Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Canyon Lake, Te
Question by bdrain82
January 29, 2011
I live on Canyon Lake, when is the best time citrus trees? I have a very young grapefruit, 1 ft. tall in a pot, grown from seed, and a Satsuma tree in a 5 gal.just purchased. I understand they have to be protected from frost. but when is the best time to go in the ground? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
January 29, 2011

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Prune your citrus trees immediately after you've harvested the fruit and before they begin to flower. Exactly when depends upon the weather, and when new growth begins. If you prune after they have flowered you'll sacrifice some of the fruit set so timing is important. You can plant a potted citrus tree now, or anytime this spring. Hope you have a great harvest!

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