I grew this tree from seed (from a pink grapefruit, I think Ruby Red
variety) and it's now seven years old and about five feet tall. I've kept
it in a sunny, south-facing window in a five-gallon pot. I had it
repotted recently in a 15-gallon pot in rich potting mix with organic
fertilizer added. I also had some very light pruning done at the tips of
each branch (the plant was a bit leggy from having been grown indoors).
The plant (still shocked from having spent the week at a strange nursery
and then having endured a bumpy ride home in the trunk of a Volvo) sat
there for about a week or so, then decided to explode with fresh growth.
There are new branches with shiny green leaves coming out all over the
No telling if/when it will blossom and fruit. However, it definitely
seems to be in a better mood. ;-)
(North Oakland, California, USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 16/17)
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