I couldn’t pass it up. It was more than twice the size of the largest navel orange, and this lemony-lime color. It had to be a citrus fruit, I reasoned. I bought it for about $2, took it home, and let it sit a few days, until I could smell it through the skin. I cut into it, finding a very thick, spongey rind and a beautiful pink center. It was almost a grapefruit without the bitter bite.
Wikipedia says it’s native to Southeast Asia, but I’ll bet mine was of the Chandler variety from California. What a fun citrus surprise in the midst of a very cold winter!