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Citrus paradisi/Grapefruit

Citrus paradisi / Citrus paradisi
Large six-inch fruit growing on a tree in New Orleans
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Large six-inch fruit growing on a tree in New Orleans

Tree growing in a New Orleans garden

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Scientific Name: Citrus paradisi
Common Name: Grapefruit
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The Grapefruit is a subtropical fruit known for it sour fruit. It cannot tolerate hard freezes, but can tolerate considerable cold once it is mature. Fruit is not produces for several years after planting. Trees produce a bounty of white, highly-scented flowers in spring. The amount of fruitset varies from year to year depending on the pollination. Plant trees in a warm protected place like next to a south-facing wall.