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Star Ruby Grapefruit
Citrus x paradisi 'Star Ruby' - Star Ruby Grapefruit
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The Star Ruby Grapefruit tree is a medium-sized attractive, evergreen with glossy green leaves and fragrant, creamy-white blossoms. It produces a slighty flattened fruit early in the season that has a thick rind and ripens into a yellow-gold colour with a pink-reddish hue with juicy, red flesh and few seeds. The pink colour develops best in warmer inland areas and the longer the fruit remains on the tree the larger and sweeter it will become. The grapefruit can be juiced into a beautiful, red juice with a sweet-sour tang. It’s a prolific tree bearing fruit that’s very nutritious, rich in vitamin C, refreshing and popular for breakfasts. It can be used in sweet and savoury dishes, seafood, cocktails, jams, jellies and marmalades. 

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 165mm
Colour — White
Growth Height — 8m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.

Watering needs

Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.

Pruning Advice

Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.

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