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These evergreen trees are usually found at around 5–6 metres (16–20 ft) tall, although they can reach 13–15 metres (43–49 ft). The leaves are dark green, long (up to 150 mm, or 6 inches) and thin. It produces 5 cm (2 in) white four-petaled flowers. The fruit is yellow-orange skinned and largely an oblate spheroid; it ranges in diameter from 10–15 cm. The flesh is segmented and acidic, varying in color depending on the cultivars, which include white, pink and red pulps of varying sweetness. The 1929 US Ruby Red (of the Redblush variety) has the first grapefruit patent.[3]

The fruit has become popular since the late 19th century; before that it was only grown as an ornamental plant. The United States quickly became a major producer of the fruit, with orchards in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California. In Spanish, the fruit is known as toronja or pomelo. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit

GRAPEFRUIT Citrus x paradisi

VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
DUNCAN NOV – MAY SEEDY LARGE White flesh. Excellent flavor; very juicy; sweet like the reds; popular for sectioning. Vigorous, large, attractive growth habit, dark-green foliage, very productive. One of the best tasting varieties.
FLAME
Citrus paradisi
NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 4”
Peel will show dark pink color. Flesh is darker colored than Ruby Red. Very juicy, excellent sweet flavor.
MARSH NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 5”
White flesh. Very juicy, tart. Used commercially for juice. Large growth habit; glossy leaves, attractive clusters of fruit.
PINK
Thompson or
Pink Marsh
NOV – MAY FEW
0-6
LARGE
3” – 5”
Peel color shows no pink color. Flesh color white to pale pink in color.
RUBY RED NOV – MAY FEW
0 – 6
LARGE
3” – 5”
Peel will show a pale pink blush. Flesh is pink to pale red color. Very juicy. Mostly widely grown in FL.
STAR RUBY NOV - MAY FEW
0-2
LARGE
3” – 4”
Peel is thin w/ dark pink blush. Flesh intense dark red (most heavily pigmented of grapefruits). Very juicy & sweet. Slow growing & compact, bushy growth habit. Less cold hardy than other varieties.
PUMMELO HB
(Hirado Buntan)

Citrus maxima
Citrus grandis
NOV – FEB SEEDY
20 – 30
LARGE
5” – 7”
Pink colored flesh. Very low acid; tastes like sweet, mild grapefruit. Dessert or salad fruit; peel used for marmalade or candied dipped in chocolate; Chinese cooking. Fruit: Biscuit shaped with very thick, pudgy, yellow, smooth rind. Tree size: 10 – 50 ft. Cold tolerant.
PUMMELO, ORO BLANCO
Citrus maxima or
Citrus grandis
NOV – MAR FEW
0 - 6
LARGE Thick, easy-to-peel rind ranging in color from green to yellowish, white flesh. Juicy, sweet-to-sweet tart flavor. Eat like a grapefruit. Fruit more rounded than Hirado Buntan.

Note: Nothing requires a pollinator; if did, may produce more fruit. < 25-30 F, need to protect all citrus. HARD FREEZE: 28 F > 4 hrs.