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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree
Rio Red Grapefruit Tree
Rio Red Grapefruit Tree
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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

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The state fruit of Texas, with aromatic blossoms and delicious, sweet and sour pink flesh! Grows well in containers for patios. Great tree to use for container gardening, indoor gardening and urban gardening.

Technical Specs for Your Tree:

This tree is grafted, using proprietary micro-budding technology. It is not grown from cuttings or from a seed

Rootstock: Brazilian Sour Orange or Citrange-22

non-GMO, not organically raised

Height: 12-inches tall or greater (not including root system)

Stem Diameter: 4mm or greater

Age: ~6 months in age or older

Pot size: 2.5 quarts plastic pot (which is referred to as 1-gallon in standard nursery nomenclature)

Start of fruit production: after one year of consistent growth

Consistent fruit harvests: after two years of consistent growth

Container: Your tree can stay in the pot it comes in for one year. Re-potting can be done at any time, we suggest 5-gallon to 15-gallon pot sizes with drainage holes

Watering: A newly shipped tree needs its soil drenched daily for 4 weeks. Overwatering is not a concern if the container has drainage holes and the tree is outdoors.

Indoor growing: watering needs to be adjusted, more info in our care guide.

Climate Control: Needs to be protected from strong winds or temperatures under 40 degrees F.

Light: We recommend the tree be kept outdoors for full sunlight. If is kept indoors, we recommend a full-spectrum grow light, window light will not suffice as this is a tropical tree. If the tree is kept indoors without a full spectrum grow light, we cannot say with confidence that the tree will survive or thrive.

Nutrition: To thrive, your tree needs proper fertilizer three times yearly.

Your tree can spend its life in a pot. We do NOT recommend planting the tree in the ground if there are any freezing temperatures unless you live in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9a, 9b or 10a. Even then your tree must be protected from temperatures below freezing.

Nursery: TDA certified nursery in Hargill, Texas. We do not purchase trees from any other nurseries to re-sell.


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Elfreda G.
United States

Citrus tree

I ordered a few citrus trees and they were nicely packed and come with the instructions how to plant them . ( very helpful for first time buyer)

Anthony F.
United States United States

All citrus trees

Great tree well worth the price

Maria R.
United States United States

Great prize for beautiful trees.

Very happy withe the nine trees we bought.

Tony M.
United States United States

First purchase

Fast shipping and great price

Tony M.
United States United States

So far so good

Fast shipping and great price

Enrique A.
United States United States

Met Expectations

Trees purchased were packaged carefully and the included brochure on how to care for the trees provided support to transition the tree to a container.

Jess S.
United States United States

purchased 10 trees

all came quickly, packed well - great price, great trees, and they're doing really well - very pleased - thank you

Eugenio M.
United States United States

Excellent service

After a mistake by UPS delivering my tree, USCitrusNursery took care of the issue and promptly sent a replacement. Very happy customer.

Carlos P.
United States United States

Valley Lemons

Healthy trees arrived expertly packed and ready to go. Will buy from US Citrus again.

Carlos P.
United States United States

Australian Finger Lime

Excellent, my trees arrived in great shape. Healthy and with no ill effects from shipping. Would definitely recommend and will use again.

Gregory L.
United States United States

Looks to be a healthy tree.

Shipped fast. Trees look healthy. I look forward to fruit in the future!!

Perla M.
United States United States

Loved my citrus tree!

Very fast service and quality product!

Robert J.
United States United States

I Love my Valley Lemon Tree!

I’m looking forward to tasting the delicious fruit from my tree’s.

Robert J.
United States United States

I Love Citrus!

My tree’s arrived as described, well packaged, and ready for planting. I also received the fertilizer well marked for proper usage. I am very satisfied with the fast shipping and constant status updates during shipping. Thank you!

bryan b.
United States United States

Happy customer.

I sent an orange tree to a south Texas gardener who lost their trees last winter. The tree arrived quick and was well liked by the recipient.

Kenny L.
United States United States

Beautiful tree!

After the freeze in February they killed my two citrus trees, I struggled to find a nursery that was licensed to sell citrus in the Rio Grande Valley. A friend, who is highly skilled in gardening, recommended US Citrus Trees. I found them on the Internet, placed my order, and my tree arrived very quickly and in good shape. I hardly recommend them to my valley friends!

Mario M.
United States United States

Tree was smaller than what I expected.

Robert C.
United States United States

Nice looking tree

Tree is looking great and going well

Brenda C.
United States United States

Healthy Plant - How can I verify type and grafting?

I want to make sure what I received is actually Rio Red Grapefruit. The "Picture This" app is identifying it as Kaffir Lime or something other than Grapefruit. I'm planting this outside for fruit here in Mission, TX. How can I verify it is Rio Red Grapefruit? The tags say that, but how can I verify or ID it like by leaf or stem criteria? I also wanted to plant it with the graft above ground but I couldn't see the grafting so I'm concerned. Can you help?

Margarita C.
United States United States

Orange mandarin

Excellent easy to order product arrived in perfect condition will buy again recommend to anyone PS learned about them from Grimsells’s in Harlingen Texas. Big shout out to Jerry from Grimsells’s thanks