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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

Citrus x paradisi

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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

Citrus x paradisi

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$129.50
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Special Features
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Easy Care
Edible
Spring Color

Botanical Name

Citrus x paradisi

Outdoor Growing zone

9-10

Mature Height

10-20

Mature Width

6-15

Sun needs

Full Sun

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AK, AL, AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, PR, TX

The Rio Red Grapefruit is an improved form of older red-fleshed grapefruits, and it is more cold-resistant and faster growing. When rip it has pale-yellow skin with an attractive red flush. Cut it open and it if full of sweet, red flesh with very few seeds. Red-fleshed grapefruits are much sweeter than white-fleshed ones. The fruit stays on the tree, and the longer you leave it the sweeter it gets, so you don’t have to worry about storage. Just step outside and pick your morning grapefruit straight from the tree. It grows into a large tree up to 20 feet tall in time, and needs no pruning or special attention to quickly begin to bear large crops of fruit. One tree will produce 25 pounds of fruit in a few years, and mature trees can produce more than 200 pounds of fruit. It will grow outdoors in zone 9 or warmer areas, and in colder places it can be grown in a large pot for many years. Bring it inside when the temperatures are below 50 degrees.

  • Delicious red-fleshed grapefruits
  • Easy tree to grow, requiring little care
  • Fragrant white blossoms
  • Grow in a pot with some winter protection
  • Large crops even on young trees

Choose a sunny spot to plant the Rio Red Grapefruit. It should be planted outdoors in well-drained soil, but the exact soil-type is not important. It needs no fancy pruning, and it has no serious pests or diseases to worry about. Just plant it and start picking. Because this is a faster-growing variety than older types, you won’t have to wait long before you have plenty of fruit to eat fresh, or turn into delicious preserves. Plants in pots will stay smaller, but they will still carry full-sized fruit.

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