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Star ruby grapefruit staying quite small when grown in a backyard orchard in Australia

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Grapefruit - Star Ruby

Citrus x paradisi
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Has one of the best internal coloured fruit of the five red fleshed varieties. Medium sized seedless fruit, smooth thin peel with dark red flesh, excellent quality. Harder to grow than other varieties.
Other Names: Citrus


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Specifications of Grapefruit - Star Ruby

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)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

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 July, August, September, October

Fertiliser All Purpose

Plant Width 2-4m

Growth Rate Medium

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Grapefruit - Star Ruby Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★ 5y ago


Really want to have fresh fruit and juice from one of these bad boys

Georgie Poitras
9y ago

Dee Why, NSW, Australia

Grapefruit - Star Ruby

Great host plant for Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly, but so far no fruit in >3 yr old tree, planted in large bed with Lemon that has now a bumper crop since using Neutrog products.

Pink Everything
9y ago

Dianella, wa, Australia

I want to grow a potted orchard on my front verandah

★★ 10y ago


Not having much luck with this one so far but it keeps trying. Hoping it will get it's feet and spring to life!

11y ago

Kensington, NSW, Australia

pretty bad, the fruit die, no growth, looks like it's dying. Not from Daley's

★★★ 11y ago


Moved and replanted 2008, good crop 2013, but no fruit set at all in 2014.

★★★★ 13y ago

Marburg, QLD, Australia

Lovely smelling flowers. More leafy than his neighbours (lemonade and orange).Being  well mulched and well watered makes a big difference. Growing well

★★★★ 13y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

Growing in a large pot and doing great.  I let the fruit ripen this year to see what we are up for.  Allowed 4 to stay on, very heavy fruit, I'm surprised the branches supported them. 

★★★ 14y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Still only young and establishing.  No problems to this point - one fruit last year.  Healthy little tree.Only 3 fruit this year - hopefully more next year.


★★★ 14y ago


Label doesn't say what type of red grapefruit it is. It's struggling a bit - had to severely prune to get the framework right.For feeding n spraying see lemon - meyer.Aug 2010: it's doing well now and flowering. May let it keep one or two fruit at most...

Ben Cant - Citrus Grower
16y ago

Renmark, SA

Grapefruit - Star Ruby

An excellent piece of fruit with trees yielding up to 400kg of fruit per season when fully grown. Highly recommended!!

Bobby Joe Jr
17y ago

Alton, TEXAS

Grapefruit - Star Ruby

The grapefruit keeps well at 65º F (18.33º C) or higher for a week or more and for 2 or 3 weeks in the fruit/vegetable compartment of the home refrigerator.

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