Cédric Geens of W. Jockheere, an import company in Brussels, Belgium, has called the Florida grapefruit season “a season to be best forgotten”. Last year hurricane Irma ravaged the area in the US, causing massive damage. There was not a lot left of the grapefruits.
“It is extremely difficult to find any grapefruits in Florida. There is minimal volume available – an estimated 60% to 70% less than usual. The quality is also not great this year. You can clearly see the grapefruits have suffered.”