Ugli fruit

Pronounced: UHG-lee

It is called ugli fruit because it is ugly, with odd shapes and pot-marked skin, ranging in size from that of a baseball to giant grapefruit. Its Jamaican origins are unclear, but it is believed to be a cross between a mandarin orange and a Pomelo (the original grapefruit). The ugli fruit's skin is very thick, loosely covering large, juicy, acid-sweet, yellow-orange pulp segments (seed-free).

UGLI is the trademark of Cabel Hall Citrus Limited and under which it sells its Jamaican tangelo, a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grapefruit (or pomelo), an orange and a tangerine.


available year-round

How to select

Pick fruit that is heavy for its size that gives slightly to pressure. The smaller fruit tends to be more flavorful and sweeter.

How to store

Refrigerate up to 3 weeks, or store at room temperature 5 days.

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