Our Grapefruit tree died during our 4 year drought, this is part of it. A man with a ladder and a saw knocked on our door and said "I can take down that dead tree for you". I said "no thanks, I think it is beautiful! He shook his head and said "You think its Beautiful? It's Dead!
I told him my husband planted a Ruby Red Grapefruit seed in a paper cup, in 1986 when we lived in Saint Petersburg. It grew to about 6 inches tall, he planted it a planter. It was 4 feet tall in 1989, still in the planter. We moved it here and my uncle laughed his head off and said It will NEVER have fruit.
We and our neighbors had thousands of grapefruit from that tree. Everyone knew they could pick what they wanted. Until 2017, it up and died. We were heart broken.
Ann of SnapEditScrap posted on FB that we could grow a pine tree if we planed a pine cone.
I did and now I wonder if we will live long enough to have pine needles fall in our yard from the tree I grew.
It's been 2 weeks, I see NO TREE