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!
Perfect indoors or out, any 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 summers!
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 also flavorful for adding to salads, baking, juiced, added to cocktails, vinaigrette or frozen desserts too!
Citrus need full sun to have the most flowers and therefore the largest crop of fruit! Indoor growers may need grow lights to extend their sunlight hours.
Grapefruit also require 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.
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. However, Star Ruby is cold resistant and tolerant of occasional frosts.
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!
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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus paradisi x 'Star Ruby'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|