FRUIT TREE (Grapefruit) - Rio Red Grapefruit, grafted & quick bearing - Sold per plant
By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica
RIO RED GRAPEFRUIT TREE DESCRIPTION
Seedless - Plump - and so Sweet you can Skip the Sugar!
- Seedless & easy to peel- the perfect healthy snack!
- The sweetest, plumpest grapefruits
- High in vitamin C
Rio Reds have long been one of the most popular grapefruits. Now, you can have a lifetime of the sweetest, plumpest citrus for snacks, desserts or juice!
When grown as a potted patio plant, it will thrive anywhere. Just bring it indoors during the cold months, and make sure you put it near a sunny window.
Enjoy its beauty and fragrance all winter.
Your Rio Red Grapefruit Tree will reward you with a lifetime of plump, seedless citrus!
Start your day with a healthy dose of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Enjoy the citrusy goodness of grapefruit sprinkled with brown sugar or honey. Feeling adventurous? Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.
A fast grower and producer with no pest or disease problems. Soon, you'll enjoy the sweet, tangy flavor of the Rio Red Grapefruit.
The rich green leaves of the Rio Red Grapefruit tree are vibrant and thick. The grapefruit is a pale lemon color blushed with pink. Reaching heights of up to 15 to 20 feet (unpruned & unpotted), you can even line your property with these citrus trees!
However, you can easily keep your tree pruned to the perfect height of 5-6 feet tall.
Enjoy grapefruit year-round. Peak fruiting season for the Rio Red Grapefruit is December to May, where you'll enjoy an abundance of sweet grapefruit.
Grapefruit adds distinctive flavor to tuna, spinach, shrimp, chicken and chef salads. Dip slices in yogurt or toss into a salad with your favorite mixed greens. Toss a bundle into a juicer and enjoy a flavorful burst of fresh grapefruit juice.
These are popular citrus plants. Everyone loves how quick and easy they are to peel... making them a popular (and healthy) snack.
Rio Red Grapefruit Pollination
Rio Red Grapefruits are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Rio Red Grapefruit will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Mature Height: 15-20 ft. unpotted, unpruned
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: October
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Citrus x paradise 'Rio Red'
Rio Red Grapefruit Plant Care
Soil – Citrus trees, including Grapefruit Trees, come in containers and need to be replanted either in the ground or in another pot in which they can grow. Make sure to prepare the planting area before planting and amend the soil if needed. Growing grapefruit Trees are partial to well-draining, loamy (or sandy) soil. When planted in a poor draining, heavy clay or salty soil, fruit production will be reduced and plant lifespan will be shortened.
Planting Location – Your Grapefruit Tree will just be a few feet tall when it arrives and the root system will not yet be fully developed. However, it will grow into a vigorous tree that can have a wide diameter up to 25 feet. Make sure to plant your tree at least 12 feet away from buildings, sidewalks, and driveways to allow it ample space to grow.
Cold and Winter Protection – A Rio Red Grapefruit tree loves full sunshine and will grow well. You can also plant it in a pot. It is ideal to plant citrus trees like Grapefruit trees on the southernmost side of your property as this location offers the most sun and help with protection during the winter. Furthermore, keep in mind that even if you are located in an area that offers a warm climate, there are still occasional cold snaps and you may need to protect your tree from frost or freezes. You can protect your tree from possible damage from cold temperatures by draping a tarp or blanket over it and tying down the corners so the wind will not blow the cover away. It the temperature drops to below freezing for an extended period of time, place a heat lamp or incandescent bulb under the cover to prevent the accumulation of extended frost.
Watering – Growing citrus trees need more water compared to already established ones. Newly planted Rio Red Grapefruit trees should be watered every three days during its first two weeks after planting. Watering should be gradually decreased to every seven to ten days, except during dry periods when your grapefruit tree will require additional water.
Pruning – like most citrus trees, the Rio Red Grapefruit tree does not require elaborate pruning. To maintain the overall health of your tree just prune the diseased, damaged, dying, or dead branches from the tree. Also be sure to remove any suckers (small green upstart branches) that begin to grow below the graft, as they suck out the much needed nutrients that your citrus tree requires to grow and start bearing fruits.
Weeding – Weeds growing around the base of your grapefruit tree can be competition for water and nutrients. To prevent this you can mulch around the tree base using a systematic, contact herbicide to get rid of grass and weeds. Just make sure that the mulch or herbicide does not touch the trunk or any part of the tree as this can lead to retaining moisture that may lead to root rot.
Fertilizing – All citrus trees require citrus tree fertilizer. Once you spot new growth on your Grapefruit tree it is time to start applying a 21-0-0 citrus fertilizer. Feed the tree with a total of 1 cup of fertilizer for citrus trees. Split applications and fertilize in late winter, mid-spring, and early autumn.
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We do take every possible care to grow healthy plants and send these out in the variety as labeled.
We are very careful with packing and handling our plants, however it is the responsibility of the purchaser to promptly unpack, plant and care for the plants appropriately once they arrive.
Please read cultivation notes for each variety carefully, as Nature Touch Farms will not be held accountable for the care of plants once they leave our premises.
Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
We will dispatch your plant order as soon as possible.
Please note the plants are individually wrapped, prepped and packaged to ensure safety in transit and this takes time.
During busy periods, plant orders can take up to 7 days to process, so please notify us of any dates we need to take into account when sending your plants.
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ORDER PROCESSING & DELIVERY
pick up by appointment at our farm or plant nursery. Other delivery arrangements can be made for an additional fee.
Orders are normally processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.
For GoCool Courier delivery pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .
For Doorway Express delivery pick up are made from our location on Thursdays, and delivery done islandwide on Fridays within the Corporate Areas, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Spanish Town, May Pen & Mandeville on Fridays. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Saturdays.
For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.
Orders can be collected between the hours of 10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.
We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.
However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.
Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage.
If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.
We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.
Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY ON THE FRUIT TREES & OTHER PLANTS?
Our warranty only covers the fruit tree and other plants arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree and/or plant in a condition in which the tree or plant may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree or plant. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us at our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree or plant on the ground, pot and/or any other container.
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Nature Touch Farm has been in existence since 2004 and has grown from just being a farm which produces exotic watermelons, melons, lettuces, cabbages, plantains and numerous fruit trees.
We have expanded with the addition of our Plant Nurseries boasting a collection of close to 50 varieties of fruit trees.
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