There are many varieties of grapefruit. Among those are Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Rio Red Grapefruit, Flame Grapefruit and Ruby Red Grapefruit.
Oro Blanco Grapefruit is a hybrid cross between a sweet pummelo and a white-fleshed grapefruit. It is nearly seedless and has pale yellow, juicy fruit. The fragrant fruit is easy to peel and segment. The taste is mild and sweet with no need to add sugar.
Derived from the Ruby Red Grapefruit, the “Rio Red” typically grows well in hot regions and is winter hardy. The seedless fruit has red skin, deep red flesh, and a sweet-tart flavor.
Flame Grapefruit trees are fast growing, reaching 15 to 20 feet, with a 16 foot spread. They have large, juicy, pink-red flesh with a blushed red rind.
The Ruby Red is the sweetest, plumpest, and most fragrant of grapefruits. Enjoy this fruit from December through May. Ruby Red Grapefruits are seedless and easy to peel. They are fast growing trees that do well in our climate.
Mature citrus trees should be fertilized in February, May and September.