Grapefruit

 

Citrus species

Rutaceae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Evergreen perennial
Size: 25 - 30 feet
Flowers: White in fragrant clusters in the spring
Fruit:
Varies by variety

Trunks: Trunks and branches are subject to sunburn; do not prune lower branches that shade the trunk.

Stems: Large dark green leaves with a large winger petiole (leaf stem)
Range/Origin: The West Indies were the point of origin for grapefruit, probably as a cross between the pomelo and an orange

Hardiness: Sunset zones 8, 9, 12 - 24, H1, H2

Comments: Seasonal litter, fruit drop, thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Moderate, with regular deep watering

        Soil: Well drained, nitrogen amended soil

        Propagation: Budding

         Maintenance: See; http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1151.pdf and http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/crops/az1492.pdf

          

 

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