Jerry W. Jackson | Orlando Sentinel

Mesh bags and boxes of plump Indian River grapefruit still sell briskly during the winter holidays at White's Red Hill Groves, a gift-fruit packinghouse in southeast Orlando. Grapefruit has always played a secondary role to the more glamorous Florida orange crop, in all its colorful varieties. But midwinter grapefruit sales are still a staple for many small shippers, and this season's crop is said to be shaping up as one of the higher-quality harvests in years.

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