The discovery of ‘Ruby Red’ in the late 1920s popularized the commercial success of Grapefruit. The fruits are highly regarded for their thinner skin and fewer seeds compared to other Grapefruit cultivars. In fact, the red Grapefruit is so beloved in Texas it is the official state fruit. Recent research has shown that Grapefruit, red in particular, contains many vitamins and phytonutrients essential for a well-balanced diet.
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.