the Organic Light Garden - © Lloyd Godman

St Andrews Garden, Victoria Australia

grapefruit- (Citrus × paradisi

There was an existing grapefruit behind the house -


Rio Red

The first Grapefruit was planted in the winter of 2005 - however this was killed by white ants who ring barked the tree - I first noticed this as a black line around the base of the tree- with in a few days the whoole tree whithered and died

I planted another grapefruit in the autumn of 2009 and used a different planting technique where I created a swal infront of the tree with soil and then back filled with rich organic compost -

March 2010

The tree has 2 fruit -