Grapefruit
Citrus x paradisi 'Rio Red'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: x paradisi (par-ih-DEE-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Rio Red

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Banning, California

Fairfield, California

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Natchez, Mississippi

Austin, Texas

Baytown, Texas

Brownsville, Texas

Converse, Texas

Humble, Texas

La Porte, Texas

Plano, Texas

San Benito, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 28, 2013, goofballTex from Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The most delicious grapefruit of all. It's hardy only to zone 9a, but it has great ornamental value and can be kept in a large container and brought in for the winter in colder areas. Like other citrus plants, the scent when it's flowering is divine. Grows true from seed.

Positive

On Mar 24, 2009, kithas from Humble, TX wrote:

The best (now probably most popular) home-grown variety of red flesh grapefruit in the gulf-coast. Compact (compared to other grapefruits), delicious and nutritious. 1/2 grapefruit has more cancer/heart disease fighting fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, and almost as much "available" lycopene as a red tomato.