Celebrate Grapefruit Month with a Grapefruit Tree

February is National Grapefruit Month. Grapefruits are a popular breakfast food that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. One large grapefruit can provide more than 100% of the daily value of vitamin C!

Celebrate by treating yourself to one of Yarden’s grapefruit tree varieties to reap these healthy benefits.  Grapefruit trees can be easy to care for (especially Rio Reds and Ruby Reds) in the proper conditions.  Here are some helpful tips to grow a thriving grapefruit tree.

  • Full Sun – Allow your tree to get 6 or more hours of direct sun each day.
  • Space – Grapefruits mature into large trees, so make sure to give them plenty of space. Plant 20-25 feet away from any structures, sidewalks, or driveways.
  • Soil – Plant in well-draining soil and enrich it with an organic mulch such as grass clippings or leaves.
  • Watering – Grapefruit trees need regular watering during their first year. Water when the top 3-4 inches of soil dries out.  You can cut back to watering 2-3 times a month in fall and winter.
  • Fertilize – Make fertilizing a breeze with one of our citrus tree care kits, perfectly dosed and scheduled for either 3 months or a full year.

If you don’t have the space or time to care for a full-sized tree, a dwarf grapefruit tree might be for you. They can be grown in the ground or in a pot to a smaller size, but still produce full size fruits!