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Grapefruit 'Ruby Red'   

Citrus x paradisi

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Ruby Red is part of the Citrus genus and is a Grapefruit variety. Its scientific name is Citrus x paradisi 'Ruby Red'. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Yellow Orange and   CG Red.

The Ruby variety was discovered with luck on a grove in McAllen, Texas in the year 1929. 1

It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Ruby Red normally grows with a tree-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Ruby Red originates from.

Typically, Ruby Red Grapefruit is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Ruby Red have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ruby Red

Keep in mind when planting that Ruby Red is thought of as half hardy, so protect with a row cover whenever the temperatures drop.

Growing Ruby Red from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 13.00 feet (4.00 metres) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 60°C / 140°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Ruby Red

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Ruby Red is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Ruby Red


1 Whole Living Magazine Jan/Feb 2013.