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Citrus (Grapefruit)

Grapefruit
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.

Citrus flowers attract bees.

For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.

Citrus (Grapefruit)

Originally hybrids between oranges and pummelos, grapefruit trees can reach 25–30 ft. tall (most are shorter), with large, dark green leaves. True grapefruit needs heat for sweet-tart fruit; it's best in Florida, south Texas, and the desert, where fruit ripens in 9 months (can take a year or longer where there’s less heat). Vigorous grower. Intermediate in cold resistance.

'Dwarf Redblush'

Trees grow 10—12 ft. tall with large, glossy green leaves and large (5-in.), sweet-tart, yellow fruit with red flesh that fades first to pink, then buff by the end of the season.

'Redblush' (‘Ruby’, ‘Ruby Red’)

Trees grow 25—30 ft. tall with large, glossy green leaves and large (5-in.), sweet-tart, yellow fruit with red flesh that fades first to pink, then buff by the end of the season.

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