Find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
What are Sweet Scarletts?
Sweet Scarletts are 100% Texas-grown red grapefruits. They are the reddest, sweetest, and tastiest grapefruit you’ve ever enjoyed, as well as natural and Non-GMO Project verified. They are exclusively from the southern region of Texas near the Rio Grande River.
Why are Sweet Scarletts so sweet?
The lower nighttime temperatures and higher daytime temperatures in Texas combined with the soil around the Rio Grande River are believed to enhance the sweetness and flavor profile of the fruit.
What kind of grapefruits are Sweet Scarletts?
Sweet Scarletts are the Rio Red variety.
Where and when can I purchase Wonderful Sweet Scarletts?
In general, Texas red grapefruit is available from October through April. Wonderful Sweet Scarletts are now available nationwide at major retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, Sweet Scarletts are available in a 5lb / 2.27kg pack. Ask the produce manager at your local store to stock Sweet Scarletts if they don’t already.
Can I buy Sweet Scarletts anywhere online?
Not currently. We want to make sure you get the freshest, best-tasting grapefruit possible. Sweet Scarletts are available nationwide in grocery, club and mass stores. Ask your local produce manager to carry Sweet Scarletts if they don’t already.
Are Sweet Scarletts genetically modified?
No. Sweet Scarletts were the first grapefruit to be verified by the Non-GMO Project, (http://www.nongmoproject.org/) North America’s only third-party verification organization.
Are Sweet Scarletts organic?
No, Sweet Scarletts are not organic. We do, however, follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and are very focused on the environment and sustainability.
How do I keep my Sweet Scarletts fresh?
Grapefruit should be stored in a cool, well-ventilated area. Typically, storing around 45°–57° F is best. They can stay at room temperature for up to one week. If refrigerated, they can be kept for several weeks.
Why are there blemishes on the outside of my grapefruit?
The Texas growing region is very windy, which is what causes the scarring on the outside of the fruit. The good news is that it doesn’t affect the sweet taste at all.