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Citrus x paradisi
Synonyms: C. aurantium; C. sinensis x maxima

Common Name(s): Grapefruit
Family: Rutaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 60 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=108° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=55° (F)
Precipitation: 41 to 100 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 25° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.3
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown in Florida. Prefers well drained deep soils of high fertility. Low salt tolerance.
Pythium, Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - fruit, Additive - flavoring, Poison - mammals, Material - essent oils, Food - bev base
Subtropical-dry summe, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated, Tropics, Subtropics
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