citrus trees - Knowledgebase Question

Hemet, Ca
Question by derek_chapli
September 30, 2009
When best time to plant citrus trees How far apart What sizes should be purchased Names of recomended trees Have Goafers is this a problem. thank you

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


You can plant in either spring or fall. Standard citrus have full-size trunks and grow from 12-25' tall and wide. They should be spaced 25' apart. Dwarf citrus are the same varieties as standards grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock which will keep growth between 6-10' tall and wide and should be spaced 10' apart.

Sweet Oranges to grow include:
Cara Cara, Midknight Valencia, Moro Blood Orange, Robertson Navel, Trovita Sweet, Valencia and Washington Navel.

Mandarins: Clementine, Dancy, Encore, Fremont, Honey, Kara, Kinnow, Owari and Satsuma.

Lemons: Eureka, Meyer, Lisbon, Pondersoa Giant, Sungold, and Pink Eureka.

Limes: Bears, Mexican Bartender's, Rangpur, and Kaffir.

Grapefruit: Rio Red, Oro Blanco, Star Ruby Red and Texas.

Gophers can tunnel through root systems and damage roots so try to trap the pests before they damage the roots of your trees.

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