The grapefruit was bred in 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. Grapefruits vary in hue from white or yellow to pink and red and can range in taste from very acidic and even bitter to sweet and sugary. They are low in calories, and rich in Vitamins A and C. Consumption of this fruit decreases risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality.
- Plant Type. Outdoor Fruit Tree
- Product Height. 2 to 4 Feet
- Season. Rainy
- Plant Growth. Can grow up to 45 feet
- Sunlight. Full sun.
- Location. When planting grapefruit (Pomelo) tree, an area on the southernmost side of the home not only offers the most sun but also provides optimal winter protection. Keep the tree at least 12 feet from buildings, walks, driveways, etc. This will allow for adequate growth.
- Watering. After planting, you should water every few days for the first couple weeks. Then you can begin watering deeply once a week, except during dry periods when additional water may be needed.
- Growing in the ground. Dig the planting hole both wide and deep enough to accommodate the roots. After placing the tree in the hole, backfill halfway with soil, firmly pressing down to squeeze out any air bubbles. Then water the soil and allow it to settle before backfilling with the remaining soil.
- Fertilizing. You can also add light fertilizer during irrigation every four to six weeks.
*Actual product may vary