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Citrus-Grapefruit 'Melogold'


Citrus x paradisi 'Melogold' is similar to 'Oroblanco' but with a thinner, more golden skin, larger fruit, and slightly higher juice content.

Citrus x paradisi 'Melogold' is similar to 'Oroblanco' in interior colour and texture but with a thinner, more golden skin, larger fruit, and slightly higher juice content. It forms strikingly large, flattened, seedless fruits with yellow flesh that are sweet and lack the bitterness and acid of regular grapefruit. The flavour is sweet, tender, and juicy and more reminiscent of pummello than grapefruit. The flowers are large and very fragrant and the plants produce well even without heat in cool summer climates. This is a cross of a diploid pummello and a tetraploid grapefruit. All of our citrus are grafted onto C-35 citrange, trifoliate orange, or other semi-dwarfing rootstock which confer good hardiness and production while reducing overall tree size.

Common Name: Grapefruit Hybrid - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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