Basketball-sized grapefruit? That's a joke, right? With the Chinese Grapefruit (Citrus maxima) it's not a joke at all! The Chinese Grapefruit is the largest of all the edible Citrus fruits out there.
Given free rein, the fruit can actually grow to be BIGGER than a basketball. However, these are typically picked earlier. Similar to the Pomelo tree, they are far larger than any Grapefruit you can find at the store.
Chinese Grapefruits are also sweeter than the typical grocery store fare! They have a sweet opening taste with a nice tartness to finish off. Use them to eat fresh, to cook with, to candy or to make juice.
They have a very thick, vibrant green rind that keeps the lightly pinkish-peach flesh well protected. Despite the thick skin, once you taste it, you'll be convinced the effort was worth it when you reach the 'prize' in the middle!
These sweet-tart jewels have been cultivated for centuries in Southeast Asia and are increasingly found in the Citrus growing regions of the US. Now available in a convenient home orchard-sized tree.
Be thrilled by the ornamental appeal of these modest-sized trees! The fragrant white blooms are as attractive to you as they are to local pollinators!
Passersby will crane their necks when the enormous fruit dangles from the strong limbs! Gorgeous trees on their own, once these fruit start forming, your tree will look incredible as a specimen and focal point planting!
You’ll definitely receive accolades once you share your crop with friends and family! Your tree is vigorous and productive, so you’ll have plenty to go around!
Balcony and container gardeners can enjoy this fantastic variety of citrus too! Perfect as a small accent tree or highlight these in a large planter by your front entry. You’ll enjoy the stylish look of a row of potted Grapefruit and other Citrus trees in formal rows along a walkway, pool or patio!
Northern gardeners will not miss out either - simply move your tree into a full sun window or enclosed patio for the winter.
Fruit trees need full sun for the best fruit, there’s no way around it. Add a grow light for indoor and porch trees if your sunlight is lacking.
Go light on the water, since Citrus prefers to dry out a bit between waterings and despise soggy roots. Hardy in zones 9-11 if protected from frost, and can be grown in a container in all zones if moved indoors when temperatures will be below 40 degrees.
NatureHills.com ships only strongly rooted and well-branched young trees. They'll come to you in top-notch condition and are ready to be planted in your garden or favorite container! Order yours today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus maxima|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to Low|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|