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Lavender gem

Lavender gem


A hybrid citrus fruit created by crossing a white grapefruit with a tangelo.
The result has a pale pink skin and flesh.


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Interesting. Which regions does this hybrid come from ?
I find it very fascinating, to learn about new fruits or vegetables etcetra.
Thanks for posting.
pictures?, and how does one use the lavender gem?, recipes please.
found this
This citrus fruit is a white grapefruit-tangelo cross. The skin and flesh are a pale pink, the flavor sweet. It can be used in any manner appropriate for grapefruit. Lavender gems are also called wekiwas

Wekiwa tangelo first came from California in 1930 but was not introduced to the public in Florida until the1980's. Wekiwa is a hybrid of Sampson Tangelo and a grapefruit and therefore should be called a tangelolo.

It is delicious, very juicy, of average size for mandarins. The tree is not vigorous but it is very productive and the fruit ripen in January. Wekiwa is unlike any other tangelo because it looks like a mini grapefruit. Under favorable conditions rind pink-blushed and flesh amber-pink. Early in maturity.
Wekiwa is also known as Pink tangelo and Lavender Gem.

Other tangelo varieties include: Florida, Sunrise, Thornton, Webber and Williams
ENGMinneola, Pearl, Orlando, Sunshine, Allspice, Mandalo and Wekiwa tangelosFRATangelos Minneola, Pearl, Orlando, Sunshine, Allspice, Mandalo et Wekiwa. › Cooking Terms › Lavender gem