Star Ruby / Ruby Red / Rio Red

Compared to other grapefruit varieties, Star Ruby is more difficult to grow well.  It has exhibited greater susceptibility to phytophthora, nutrient deficiencies, cold temperatures, and pest problems.  It does not appear to grow as vigorously as other grapefruit varieties, and the fruit is often smaller.  Nevertheless, when grown well, Star Ruby produces attractive red-blushed fruits with a smooth yellow rind.  The flesh is very darkly-pigmented, juicy, and low-seeded or seedless.  Star Ruby’s season of maturity is mid to late-season, and the fruit holds well on the tree with some loss of flesh color as the season progresses. Once the Starruby season is over the Ruby Red variety continues for a little while. Both varieties are very close to each other and usually the grapefruit buyer/user does not differentiate between them.

Availability In The Market: 

  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April (In Storage)
  • May (In Storage)

Cargo Type: 

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