Information About Grapefruit Trees
When Are Grapefruits Ready To Pick: How To Tell If A Grapefruit Is Ripe
By Amy Grant
Grapefruit starts out green and gradually changes hues, which is somewhat an indicator of when they are ready to pick. However, other factors should be considered too. So, how to tell if a grapefruit is ripe and ready for harvest? Read this article to learn more.
Hand Pollinating Grapefruit Trees: How To Hand Pollinate A Grapefruit Tree
By Amy Grant
If you're lucky enough to live in a warm region and grow grapefruit, you may wonder about grapefruit tree pollination. Is pollinating grapefruit trees manually possible and, if so, how to hand pollinate a grapefruit tree? Click here for more info.
Grapefruit Tree Info: Why Doesn’t My Grapefruit Tree Bear Fruit
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
You may find that you have no grapefruit on a tree that you've watered and pruned for several years. Grapefruit problems are common and it is sometimes difficult to get grapefruits on trees. Learn more here.
Grapefruit Tree Care – Tips For How To Grow Grapefruit
By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden
Growing a grapefruit tree may be tricky for the average gardener, but not impossible. Successful gardening usually depends on providing plants with ideal growing conditions. Find out what those are in this article.
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Lemons are a great choice in areas with for both hot and mild summers. They especially enjoy a warm subtropical climate, coastal areas, and will produce fruit year-round.
- Lemon trees are usually short, grow any variety you want if you live in a climate with mild winters.
- ‘Improved Meyer’ is the best variety for container gardeners living in temperate zones. It is a disease-free version of regular ‘Meyer’ lemons. The fruit is sweeter with thinner skins thanks to the fact that it is actually a lemon-orange hybrid. It can be brought indoors during the winter without sacrificing fruit production.
- ‘Sungold’ and ‘Variegated Pink’ both have green and yellow variegated leaves.
- Must check out our guide on growing lemon trees to learn more.
How to Prune Citrus Trees
Last Updated: March 29, 2019 References Approved
This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014.
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Pruning is an important part of keeping your citrus trees productive and healthy. At least once a year, perform a close inspection of your tree. Look for diseased, dead, or infested branches that need to be removed. Cut them out as close to the trunk as possible. Try not to trim down more than 20% of your tree at any given time. Following careful trimming practices will make it possible for your tree to grow and thrive.