your local grocery retailer to see if they stock Winter Sweetz. If not, make sure they reach out to us NOW. Once we start shipping, Winter Sweetz fly off the shelves.