Ray Ruby Grapefruit Tree

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Beautiful fruit and beautiful tree! The Ray Ruby Grapefruit Tree (Citrus paradisi 'Ray Ruby') is a fantastic twist to the crowd-favorite Ruby Red Grapefruit tree! Staying small and space-saving, you’ll enjoy a winter to spring crop of delicious, healthy fruit that’s as sweet as can be!

The glossy evergreen foliage makes for a picturesque form all year long, but the fragrant white blossoms are a special treat! Attracting pollinators to help your fruit develop, you’ll enjoy sitting beneath the scented blooms when they perfume the area in the sun!

By winter your tree will be filled with yellow-orange skinned full-sized fruit that has a delectable red interior. Juicy and sweet-tart, these are healthy snacks, breakfast sides and make wonderful preserves and marmalades! Fewer seeds, Ray Ruby is a super sweet selection!

Planting and Application:

Use this smaller tree around your patio or in large containers on your balcony and porches for shade and delicious citrus fruit within arms reach! Plant in the ground as a specimen planting or pinpoint shade around your seating areas or include Ray Ruby in a privacy hedge for screening!

Plant one by your front entry to entice your guests that visit or create a unique accent tree to bump up your home’s curb appeal and slow traffic once your tree is filled with dangling golden yellow orbs! Prune smaller yet and keep Ray Ruby as a beautiful houseplant!

  • Beautiful golden yellow-orange full-sized Grapefruit
  • Ruby red interior that’s sweet-tart & juicy
  • Beautiful white blooms are fragrant pollinator attractors
  • Glossy foliage & space-saving compact form
  • Containers or ground planted specimens, focal points & accent plants!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees really do their best when their foliage can stretch out in the full sun! Give your tree a site in direct sunlight with access to adequate air circulation. Plant in slightly acidic, very well enriched and well-drained soil. Head over to our Garden Blog for everything you could possibly need to know about Caring for your Citrus Tree!

  • Full sun & low moisture needs
  • Regular fertilization
  • Loves a slightly acidic environment
  • Prune in winter after fruiting

Sturdy branches that can support your harvest create a dense oval form on this broadleaf evergreen. With super-sweet and juicy, the Ray Ruby Grapefruit Tree is a delightful smaller selection that anyone can grow! Order yours today at NatureHills.com before this special gem has sold out!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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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.

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ray Ruby Grapefruit Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 8-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growing Zones Outdoors 8-11(Indoors 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus paradisi 'Ray Ruby'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time December-May
Pruning Time After Fruiting