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The Grapefruit (Paradisi) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the year round . The Grapefruit (Paradisi) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with a smattering of conspicuous green fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Grapefruit (Paradisi) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Grapefruit (Paradisi) will reach up to 20 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 20 feet.

The Grapefruit (Paradisi) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, cuttings, seed. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 31°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Tree, Shrub
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 20
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Fall
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Cuttings, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 31
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 300–700 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

Plant Distribution
can be found in Florida, PR