"There are still European supermarkets that consciously choose grapefruit from Florida due to the sweet flavour. They take some peel damage for granted, because they know how to appreciate the quality of the grapefruit," continues Randolf. According to the importer the supply of the Florida grapefruit is limited due to the strict checks the USDA takes to meet the European standards. "This is why people would rather not take the chance, and supply to other markets."
Randolf expects few changes in the market in coming weeks. "We have just started and the best qualities are still to come."