The grapefruit is a hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo. It is in fact quite a modern fruit because it has existed only for a few hundred years now. However, it is believed that the grapefruit hybrid is natural, which means that a gardener did not make the breeding on purpose. The grapefruit’s flesh is usually red or pink. This highly depends on the variety. The outside rind is often orange and you may confuse it for a large orange. The grapefruit has a sour taste. That is why people sweeten the grapefruit with sugar before eating it raw. The grapefruit is a tropical tree, but it is possible to grow a grapefruit variety that is adapted to your area of living.
The process of growing grapefruit
The grapefruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C. The fruit is also rich in Vitamin A, potassium, fiber and folic acid as well. It does not have any calories, which makes it the perfect fruit for breakfast. A little sugar is required because it tastes sour. It is a very popular juice fruit as well. It is good to know how to grow a grapefruit. That way you will be able to grab a grapefruit for your breakfast any time you want. First, you need to buy a grapefruit variety that is adapted to the area you live in. In order to produce sweet grapefruits, the plant needs a hot summer, like the summers in California, Texas or Florida. The grapefruit should be planted in a sunny and warm area. Water your plant deeply once in every seven to ten days in midsummer. Conserve moisture by adding two to three inches of organic mulch. If you know how to properly fertilize and take care of your grapefruit trees, you will get a sweet harvest and lovely trees. The fertilizing should be done from February to August on every 4 to 6 weeks. Have in mind that grapefruit trees grow 15 to 20 feet high.