Appearance and Color
The grapefruit is a citrus fruit with a thick peel and a juicy interior. Its color varies from yellow to reddish.
Height and Crown Width
Grapefruit trees can reach heights of 5 to 15 meters, with a similar width.
The root system of the grapefruit is well-developed and deep.
The grapefruit is originally from the Caribbean and was later cultivated in various subtropical and tropical regions.
Cultivation and Care
Grapefruit trees require well-draining soil and full sun. They are sensitive to cold and need protection from frost. Regular watering is important.
The harvesting time for grapefruits varies depending on the variety and cultivation region but is often in the winter months.
Taste and Use
Grapefruits have a sweet-tart taste. They are often eaten raw, juiced, or used in various dishes.
Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C and fiber. They can support immune function, promote digestion, and regulate cholesterol levels.
Pollination and Propagation
Grapefruit trees are self-pollinating, meaning they can pollinate from their own flowers. Propagation is often done through seeds or by grafting onto rootstocks of other citrus trees.