Homegrown: Peel for luck


Perhaps more commonly known as a pomelo, this citrus was first named shaddock after a 17th-century sea captain who brought its seeds from Asia. They look like overgrown grapefruit, with very thick rinds and an interior fruit that's sweeter but more fibrous. As with other citrus, choose fruits that seem heavy to indicate lots of juice. Shaddocks are particularly popular for Lunar New Year, believed to bring prosperity and good fortune. Fully peel the sections of skin and membrane, and slice them into green salads or use the juice in a celebratory cocktail. Happy New Year!