Star Ruby Grapefruit Tree Information and Care
As an evergreen citrus tree, Star Ruby grapefruit provides green leaves and blossoms and fruit in the Winter, while many other plants are dormant. They can grow 15-20 feet tall and wide but can be kept small under 10 ft. Leaves are dark green, long (6″) and glossy. White four-petal blossoms provide nice citrus aromas. The thin skin of this grapefruit is yellow-orange with a blush. Round shaped fruits have delicious sweet and slightly acidic flesh. Few seeds. Star Ruby has particularly amazing color and fragrance. Star Ruby grapefruit harvest season is Winter through Spring.
Plant in full sun and well-draining soil. Do not overwater to prevent phytophthora and other pest problems. Does not do well with cold weather. Provide organic citrus fruit tree fertilizer to prevent nutrient deficiency.