Ruby Red Grapefruit
A Lifetime of Free Grapefruits
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Why get a Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree?
• Naturally pest and disease-resistant
• Adapts to many soils and conditions
• Naturally sweet with just a hint of tartness
• Seedless variety is easy to eat
Where does Ruby Red Grapefruit grow best?
This tree easily grows anywhere in the US as a container plant. Simply place your tree near a window so that it receives plenty of sunlight during the colder months. Because of its high drought-resistance, the Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree is a very low-maintenance plant, requiring water only once every one to two weeks. When grown in the ground, it is extremely adaptable and can grow in many different soils in growing zones 9-11.This tree grows anywhere in the country as a potted plant..
Is it easy to grow Ruby Red Grapefruit organically?
Ruby Red Grapefruit trees were discovered in Texas in the 1930s and have since become the top choice for grapefruit in America. Because they require watering only once every week or two, they are able to adapt to a wide variety of soils and climates. Naturally pest and disease-resistant, they do not need chemical sprays and simply require organic fertilizer a few times during the year.
How much fruit will I get?
The fruit production of a Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree is abundant even at a young age. The first production could easily exceed 25 pounds, and can even reach 100 pounds at full maturity.
What does Ruby Red Grapefruit taste like?
Ruby Red Grapefruit is seedless, sweet, and juicy and can be eaten right off the tree. It's a wonderful, healthy snack or breakfast.
Pollination & fruiting season
The Ruby Red Grapefruit is a self-pollinating tree. Wind and bees will naturally stimulate this outside. You can help your tree set fruit if needed by taking a small brush or cotton swab and spreading pollen from one flower to another. Ruby Red Grapefruit does not ripen in the traditional way that many other citrus fruits do. Rather, they gradually improve in taste and get larger as they mature. While they can sometimes be enjoyed as early as September, it is more common to start eating them in mid to late October. Since the grapefruit hold quite well on the tree and continue to grow sweeter, they can be harvested as needed through the month of May. Once picked, Ruby Red Grapefruit can be stored at room temperature for up to a week, or for up to 8 weeks if refrigerated.
Best time to plant
If grown in a garden pot, Ruby Red Grapefruit Trees can be planted at any time of year as long as they are given adequate sun and kept in above freezing temperatures.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship these trees to AZ, CA, FL, LA, SC or TX.