Transplanting peach tree/ citrus trees - Knowledgebase Question

Gilbert, Ar
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Question by r3azritters
August 26, 2010
Hi -

Is it safe and possible to transplant a peach tree that is about 2 years old and that produced fruit this past season without harming the tree? Also, how about moving citrus trees that are about 3 years old and producing?


Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010
You can dig and transplant your fruit trees if you dig slowly and carefully so you don't damage too many roots. Wait until December or January when the weather is cooler and expect to find the roots in the top 18" of soil, extending out to the branch tips. It's okay to sever some of the smaller feeder roots but try to keep the majority of the rootmass intact as you dig. Be sure to plant them at the same soil level as they were growing before and don't be surprised if they fail to produce fruit the first year after the move. Good luck with your trees!

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