Wisconsin grapefruit, oh yes. Easy to grow, all you need is snow.
If you are new to The River, you may not know the story of my friend Marv.
Marv is 86 years old. He is a Master Gardner and he has been mentoring me in gardening for the last three years. He is a prankster as well.
This summer he placed a plastic orange in my son's tomato plant, a huge plastic fly and many other shenanigans.
Marv winters down in Texas on the Gulf Coast. He likes to call us and let us know he is having lunch on the beach. He had to turn his fan on because it got to 80 °. He always calls on days that we are experiencing a day of negative temperatures. Oh yes, he loves to rub it in.
During our last snow storm, my boys had a wonderful idea.
Marv loves Texas grapefruit. That is another thing he likes to tell us all about. How he is eating fresh grapefruit.
"Mom, how about we make Marv some Wisconsin Grapefruit!"
What a great idea!
The Wisconsin grapefruit will be waiting for him in our freezer when he comes back to Wisconsin in April.
Recipe for Fresh Wisconsin Grapefruit
Make the snow into a grapefruit size snowball
Use food coloring to color your grapefruit
Freeze for your buddy who winters in Texas. You would not want him to miss out on Wisconsin winters
As I type up this post, our neck of Wisconsin is under a Snow Storm Warning.
More Wisconsin Grapefruit coming right up!