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Star Ruby Grapefruit

When you cut into a grapefruit, you expect to find sweet, slightly tart, juicy goodness with bright color. Would you like to step into your back yard and pick the standard grapefruit off your very own tree? Now you can enjoy homegrown goodness when you purchase Swingle Star Ruby grapefruit trees from Keep It Green. Here, you will find healthy trees ready to plant and ready to produce tasty fruit for you!

Name Citrus x paradisi ‘Star Ruby’
Hardiness Zones 9-11
Flower Color white, red, purple
Blooms Late winter to early spring
Light Needs full or partial
Water Needs moist soil several inches below surface
Soil Needs Moist, Well-Drained
Fruits October to May

Care and Design Ideas

Star Ruby grapefruit trees grow fast and require plenty of space due to their large canopies and 15-20 foot height. They thrive in any properly drained soil type and usually require water every few weeks. Swingle Star Ruby grapefruit trees largely resist infections and diseases common to citrus trees and generally tolerate colder temperatures. Colorful flowers make the Swingle Star Ruby a sought-after ornamental tree, and the aromatic fragrance attracts bees. In addition, these alternate-bearing trees produce a heavy fruit crop one year followed by a lighter fruit crop the next year. Planting new trees two years in a row would guarantee a plentiful yield every year.

Only high-end, elite growers provide citrus trees to Keep It Green. Here, you will find quality graft, state inspected, and current treated plants for your back yard pleasure. Available tree sizes include 5 gallon, 10 gallon (our most plentiful size), 15 gallon, and 30 gallon. Cocktail Fruit trees are available in 15 and 30 gallon sizes. All sizes measure about 3 1/2 feet wide, are fruit-bearing, and include a Florida registered tag good for one year. For delicious fruit and healthy trees for years to come, purchase Swingle Star Ruby grapefruit trees from Keep It Green!