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Rio Red Grapefruit Tree


The Rio Red grapefruit is the official state fruit of Texas, with a smooth and sweet-sour flesh, the grapefruit tree produces incredible scents when blooming.


Rio Red Grapefruit

    • Rio Red grapefruits are some of the tastiest and juiciest grapefruits in the world.
    • Large fruit with yellow rind with a red blush.
    • The classic Rio Red grapefruit variety is widely known for its delicious pink-red fleshed fruit.
    • Juicy with a fine sweet and tart flavor, fairly easy to peel.
    • Fruit holds very well on the tree.
    • Introduced to the general public in 1984, the Rio Red grapefruit hails from the breeding program of the citrus legend Dr. R.A. Hensz from the Texas A&M Citrus Center.

Rio Red Grapefruit Tree

    • The grapefruits from the Rio Red grapefruit tree ripen between November to May.
    • The tree will start bearing sweet, tasty red-fleshed grapefruit in its second year.
    • Grapefruit has the highest heat requirement of any citrus.
    • Vigorous growing, large tree, with a spreading canopy, large dark green leaves.

Grow Your Own Rio Red Grapefruits

  • The tree you will receive is micro-budded, non-GMO, and about 18-inches tall (not including root system) in a 1-gallon plastic pot
  • With proper care, your tree will bear fruit in one year

USDA restricts the shipment of citrus trees to CA, FL, AZ or LA.

Check out our Citrus Simplified Blog for drink and dessert recipies!

Fruit and leaves can be shipped anywhere in the US or Canada.