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Ruby Red Grapefruit

Ruby Red Grapefruit

Ruby Red Grapefruit

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I never run out of ideas on how to eat my grapefruits. You can put them in salads, yogurt... you can even juice them. They're seedless and easy to peel, making them a quick and easy snack right off the tree!

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Ruby Red Grapefruit

Seedless - Plump - and so Sweet you can Skip the Sugar!

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $119.95
Sale: $80.37
6 at $76.35 each
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

3-4 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $99.95
Sale: $66.97
6 at $63.62 each
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $89.95
Sale: $60.27
6 at $57.26 each
Qty:  
Citrus Planting Kit
Citrus Planting Kit

Our Citrus Kit allows you to easily pot up your citrus in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your citrus kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any citrus tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your citrus tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Citrus Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your citrus tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Citrus Planting Mix
$66.95
Sale: $44.86
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Planting Mix for Citrus Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Ruby Red Grapefruit get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
Sale: $9.35
Qty:  
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
$29.95
Sale: $20.07
Qty:  
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Ruby Red Grapefruit
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
$8.95
Sale: $6.00
Qty:  
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• Seedless & easy to peel- the perfect healthy snack!
• The sweetest, plumpest grapefruits
• High in vitamin C

Ruby Reds have long been America's most popular grapefruits. Now, you can have a lifetime of the sweetest, plumpest citrus for snacks, desserts or juice!

When grown as a potted patio plant, it will thrive anywhere in the country. Just bring it indoors during the cold months, and make sure you put it near a sunny window.

Enjoy its beauty and fragrance all winter.

Your Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree will reward you with a lifetime of plump, seedless citrus!

Start your day with a healthy dose of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Enjoy the citrusy goodness of grapefruit sprinkled with brown sugar or honey. Feeling adventurous? Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

A fast grower with no pest or disease problems. Soon, you'll enjoy the sweet, tangy flavor of the Ruby Red Grapefruit.

The rich green leaves of the Ruby Red Grapefruit tree are vibrant and thick. The grapefruit is a pale lemon color blushed with pink. Reaching heights of up to 20 feet (unpotted), you can even line your property with these citrus trees!

However, you can easily keep your tree pruned to the perfect height of 5-6 feet tall.

Enjoy grapefruit year-round. Peak fruiting season for the Ruby Red Grapefruit is December to May, where you'll enjoy an abundance of sweet grapefruit.

Grapefruit adds distinctive flavor to tuna, spinach, shrimp, chicken and chef salads. Dip slices in yogurt or toss into a salad with your favorite mixed greens. Toss a bundle into a juicer and enjoy a flavorful burst of fresh grapefruit juice.

These are popular citrus plants. Everyone loves how quick and easy they are to peel... making them a popular (and healthy) snack.




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-20 ft. unpruned
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: OK
Botanical Name: Citrus x paradise 'Ruby Red'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Ruby Red Grapefruit


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ruby Red Grapefruit.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Ruby Red Grapefruit gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Ruby Red Grapefruit again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Amazing - this tree arrived beautifully packed but did have a few leaves that didn't look that happy (I wouldn't be either in a box for a few days) . I put the tree on a little stand over a drip type saucer of water (the pot is not touching the water). If I remember correctly the tree arrived December 24, today January 15 it has quite a bit of new growth and a lot of flower buds about to bloom. Very Happy
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December 31, 2012
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10 months ago
WOW guys! Just got my Ruby Red Grapefruit tree. All I can say is Awesome,, gorgeous and healthy! I can't wait to plant them and harvesting my fruit! Also got 4 other trees too and they are all health and beautiful! Thanks for the great shipping and packing so my babies arrived safely!!! All you guys are the best!!! Thank you
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December 31, 2012
Had the ruby red tree for less than a month, the tree arrived packed very well. The tree had several buds, I planted in a large container and provide some supplemental light while indoors for the winter. The first flowers opened yesterday and they smell wonderful! once warmer we will move it outdoors, if the flowers are any indication of how much fruit we will get, there will be a lot of grapefruits. We are happy with the trees and shipping and plan on buying several more trees, apple,avocado, and some others from FGT's
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December 31, 2012
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It like a more humid climate
Tree came beautifully trimmed. Planted the same day and set it outside in sunny Idaho. No growth or change for two months. At the end of the two months I brought it in to the sunroom which is dramatically more humid the dry Idaho and the tree expoded with blossoms and leaves. I have pollinated the blossoms and I have loads of young fruit on the tree. I'll have to thin them but we are very excited. First year fruiting is always fun.
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October 17, 2014
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IS the grapefruit plant self-pollenating?
mohun on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: I believe it is. I grow this tree in New England, next to a lemon, orange and pomello tree, all in pots on the patio in summer, and indoors in winter. I don't know if it is possible that the other trees can cross pollinate it??? I must do some research to look into that. But I did pick 3 beautiful grapefruits recently. They were growing on the tree over the winter and all summer long. Now 3 more baby grapefruits are growing. Good luck!
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how long until the trees produce?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
Best Answer: It had two pieces of fruit the first year and three the second. But unfortanely they never ripen so couldn't enjoy the fruit
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Do you ship these plants to Corpus Christi Texas?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Texas has agricultural laws put i place that prevent us from legally shipping the Red Ruby Grapefruit Tree there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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we have a pink greatfruit tree, approximately 20 ft, it has fruit on one side (east)
when is it time to pick? the fruit is about the size of a softball, We live in s/e georgia
near the florida line
JAMES H on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: Your Grapefruits are ready when their skin changes from green to an orange color is a splash of pink in the skin. Grapefruits can take upwards of 8 months to mature.
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.