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Ruby Red Grapefruit

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-t- Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

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

  2. Root Rocket™ - Mycorrhizal Fungi, Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Root Rocket™ Patio Planting Mix
$49.95
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Ruby Red Grapefruit 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

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


Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
8-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft. unpruned

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

OK

Botanical Name:

Citrus x paradise 'Ruby Red'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX

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

- 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.





Customer Reviews

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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.
October 17, 2014
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
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
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my ruby red grapefruit
I got this on a whim because all the reviews were favorable and reported very fast fruiting. I go mine about two months ago and it has been true to form. I was a little disappointed becase at first it "just sat." But tet alone for a week and discovered it had grown a foot and was covered with blossom buds. The flowers promptly filled my room with sweet scent when they opened. Wow!
June 20, 2015
Warwick, MA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
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
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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Excellent citrus selection
I thought so mangled and broken from rough handling during shipping it would surely die I trimmed it and it's growing perfect Can't wait for first fruits!
May 11, 2016
Robertsdale, AL
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.


Questions & Answers

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love ruby red grapefruit
Joseph Lee M on Jul 13, 2016
Always wanted live fruit tree in my house
Mee T on Jun 21, 2016
I have other citrus trees and wanted to round out my selection. This will also be grown in a pot so I can control the size and production.
Catherine W on Jul 6, 2016
I purchased this at the same time as my lemon tree. No blooms yet. If I can update my posting, I will try to remember to.
Kenitra M on Jun 21, 2016
What height or age does the plant start to produce fruit. How and when do U prune the plant?
Vance G on Jan 13, 2015
How old are the trees? At 3-4' and 4-5'?
JimmieJ on Mar 28, 2015
We planted our new Ruby Red tree in January 2015, when do we start fertilizing? How much fertilizer and how often?
Helen B on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: At planting time, don’t fertilize your tree. Instead, wait until new growth appears. Then you should begin a feeding schedule of once a month from February through October. For excellent fruit and growth production, you’ll want to use quality organic citrus fertilizer. Look for organic fertilizers formulated perfectly for citrus trees, such as Citrus-tone from Espoma and Dr. Earth Organic 9 Fruit Tree Fertilizer. If you cannot find either of those, you can use palm fertilizer, as they have almost identical requirements.

Scatter the measured organic fertilizer on the ground at least a foot away from the trunk – thoroughly water the fertilizer. Young citrus trees have an annual increased need of fertilization because their root system is increasing over this time span. Bear in mind that if you are growing your trees in containers, they will need fertilizing more often than a tree planted in the ground.
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Ruby Red Grapefruit tree in Phoenix AZ. I just got a potted tree that has started to flower. It is about 2ft tall now. What is needed to get it planted? Should I use plant food and/or potting soil to help it take to the ground? How deep and wide does the hole need to be?
Joe S on Mar 28, 2015
Best Answer: Start your planting process by digging a hole 3 feet wide in your yard. Save all soil and get rid of the grass and its roots on the top layer. Dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball. Loosen the soil beneath where your tree will sit, which will help your roots grow easier.
There isn’t any need to add compost to the existing soil. It will not improve drainage because your tree’s roots will grow deeply into the ground
During the first few months your tree is in the ground, it needs deep root watering.
No matter what kind of shrubs, trees or plants are in your landscaping – never put down mulch that exceeds 3 inches deep. Mulching around your new citrus tree is not a good idea, since it can sometimes cause fungus problems. If you simply must have that aesthetic appeal, keep all mulch two feet away from the trunk.
At planting time, don’t fertilize citrus trees. Instead, wait until new growth appears. Then you should begin a feeding schedule of once a month from February through October. For excellent fruit and growth production, you’ll want to use quality organic citrus fertilizer. Look for organic fertilizers formulated perfectly for citrus trees, such as Citrus-tone from Espoma and Dr. Earth Organic 9 Fruit Tree Fertilizer. If you cannot find either of those, you can use palm fertilizer, as they have almost identical requirements.
Scatter the measured organic fertilizer on the ground at least a foot away from the trunk – thoroughly water the fertilizer. Young citrus trees have an annual increased need of fertilization because their root system is increasing over this time span. Bear in mind that if you are growing your trees in containers, they will need fertilizing more often than a tree planted in the ground.
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Have any of these trees ever come with pests or diseases?
Lindzey on Jul 6, 2016
Best Answer: My tree seems healthy although it took nearly 3 months after planting before any new growth appeared! Also didn't see any pests on tree when it arrived! We will see how it grows during next springs growth cycle!
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I thought grapefruits were supposed to be sour. Are they actually sweet?
Lindzey on Jun 20, 2016
Best Answer: I depends on the type or name of grapefruit and Ruby Red is one of the sweetest. The old fashion yellow grapefruit can be plain bitter.
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SOIL FOR POTTED CITRUS ?
SUE M on Mar 9, 2016
Best Answer: The best soil for citrus trees is deeply draining with good top runoff. This allows water to drain away from the deep root system. If you are not sure how well your subsoil drains, the other trees in your yard bear clues. Are your shade and spring flowering trees all very healthy and producing vigorous growth? If so, you most likely have the level of drainage already in place to succeed in growing citrus plants. If other trees in your yard aren’t looking healthy, you will want to grow your citrus trees in raised beds.

