Star Ruby Grapefruit Tree

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Sweet-Tart Tangy Dwarf Star Ruby Grapefruit!

  • Yellow-Orange Skin & Red Blush
  • Sweet-Tart Flavor With Few Seeds
  • Pinkish Ruby Red Flesh
  • Beautiful Evergreen Foliage
  • Bushy Narrow Tree
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant & Aromatic Fruit
  • Sweet Smelling White Flowers
  • Ornamental Beautiful Specimen!
  • Large Containers & Planter Ready!
  • Full Sun
  • Resistance to Light Frosts
  • Hedges & Privacy Screening

Gorgeous golden fruit with a pink blush and deeply saturated ruby-red flesh that is sweet-tart and juicy! The Star Ruby Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi x 'Star Ruby') is an amazingly ornamental and resistant fruit tree with large, healthy fruit - sized perfectly for home or balcony gardening and smaller-sized orchards!

Yes, you can grow your own Grapefruit! Container-ready Star Ruby is perfect for smaller-sized yards or planters but produces full-sized healthy fruit! Golden yellow rind develops a pinkish-red blush when ripe in winter!

The juicy, sweet and tangy red pulp has few seeds and the entire fruit is flavorful and aromatic!

This Citrus tree features beautiful evergreen foliage and creates the perfect backdrop for the fragrant white blooms and winter's glowing orbs! Ornamental on their own, these are compact and vigorous trees for any home garden application!

How to Use Star Ruby Grapefruit In The Landscape

Perfect indoors or out, and full sun porch, patio, balcony, greenhouse or container gardening site works! Your dreams of growing your own Grapefruit trees have come true!

Growers in colder growing zones won't miss out, simply bring your tree indoors gradually for the winter and set them back outside after any chance of frost in the spring!

Just as easy to grow in the ground, these ornamental beauties look lovely as a standout specimen or accent tree and provide low privacy or shade around your landscape and garden beds with little work from you!

The bushy, evergreen growth makes for a dual-purpose hedge and screen with compact branching for privacy!

The healthy fruit and fragrant blooms mean this tree has year-round appeal and interest! The fruit holds well and adorns the tree with beautiful golden ornaments!

Like other red Grapefruit varieties, the luscious reddish-pink flesh is perfect for breakfast! But Star Ruby is also flavorful enough for adding to salads, baking, juiced, added to cocktails, vinaigrette, or frozen desserts!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Citrus need full sun to have the most flowers and therefore the largest crop of fruit! Indoor growers may need to grow lights to extend their sunlight hours.

Grapefruit also requires very well-draining soil on the acidic side. Any medium with excellent drainage is best, preferring to dry out slightly between waterings.

Citrus prefers low moisture environments. Sitting in water will lead to root rot, so be sure your site doesn't pool after a heavy rain, and your containers and planters have excellent drainage holes.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

Although it's famous for growing in warmer regions, it can also thrive in colder areas as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable, then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

In borderline growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range. In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

Fertilize with an acid-loving plant fertilizer such as Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Premium Concentrate Fertilizer 3-4 times a year.

Keep your investment protected from cold drafts and sudden temperature or environmental changes, as this will result in leaf drop and stress.

The healthy three-year-old trees Nature Hills ships are garden-ready. Producing fruit between 3 to 5 years of age, you won't be waiting long for your first crop!

Star Ruby Grapefruit is an excellent healthy fruit tree and beautiful ornamental! Sized perfectly to fit into any sized garden and adaptable for all gardener's needs! Order your own golden sweet-tart red Grapefruit for yourself today from Nature Hills before they're gone!

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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Star Ruby Grapefruit Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus paradisi x 'Star Ruby'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes