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Grapefruit Honneffs SurpriseBotanical Name: Citrus x paradisi

An Orange-Grapefruit cross with heavy crops of dark orange skinned fruits. The fruit is sweeter than a regular grapefruit, it has a thin rind, few seeds and is very juicy.

Other Names: Citrus
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$34.00 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

August, September, October, November



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Planted Mar, 2017. Got fruit 2019. Full Sun. The fruits are very sour. | Roger - Epping, NSW 08-Sep-2019
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Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise 7/10

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Update: 3975 days 23hrs

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It has been planted in a half wine barrel and is growing really well.  Recent new growth has been a bit pale but we have fertilized it, so hope that improves things.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise (Grafted) 8/10

Update: 3986 days 4hrs

Comments: - I don't really know what variety this is. Just that Franz Honneff was a close friend many years ago. I'm sure this is a traditional grapefruit of many years.

Fruiting Months July, August, September

Planted: 1980

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 20 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Has some gall wasp infections on the branches. They don't seem to have affected the tree too badly and the fruit is fine. Nice and Juicy too.

Organic Status:Organic

Question: If the info about Grapefruit being a good liver cleanser is true, how come no one uses it for that purpose. Apparently there are some concerns if people are taking medications, as there is some conflict in efficacy.

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kentrose551 says... [1043 days 15hrs ago]
Is this grape fruit for sale, is the fruit sweet, how much , and how to bring it to Sydney. pls let us know.

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