August 1 - Picking the Ruby Red grapefruit. Notice how the tree is trimmed across the bottom. We don't do that, the rabbits do. They keep all the citrus trimmed about 18 inches off the ground. Lucky for us, they don't seem to like the fruit, only the leaves. They do eat the apricots, peaches and plums as they fall off the trees though. We find the pits on the ground completely cleaned of fruit.