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- The Oroblanco Grapefruit is the most popular white fleshed variety and is also known as the "Sweetie". The fruit is large, seedless, oblong or round shape, with smooth yellow skin. The rind is very thick and a creamy white...
- Citrus × paradisi Red Rio Grapefruit trees produce the dark red flesh grapefruit. It has an amazing, deep, ruby red color flesh with juicy, delicious, sweet, and acidic flavors. The fruit is round with smooth skin that is yellow-orange with...
Grapefruit Trees For Sale
Grapefruit trees are evergreen. They grow well in the full sun and soil that drains well. The trees produce large fruits year round that are very nutritious. The trees do not lose their leaves in the winter and growing as standard trees with a single trunk that branching out a few feet from the ground, where people and objects can walk and be placed below the canopy. We also grow dwarf Grapefruit trees. In dwarf trees at a young age the tip of dwarf tree is cut/topped immediately after the graft. This prevents a single trunk and the canopy is then pruned to a round shape low to the ground. Branches are low and the fruit is easy to pick.
Plant grapefruit trees in the Full Sun. Use high quality planting mix and fertilizers and make sure soil drains well. Plant level to ground. Use extra soil to create good watering well above the ground around the root zone to collect water accordingly when watered. Generally, water deeply planted trees once to three times a week (1 – 3x/wk ) until trees established. Heavy pruning should be done in the winter while it is cooler and trees are not flowering. Summer thinning is important to manage the trees shape, energy, and health. In home orchards, space trees about 10 feet apart although trees can be planted as close as 6 feet apart if kept small. Space trees about 10 feet apart on average in home orchards.
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Plant Care Information
How To Water
The quantity and frequency of water to provide is based on the tree’s maturity – Fully saturate most soils with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15-size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production.
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use of organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Plant Trees under at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight in fertilized soil that drains well. Provide enough water to saturate roots at the right frequency to develop good-quality fruits. To grow healthy trees, trim using proper techniques at the right time to prevent biotic pest problems and protect from abiotic Stresses like wind and heat. Sunlight Sensitive plants can burn if they receive direct afternoon sunlight in hot climates due to heat stress. Use shade to prevent this damage.