Dwarf Bare-Root Oro Blanco Grapefruit Tree
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A cross between the grapefruit and its low-acid cousin, the pomelo, Oro Blancos are sweet and juicy, with none of the bitterness of an ordinary grapefruit. The thick, golden rind peels easily to reveal white fruit ideal for juicing, adding to salads or just eating out of hand. Our bare-root tree can be planted in a pot or in the garden, to produce fragrant flowers in spring and fruit throughout the winter.
- Indoors in all zones; outdoors in zones with light frost conditions.
- 3-year old bare-root tree, suitable for container or ground planting.
- Arrives 18"–24" high.
- Grows 4'–8' high, 3'–4' wide in a pot; 10'–12' high, 8' – 10' wide in the ground.
- Requires full sun.
- Produces white flowers with a sweet, citrusy fragrance in spring and large, light gold fruit in winter.
- Grown in USA.
- Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment to FL, TX, AZ.
Important: Please water tree immediately upon arrival.
Whether planting in a container or in the ground, plant the tree so the root collar (crown roots) shows above the soil line and the top of the fibrous root mass is just below the soil surface. Make sure that soil or mulch is not pushed up against the trunk of the tree.
Citrus grows best between 55°F and 85°F. Indoor temperatures averaging 65°F are conducive to growth if light is adequate. Protect from freezing temperatures.
Provide 8 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. If less than 6 hours of natural full sun is provided, supplement with grow lights. An unobstructed window facing south or southwest is ideal.
Citrus trees require soil that is moist but never soggy. Watering frequency will vary with soil porosity, tree size, and environmental factors. Do not water if the top of the soil is dry without checking the soil at root level. A simple moisture meter, available at garden supply stores, will read moisture at the root level. This inexpensive tool will allow you to never have to guess about whether or not a plant needs water.
Citrus trees feed heavily on nitrogen. Your fertilizer should have more nitrogen (N) than phosphorous (P) or potassium (K). Use at least a 2-1-1 ratio. Miracid Soil Acidifier is a water-soluble product that works well and is a 3-1-1 ratio. In some regions, you may be able to find specialized citrus/avocado fertilizers. In general, buy a good slow-release formula that contains trace minerals like iron, zinc and manganese and apply according to package directions.
To ensure freshness, perishable items are shipped via 2-day delivery from the supplier and are not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow up to one week for delivery.
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