Saturday, November 25, 2017

Grapefruit Sapling Timelapse: Seed to First Fruit

With the success of my brother's container garden timelapse post, I figured I'd share my success growing my first grapefruit from seed.
It started with a bunch of seeds that were already germinating inside some fruit I bought.  I planted one in this cup of dirt and tried the rest hydroponically since I didn't have any other dirt at the time.  None of the hydroponic ones ever grew.
11/5/2015
Due to space constraints, I planted the lone grapefruit sapling with a pineapple. One the top are rose petals for ground cover.
6/6/2016
Considerable growth on the pineapple, but the grapefruit looks like it could use more space.
1/8/2017 before transplant
Time to transplant to a larger container.
1/8/2017 after transplant
The spring weather and additional root space caused for some wonderful growth.  I noticed this first flower on the onset of spring break.
3/18/2017
Flower eventually turned into a little fruit!
4/4/2017
Fruit getting bigger.
4/17/2017
Even more fruit growth.  Size comparison with large grapefruit.
5/2/2017
This thing just looked so funny.  The fruit grew to about 1" in diameter.
6/5/2017
First signs of ripe.
6/26/2017
More ripe.
6/30/2017
I decided it was time to pick when the outside started getting wrinkly and the stem dried out.
2/9/2017
Little grapefruit success! It did actually taste like grapefruit.
More growth updates to be added

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