Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Name: LaWanda Dean
PASADENA, Ca
Question by windella
February 6, 2010
I would like to plant dwarf grapefuit trees in my yard.I live in Pasadena,CA(Southern CA)what is the best grapefuit(white or red) to grow in my area? I've never had grapefruit trees before.


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Answer from NGA
February 6, 2010

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Three different grapefruit varieties are recommended for your growing region: Oroblanco is first on the list. It is not a true grapefruit, but a cross between a pummelo and a grapefruit. Oroblanco is the sweetest grapefruit available and it totally lacks the bitterness and astringent aftertaste of a typical grapefruit. The fruit resembles a grapefruit, but has a thicker rind, similar to a pummelo.

Melogold ? Melogold fruit is similar to that of Oroblanco but is juicier and has a thinner rind.

Rio Red is a large to very large fruit with red blushed, peach-colored, thin skin and deep red flesh. Few or no seeds. Good sweet tart flavor when ripe in mid-spring, more mellow by summer. Dwarf grows 12 feet.


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