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  • Subject: Grapefruit
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:30:17 -0500 (EST)

Can anyone tell me why I can no longer find plain old yellow grapefruit?
Grapefruit and avocado salad is a standard around our house at this time
of year - an essential for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  
When I was a child in Florida in the ' 30s, pink grapefruit were a 
novelty, but we decided they didn't really taste as good as the regular
kind.  One semester when I was in college, I financed a summer trip by
not paying the dining-hall fee, and I subsisted that semester on a diet
of grapefruit and potato chips.  Yes, I survived that and didn't really gain
any weight.  Anyhow, I have always been fond of old-fashioned yellow
grapefruit, not the pink ones.  Nowadays, the only thing I can find in 
the stores are the pink ones.  I still don't think they taste as good as
the old ones.
Do they not grow the old ones any more?  I guess they cut down all the
grapefruit trees to put up condos for old people.

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