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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Grapefruits, pomelos

Grapefruit tree Lubera

The grapefruit tree provides the thickest citrus fruits. Of course, you will find grapefruit trees and grapefruit plants here in the Lubera® Garden Shop.

 

   
 
Classic Grapefruit 'Marsh Seedless'

Citrus paradisi - The classic, seedless grapefruit

From £38.40 *

Pomelo

Citrus grandis

£38.40 *

Red Grapefruit 'Rubra'

Citrus paradisi - The red-fleshed grapefruit

£52.40 *

   
 

More information about grapefruit trees

 

For our citrus assortment, we have decided to present the whole variety of yellow and orange citrus plants. So you will also find a nice selection of interesting varieties. 

 

 

Buy a grapefruit tree 

 

Grapefruit means "grape fruit". And our grapefruit trees bear this name rightly because the thick fruit grows like grapes, making the grapefruit one of the most attractive citrus plants. Their botanical name Citrus paradisi fits very well. Grapefruits are easier to peel and eat than many other citrus fruits. 

 

The very large Citrus maxima

 

The pomelo is even bigger than the already large grapefruits. No wonder that they play an important role in the Chinese New Year. The botanical name Citrus maxima refers to both the fruit and the tree. However, in this country, where these citrus varieties have to be grown in a container, the tree remains a manageable size.

The pomelo or botanically Citrus grandis is a large-fruited breeding with the grapefruit as the mother.

If you would like to buy a pomelo or grapefruit tree and have questions about the selection, our Lubera® team will be happy to help you.

 

CareGrapefruit tree Lubera

 

With their thick fruit, pomelos and grapefruits are somewhat more demanding than the cultivated varieties such as oranges and lemons. They need a lot of warmth and sunshine for the thick fruit to ripen. 

 

The ideal location

 

Like all citrus plants, the heat-loving grapefruit tree should be given a warm and sunny place outside on the terrace by May at the latest. There it can enjoy the direct sunlight it needs to produce sugar. It should also be protected as much as possible so that a heat accumulation is created in front of a back wall or under a roof. In autumn, which for the heat-loving citrus plants usually begins in mid-October, pomelo and grapefruit trees must then move to a frost-free, mildly temperate winter location. 

 

Watering and fertilising

 

Even if the thick and juicy fruits look like the plants are very thirsty - pomelo and grapefruits, like all other citrus plants, are also very frugal. On the contrary - they react very sensitively to stagnant moisture and should only be watered when the soil has clearly dried out. 

These trees need regular fertilisers for this. Frutilizer Instant Citrus from Lubera® is ideal. The fertiliser is applied during the growing period from May to the end of August when the late summer is nice and warm, then fertiliser is still useful in early September. Frutilizer Instant Citrus contains a balanced combination of the main nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) and potassium (K) as well as trace elements such as iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, boron and molybdenum. 

 

Pruning and repotting

 

Pruning is usually not necessary for either tree. Only when individual branches and twigs have died off should they be removed. In addition, the crown of a plant may develop irregularly. Then, at the beginning of spring, the contours of the crown can be smoothed and cleanly cut. 

Depending on their growth, grapefruit trees should be repotted every two to three years. The potting soil from Lubera is ideal for this purpose. A new pot should be about 4 cm larger in diameter than the old pot. 

 

When do they ripen?

 

It will not surprise anyone that the thick fruits of the pomelo and grapefruit take longer to ripen than mandarins and limes. If flowering occurs in May or June, it can take up to a year before the fruits can be harvested. Especially if they can be overwintered under glass, the vegetation period is extended and thus the growth and ripening period of the fruits is shortened.

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