Ugli fruit

This citrus fruit, bred by crossing a grapefruit with an orange or tangerine, is grapefruit sized but loose skinned like a tangerine, with pinkish orange flesh that's sweeter than grapefruit and nearly seedless. The skin is thick, rough, and puffy; it may be an even or blotchy greenish yellow to orange. Ugli fruit originated in Jamaica, but is now grown in Florida.


Choose heavy fruit that gives slightly to finger pressure. Use ugli fruit as you would grapefruit or oranges, as a breakfast fruit and in salads and desserts.