Grapefruit Trees
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Grapefruit trees

Zone Sunshine Coast, Australia | Jillderwin added on January 24, 2018 | Answered

I have a grapefruit in the ground and planted about 4 years ago. good size and condition but has never had a flower. what should I feed it with? Jill Sunshine Coast

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 25, 2018

Most citrus, especially those started from seed can take anywhere for 3 to up to 6 years before you see the first flower. If this grapefruit is from seed, then it is not going to be a grapefruit. The way the pollination works to get these makes the seed revert back to the parent tree.

If your grapefruit was purchased as a mature grafted plant, then it could be something as simple as a lack of fertilizer.

You should fertilize these once a year with a citrus fertilizer.

This article will give you more information:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapefruit/growing-grapefruit.htm

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