Grapefruit tree growing tree of the genus citrus a hybrid between a pomelo and orange, Grapefruit tree grow as perennial evergreen, can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Fruit size ~7-15 cm’ and color is yellow, white, ping. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). It can be sweet / sour or something in between with a little bit of bitter, the red verity sweeter. The rind color yellow-green, orange-ping, rind is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for Grapefruit tree growing and care:
Warm climate, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
End of the winter, beginning of the spring
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown
Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Spring / winter
General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Thinning / Deadheading of Grapefruit tree Blossom:
First two years should thinning the flowers
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Grapefruit fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus × paradise