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Grapefruit Tree Facts: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Grapefruit Trees!

How many types of grapefruit tree are there? Where do they grow? How big can a grapefruit tree get? So many questions, but who has the answers?

Here at Winter Sweetz, we know a thing or two about grapefruit trees. Keep reading to learn everything you ever wanted to know about grapefruit trees.

How Many Types of Grapefruit Tree Are There?

There are at least a dozen different types of grapefruit tree grown in the Americas, but these types can be separated into six main categories: red, pink, melogold, pomelo, oro blanco, and white or yellow grapefruit. 

Red grapefruit is one of the sweetest varieties, pink grapefruit is larger and more bitter, melogold is another sweet variety, pomelos are the largest, oro blancos have the thickest peel, and white or yellow grapefruit are the sourest grapefruit around.

Where Do Grapefruit Trees Grow?

Grapefruit trees grow best in tropical and subtropical climates, which can be found in many places all over the world. In the U.S., grapefruits are primarily grown in Texas, California, and Florida, with California being the biggest grapefruit producer in the country. Still, the U.S. comes in fifth place when it comes to grapefruit production, behind China in first place, and then Vietnam, Mexico, and India in second, third, and fourth place respectively. 

What Soil Do Grapefruit Trees Grow Best In?

Different plants grow best in different types of soil, and grapefruit trees are no exception. Grapefruit trees tend to grow well in loamy soil, meaning soil that’s a mixture of sand and silt with small amounts of clay. In particular, grapefruit trees need to be planted in soil that can drain moisture to prevent the grapefruit tree roots from being damaged. 

Here in Texas, we have especially rich soil that helps our grapefruit trees produce the sweetest, juiciest grapefruit you can find. 

How Big Do Grapefruit Trees Get?

Usually, grapefruit trees grow to be up to 15 feet wide and up to 20 feet tall, with large trees growing to 30 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Some varieties of grapefruit trees don’t grow as large as others, and you can also prune the tree to keep it restricted to a desired height.

How Do You Care for a Grapefruit Tree?

Caring for a grapefruit tree involves three key components: planting, watering, and pruning. When planting your grapefruit tree, choose a place with plenty of room for the tree to grow, at least 15 feet, and look for soil that will drain moisture. When watering your tree, be careful not to overwater the plant by carefully monitoring the moisture in the soil. Lastly, grapefruit tree branches can be damaged by storms, and damaged branches will need to be pruned.

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Who knew there was so much to know about grapefruit trees? These special trees have a big job: growing delicious grapefruit for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Here at Winter Sweetz, we dedicate our time to growing healthy, happy grapefruit trees to produce the best fresh grapefruits in Texas.

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