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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Grapefruit, Pomelo, Pamplemousse
Regional name:
Marathi - Papnas
Fruit Plants, Trees
Rutaceae or Lemon family

1. Introduction

  • Info: Citrus x paradisi, commonly known as the grapefruit tree, is a subtropical citrus tree known for its large, tangy fruits. It is a hybrid of the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and the pomelo (Citrus maxima).

2. Plantation

  • Site selection: Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil, ideally with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
  • Planting time: Plant grapefruit trees in early spring or fall when temperatures are moderate.
  • Spacing: Allow 12-15 feet (3.6-4.6 meters) between trees to ensure proper growth and air circulation.

3. Growing

  • Watering: Water young trees consistently, ensuring that the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. As the tree matures, water less frequently but more deeply.
  • Fertilization: Apply a citrus-specific fertilizer three times a year (spring, summer, and fall), following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Pruning: Prune grapefruit trees in late winter or early spring to maintain their shape and size, and to remove dead or damaged branches.

4. Care

  • Pest control: Monitor for common citrus pests such as citrus leaf miners, aphids, and scale insects. Use insecticidal soap, horticultural oil, or chemical insecticides as needed.
  • Disease prevention: Prevent fungal diseases by providing proper air circulation and avoiding overwatering. Treat any infections with fungicides as soon as possible.
  • Frost protection: Protect young trees from frost using blankets, frost cloth, or by constructing a temporary greenhouse structure.

5. Harvesting

  • When to harvest: Harvest grapefruits when they have reached their full size and developed a deep, uniform color. Taste-test for flavor, as grapefruits do not continue to ripen after picking.
  • How to harvest: Use a pair of pruning shears to clip the fruit's stem, leaving a small portion attached to the fruit.

6. Benefits

  • Nutritional: Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and various antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
  • Medicinal: Grapefruit has been used in traditional medicine to aid digestion, boost the immune system, and help with weight loss.
  • Culinary: Grapefruits can be enjoyed fresh, juiced, or used as an ingredient in various dishes, such as salads, desserts, and sauces.
  • Ornamental: Grapefruit trees are attractive, with their glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant blossoms, making them a beautiful addition to any garden or landscape.