Ugli Fruit

Had a good one this time!! I bought an ugli fruit and really had no idea what it was all about. They were on sale at the grocery store, so I thought I’d try it since we hadn’t done “fruit frenzy” in such a long time. Here is what it looks like:

Here is some info about it: UGLI® is the registered trade mark under which Cabel Hall Citrus Ltd. markets its brand of tangelos from Jamaica. This tangelo is a variety of citrus fruit grown exclusively in Jamaica and exported by Trout Hall Ltd. to markets all over the world. It was discovered growing wild in Jamaica over 80 years ago and has been developed by the family of the owners of Trout Hall Ltd. into the commercial variety now in production. The original tree is believed to have been a hybrid formed from the Seville orange, the grapefruit and the tangerine families. Since 1924 when it was first discovered several improved scions have been used by Trout Hall Ltd. to produce the current variety which is so popular.

When buying the UGLI® brand of tangelos do not be misled by their appearance, you will love their sweet and tangy flavour. “The Affliction is only Skin Deep so the Beauty is in the Eating “™

UGLI® are easily peeled and may be eaten like a tangerine, or cut in half and eaten like a grapefruit. The pegs and juice may be used to make many sumptuous sweet and savory recipes.

The fresh flavour of UGLI® is delicious in many recipes, adding a subtle tang to both sweet and savoury combinations. Being easy to peel, with generous sized segments, the fruit lends itself to many dishes. It is exceedingly juicy, and has a flavour that does not need added sugar unless you have a very sweet tooth. The simplest way to serve UGLI®, is to cut them in half, loosen the segments, and eat with a spoon – this is a delicious breakfast dish. For lunch or dinner, try sprinkling with sherry or Kirsch, and serving as a first course, or offer UGLI® as a fruit course for dessert.

UGLI® are remarkably juicy, and squeeze easily for refreshing drinks. A glass of UGLI® juice makes a refreshing, flavourful change to fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit. The juice is delicious warmed as a hot toddy with rum, and sweetened with honey or brown sugar, or used to make ice creams and soufflés. Peel, slice away the pith and cut out the segments to use in a salad, as a cheesecake topping, or on its own as a dessert drizzled with sherry or Kirsch. The peel and juice together make marvelous marmalade.

UGLI® come in different sizes varying in diameter from 4 inches (10 cm.) to 6 inches (15 cm.) and many varieties of colour from green to greenish-yellow, to yellow, and some even orange! They are only harvested and sent to market after they have ripened on the tree, so what is found in the store is always ripe fruit even though the skin may be green. Inside, the flesh is always orange to deep orange, and although the early season fruit in December and January is slightly more tangy than the later season fruit, they are all sweet and juicy!According to what I read, the ugli fruit is a combination of a

Here is what they look like in the center.

The description was accurate – they were quite yummy!! I enjoyed it more than an orange. Zach gobbled it up too and said he had a new favorite fruit!! I guess I’ll be buying more ugli fruit – can’t judge a book by its cover or crazy name.

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