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Q: The peeling of my grapefruit on my citrus tree is brown and it feels like sand paper. They are ripe and mature but what is wrong with them?


A: The disease is probably melanose, which is a common coastal fungal disease that primarily occurs in grapefruit but can attack any citrus. The first symptoms on leaves are small, circular, dark depressions with a… Read More

Fact sheet: Grapefruit


  The grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi), is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour  fruit, an 18th-century hybrid first bred in Barbados. When found, it was named the “forbidden fruit”; it has also been misidentified with the pomelo or shaddock (C. maxima), one of the parents of this… Read More