Due to Florida Agricultural Laws, we CANNOT Ship This Product or Any Other Citrus Outside of Florida
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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The Rio Red Grapefruit Tree is a vibrant and flavorful addition to any garden. With its juicy, red flesh and tangy-sweet taste, this tree is perfect for citrus lovers. Order online now for a taste of this delicious fruit, grown right in your own backyard.


Cold Hardy 15-20°
Growing Zone 8B - 10B
Sunlight Part to Full
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Product Description

Rio Red Grapefruit Tree: The Zest of Citrus Delight

About the Fruit

The Rio Red Grapefruit is a citrus lover’s delight, offering a burst of refreshing flavors that will awaken your taste buds. With its vibrant ruby-red flesh and a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, this grapefruit variety is a true treat. From enjoying it fresh to using it in salads, juices, or even cocktails, the Rio Red Grapefruit adds a zing of citrusy goodness to every culinary creation.

What to Know About the Tree

The Rio Red Grapefruit tree is not just a fruitful addition to your garden but also an evergreen beauty that brings elegance to your outdoor space. With its glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant white blossoms, this tree is a visual delight. It thrives in various climates and can endure both cold winters and scorching summers. Its adaptable nature and disease resistance make it a reliable choice for any gardener, whether experienced or just starting out.

Harvest Season

Indulge in the joy of harvesting juicy, ripe grapefruits straight from your garden. The Rio Red Grapefruit tree reaches its peak ripeness during the winter months, adding a burst of color to the otherwise dormant season. As the temperatures drop, the grapefruits develop their signature deep red hue, creating a stunning contrast against the green foliage. Harvest time becomes a celebration of both visual appeal and delectable flavor.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine transforming your landscape into a vibrant fruitscape™, where the beauty of nature meets the joy of fresh fruits. The Rio Red Grapefruit tree is an essential element in achieving this picturesque garden. With its evergreen presence and eye-catching fruits, it provides a stunning focal point. Whether planted individually, incorporated into a citrus grove, or used as a striking hedge, this tree adds a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. Your fruitscape™ will not only be visually captivating but also a source of delicious, homegrown grapefruits.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we ensure that your Rio Red Grapefruit tree is shipped 100% in pot, replicating the experience of buying in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping methods guarantee a hassle-free delivery. As a nationally renowned, family-owned, and operated online nursery, we bring a trusted, local-friendly vibe to your online shopping experience. Join our satisfied customers and enhance your garden with the Rio Red Grapefruit tree today.

Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedYes, Trifoliate or Sour Orange Rootstook
Growing Zone8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height12-14FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer. This product is specifically formulated for citrus & avocado trees, providing them with the essential nutrients they need for vibrant growth and abundant harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Grapefruit Trees

Imagine stepping outside and plucking a ripe, sun-warmed grapefruit straight from the tree. Introduce grapefruit trees into your landscape and turn this dream into a reality. Not only will these trees provide a bounty of tart-sweet citrus, they will also serve as an attractive feature in your garden with their glossy green leaves and bright, fragrant blossoms.

Grapefruit trees, like other citrus, are subtropical, so they’ll thrive in warm, sunny locations. They are great for sunny backyards, but they can also be grown in large containers and moved indoors in regions that experience freezing temperatures.

Our grapefruit trees offer a range of flavors from the classic, mouth-puckering tartness of the traditional varieties to the sweet, mild taste of some newer cultivars. Each type has its unique qualities, but all share a refreshing, juicy texture that’s a delight to experience fresh from the tree.

Despite their tropical roots, grapefruit trees are surprisingly easy to grow and require relatively low maintenance. They prefer well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight. Regular watering and annual pruning to maintain size and shape will help keep your tree healthy and productive.

For gardeners with limited space, consider growing a dwarf grapefruit variety. These smaller trees are perfect for container gardening, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of homegrown grapefruit no matter the size of your garden.

Whether you want to start your day with a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, or you’re looking to add some zest to your culinary creations, growing your own grapefruit tree can be a rewarding venture. With a bit of care and patience, you’ll be enjoying your own homegrown citrus before you know it!

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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