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Q.What Causes Punky Grapefruit?

Zone florida | sherry added on February 2, 2013 | Answered

My grapefruit tree is 8 yrs old and produces grapefruits that are not sweet and the fruit when cut open is punky and not sweet. It looks healthy and we fertilize every three months with a citrus fertilizer. We have a sprinkler system that waters the trees 3 xs weekly in the hot season and 1 weekly during winter months. Could it be too much water causing the problem?

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Answered on February 3, 2013

The following articfle should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/tip-on-water-requirements-for-citrus-trees.htm

Citrus can be problematic when not watered correctly. Proper drainage is equally important. Too much or too little water will deffinately affect fruit texture and taste.

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