Large Grapefruit Tree, Citrus × Pompelmo, Reliably Fruiting

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Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid originating in Barbados. It is an accidental cross between the sweet orange (C. sinensis) and the pomelo or shaddock (C. maxima). 

When discovered in 1750 by Griffith Hughes, it was called the forbidden fruit, in reference to the garden of eden, and its rare and distinct existence.

From late spring to summer it bears fragrant, white flowers which are followed by spherical yellow-skinned fruit.

Grapefruits are best grown in a cool or temperate greenhouse or conservatory and moved outside during the summer months.

Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No. 2) in full light, with shade from hot sun. In growth, water freely, mist daily and apply a balanced liquid every 2-3 weeks; water sparingly in winter

Height: 160cm

Width: 65cm
Potsize: 38/37cm

For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm


4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm


7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm


10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 


15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm


20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm



For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

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