Help with grapefruit sprout

Discussion in 'Fruit and Berries' started by prr, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. prr

    prr Member

    We took a grapefruit from Palm Springs, CA this last week, and just cut it open. You can imagine our surprise when we found this: http://paulrittman.com/Sprout.jpg

    Now that we have it, we'd like to try to keep it alive until growing season (spring?).

    What is the best thing to do---leave it there, and just water the grapefruit? Or take it out and put it in a cup of water, keeping it indoors? Or??????
     
  2. RonsGarden

    RonsGarden Super Moderator Staff Member

    The fruit doesn't look all that appetizing!
    I'd take the sprouts (gently) and pot them up in a good sterile soil-less mix........water and place a plastic baggie over it to help create a humid environment....place pot in a bright window, but not in direct sunlight!
     
  3. prr

    prr Member

    OK, can do.... now when you say a "soil-less mix," what do you mean by that? No potting or gardening soil, just plain dirt?
     
  4. RonsGarden

    RonsGarden Super Moderator Staff Member

    Soil-less is mostly peat moss with perlite or vermiculite added ...it is sterilized and used for seed starting, seedlings and cutting.
     
  5. prr

    prr Member

  6. jubintha

    jubintha New Member

    Interesting!
     

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