Grapefruit Trees

Grapefruit


mikeysmimi added on September 13, 2016 | Answered

Why does the grapefruit NOT ripen, then falls off the tree? Thanks.


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 14, 2016

This is known as "fruit drop". Some amount of fruit drop is normal in citrus trees, but excessive fruit drop can be caused by extreme temperatures, swings in temperature, watering problems, or other environmental challenges.

See the "fruit drop" section of this article for more information:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs141

This article is about lemon fruit drop, but the advice applies to grapefruit as well:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-fruit-drop.htm

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