How Long Does Grapefruit Last?


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1 week
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3-4 weeks
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does grapefruit last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep grapefruit in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does grapefruit last at room temperature? Grapefruit will generally keep well at room temperature for about one week; longer storage at room temperature can cause the grapefruit to shrivel and lose flavor.
  • To extend the shelf life of grapefruit, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
  • How long does grapefruit last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, grapefruit will usually keep well for about 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze grapefruit? Yes: (1) Wash and peel, then divide fruit into sections, removing all membranes and seeds; (2) In a saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups sugar and 4 cups water, mix until the solution is clear, and bring to a boil; (3) Cool the syrup and pour over grapefruit; (4) Place grapefruit and syrup in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does grapefruit last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - grapefruit that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if grapefruit is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the grapefruit: discard any grapefruit if mold appears or if the grapefruit has an off smell or appearance.

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