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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!

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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
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Ruby Red Grapefruit can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

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


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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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By: Bayside
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.

By: Leona
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.

By: Janet Bene
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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