Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise

Citrus x paradisi

Grapefruit Honneffs Surprise

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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


Specifications of Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

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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Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise Reviews & Tips

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1y ago

Epping, NSW, Australia

Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise

Planted Mar, 2017.Got fruit 2019.Full Sun.The fruits are very sour.

★★★ 11y ago

Lower King, WA, Australia

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.

★★★★ 11y ago

Moodlu, QLD, Australia

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.

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