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Grapefruit tree
Grapefruit tree
Grapefruit
Clusters of young grapefruit buds

Grapefruit Farmers

£30.00 exc delivery

These grapefruit trees are not as ornamental as some or our other citrus trees as they are primarily grown for fruit production. Cultivated as 'Farmers Citrus' these trees have been bred to be heavy croppers and resistant to disease.

Ideal for a conservatory, a frost free greenhouse or polytunnel this weeks farmers grapefruits are looking lovely for the new season. These grapefruit trees are normally hard to get hold of in this country and so make a great gift for a collector! Plants should be repotted on arrival and trained up a wall or support for maximum fruit production.

110cm+ tall in a 3L pot Sorry we do not have this plant in stock at the moment, but please call on 0845 226 8026, or use the contact us link at the bottom of the page.

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Looking after your Farmers Grapefruit
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This Grapefruit Tree (Citrus Paradisi) produces fragrant white flowers in the spring, followed by tasty grapefruits later in the year.
This heavy cropping variety is the same type of tree to be planted in fields in the mediterranean but in this country they will need to be protected from frost. In the winter, a cool conservatory, polytunnel or greenhouse is ideal but they will also do well under a fleece outside or in a cool light room indoors. From late spring your plant will be happiest outside and will enjoy the fresh air. These trees can handle short periods of frost but if we have any prolonged cold spells below -2°C they will need some protection to keep the roots from freezing.
When watering, always water from the top and allow excess water to drain away. The roots should never be allowed to stand in water and the top of the soil should be allowed to dry out completely between waterings. The amount of water your plant will need will vary a lot between summer and winter and on the situation, so use the weight of the pot and the dampness of the soil as a guide. Your grapefruit tree will also benefit from a citrus feed every week or so in the summer. You will find more pruning and care instructions specific to your tree on the colour label.
Overwatering,, underwatering and shock can all be a cause of leaf drop. One or two leaves is not something to worry about but more than 20 and your plant is in a grump. However, in most cases, return to a regular watering routine and temperature will lead to recovery.
These are the same trees as those grown for commercial grapefruits and the large fruits can be eaten fresh from the tree. Leave them on the tree as long as possible to allow the fruit time to sweeten

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