Marsh Seedless

White Marsh Seedless has been the most common and popular grapefruit variety for many years, though its dominance has now been challenged by the pigmented varieties such as Star Ruby. It has a high juice content, distinctive flavour and good levels of sweetness, though can be a bit acidic early in the season. As the name suggests, Marsh is largely seedless.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****

Marsh Seedless is an excellent grapefruit when grown in the right production areas.

Juicy, sweet, tangy.

Names: White Marsh Seedless; Marsh Seedless

Origin: White Marsh Seedless originated in Lakeland, Florida between 1850 and 1880. It was first propagated by E.H. Tison, who then sold his nursery to C.M. Marsh in 1890.

Grown in: Marsh Seedless is widely grown in USA, South Africa, Swaziland, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel.

The best quality Marsh is reckoned to be grown in Swaziland, north-east South Africa, Florida, Texas and Israel due the hot sub-tropical growing conditions. In cooler growing areas the fruit develop greater bitterness.

Harvest & Availability: Marsh seedless for sale in UK tends to come from:

  • January: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • February: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • March: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • April: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • May: Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa
  • June: Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa
  • July: Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa
  • August: Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa
  • September: Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa
  • October: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • November: Israel, Cyprus, Spain
  • December: Israel, Cyprus, Spain