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 vigorous..
White Marsh was discovered in Florida as a spontaneous seedling in 1860. Because the fruit of the three original seedlings were seedless the new variety was propagated in a nursery and White Marsh soon became the most popular new culti..