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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 contract, 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 prune 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 twice a week (1 – 2x/wk ) until trees established. Make sure to create a good watering well above the ground lever to Heavy pruning should be done in the winter while it is cooler. Summer thinning is important to manage the trees shape, energy, and health. In home orchards, space trees about 10 feet apart. Trees can be planted as close as 6 feet apart if kept small or grown tall and narrow. Space trees about 10 feet apart on average in home orchards.