As with any other plant, the level of pH in the soil will present you with problems if it is too low or too high. For citrus trees, you need 6-8 pH for them to grow well. Citrus also is not tolerant of high soil salinity, which can be present near saltwater shores. Discovering the pH is easily accomplished with a soil tester purchased from local stores.
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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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I am in Zone 8. If planted in ground will it tolerate winter months? Would it need to be covered when temps below 32F? Thanks
Laura B on May 14, 2015
Best Answer: I too live in zone 8, but last winter we had temperatures of 12 degrees Fahrenheit. I would not plant my ruby red grapefruit in the ground because those temperatures would kill it. An occasional 32 would not. My ruby red grows in a 14" nursery pot set inside a decorative ceramic pot. It come inside from Nov-Feb and lives under lights. I get a nice crop of grapefruit each winter.
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How big is the pot that the 2-3 foot tree comes in?
Lindzey on Jul 6, 2016
Best Answer: It will come in a 3 gallon container.
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Why does the initial page's criteria for Texas trees bring me to a page where I cannot get a tree shipped to Texas? I am looking for a Ruby Red Grapefruit tree, but the product detail page states they do not ship here.
Susan N on Jul 4, 2015
Best Answer: Due to agricultural restrictions TX does not allow us to ship any citrus into the state.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 17, 2015
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Would it at all be possible to supply me with a tiny plant (less than 10 inches tall)? - I have special needs and dont mind waiting for the plant to grow
Glenn on Jun 20, 2015
Best Answer: I apologize, but we do not carry anything that small.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 21, 2015
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Our tree is 10 years old, planted outside in AZ. We kept it trimmed to about 5 feet. It produces wonderfully and we eat the fruit from January to April. This spring it did not bloom. At all. There is no fruit and they should be the size of a small marble by now. It has put out a lot of new growth and appears to be perfectly healthy. Just no fruit. What would cause this?
Ginger on Jun 15, 2015
Best Answer: There could be many reasons. Mother Nature, if you had a bad drought or if it got to cold. Did it get enough fertilizer? Fertilize your grapefruit tree every 4 to 6 weeks in the blooming period.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 10, 2015
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Are these grafted or from seedling? Approx how old are there respective heights?
Fred V on Apr 2, 2015
Best Answer: These trees are grafted from a mature rootstock.
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can you ship to south Carolina and does the ruby red self pollinate or do I need to buy two?
ed a on Mar 24, 2015
Best Answer: We can ship to SC. All citrus are self fertile, however, they work better and will be more prolific in pairs.
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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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