Grapefruit


Bloomsweet Grapefruit

Citrus Paradisi

 

The cultivar ‘Bloomsweet’ is mostly grown in Texas. The fruits are large, yellow-fleshed, pear-shaped, sweet but mild tasting and generally ripen mid-winter. The fruit skin is rich yellow, fragrant, smooth, and easy to peel. The large trees have good cold tolerance and are heavy-bearing.

Like most citrus, they are cold sensitive and prefer locations with warm, dry winters, and cool summers. If fact, trees can only tolerate a few degrees below freezing for a few hours. Grapefruits require full sun and are tolerant of most soils, even poor soils, with ample drainage. Though moderately drought tolerant once established, they must have regular applications of water for good fruit production.