Simply Trees

Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

Ships 1-2 days *Does not ship to CA, LA, GA, AZ

Size
$168.00
 
Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSpring
 
  • Deep Red Flesh: Offers some of the reddest flesh of any grapefruit variety, with excellent flavor and juiciness.
  • High Yield: Produces abundant crops of large fruit, typically maturing in late fall to winter.
  • Ornamental Value: Features lush, glossy foliage and fragrant white blossoms, enhancing garden aesthetics.
  • *We cannot guarantee the Grapefruit Tree you receive will already be bearing fruit. This depends on the season and the overall growth pattern of the tree.
 

More Details

The Rio Red Grapefruit Tree, scientifically known as Citrus paradisi 'Rio Red', is a standout citrus variety celebrated for its large, juicy fruit with a deep red flesh that is both sweet and slightly tart. This variety is a mutation of the Ruby Red Grapefruit and has become highly prized for its excellent fruit quality and attractive, deep red coloration, which is richer and more intense than that of its predecessors. The Rio Red Grapefruit is not only valued for its delicious fruit but also for its ornamental qualities, with glossy green foliage and fragrant white flowers that add beauty to any garden or landscape. Ideal for warm climate gardeners seeking to enjoy fresh grapefruits from their own trees, the Rio Red is tolerant of a variety of soil types, provided they are well-drained.

Growth rate: Moderate to fast growth rate; mature height of 15-20 feet and width of 15-20 feet, but can be kept smaller with pruning.

Sizing: Our fruit and citrus trees are primarily utilized as outdoor patio or indoor plants and are potted. Accordingly, we measure our fruit and citrus trees from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree for accuracy.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. Light pruning can also improve air circulation and sunlight penetration for better fruit production.

Fertilization: Apply a citrus-specific fertilizer according to package instructions in early spring, late spring, and late summer to support healthy growth and fruiting.

Winter Protection: In zones where frost is a possibility, provide protection or grow in containers that can be moved to a protected location during cold weather.


Select a sunny location with well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Plant the tree, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. If grown in a container, ensure it is large enough to accommodate the tree's root system and has good drainage.

Rio Red Grapefruit Trees need consistent watering, particularly during hot, dry periods, and thrive in full sun. Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, especially during the dry season and in the first few years after planting to establish a deep root system. Requires full sun for healthy growth, flowering, and fruiting. They are an excellent choice for gardeners in warmer climates or those with protective spaces for winter.

Every product typically ships in 1-2 days. You will receive a shipping confirmation with your tracking number once your item(s) ship.

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

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Learn more about our Shipping Policy

At Simply Trees, we're committed to your satisfaction. If your plants arrive considerably damaged or sustained damage beyond the point of recovery, please contact us within five days at sales@simplytrees.store with clear photos for assistance. Our 30-day guarantee covers issues after planting, subject to our terms and conditions. We can't cover plants in the wrong climate or with inadequate care, but we're here to help in other situations. For a detailed understanding of our 30-day guarantee and how we ensure a fair process, click here to learn more.

USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 9-11

The Rio Red Grapefruit Tree thrives in USDA Zones 9-11, requiring a warm climate for optimal growth and fruit production. It prefers full sun exposure to produce the best fruit quality and is well-suited for planting in well-drained soil. In cooler zones, it can be grown in containers and moved indoors during colder months to protect from frost.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!