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Citrus paradisi Rio Red

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Citrus paradisi Rio Red Grapefruit,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Trees Rounded

A popular, heavy cropping grapefruit with large round fruit that has a red tinge to the skin. Flesh is a bright red colour that is juicy and sour with few seeds. A vigorous growing tree that grows well in Australia but best in warmer climates but is more cold hardy than other varieties. Grows approx. 8m H.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting

Pests & Diseases: Ants, Aphids, Fruit Fly, Leaf Miner, Scale, Sooty Mould

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rutaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate