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|Nagami– Tart taste
|Meiwa – Sweet, very cold resistant
|Varies by fruit
|Contains a variety of fruit on the same tree.
|December – May
|Small ornamental sour fruit used in Japanese and Chinese cooking,
flavor for drinks, marmalade and jelly
|Tree is small with the fruit split down the length resembling a
human hand. Used as a garden shrub, perfuming rooms, and clothing.
Citrus Care Guide
WHEN TO PLANT:
Containerized citrus trees can be planted anytime throughout the year, as you are transferring the tree, not transplanting it and no shock to the plant is involved.
HOW TO PLANT:
Pick a sunny spot, with 50% or more sun, on a well drained soil or soil mix, 15 to 20 feet from house or large trees. Clear away weeds and grass, avoid septic tanks and drain lines. Have water available. Dig hole larger than the container.
To set tree in ground or larger container, remove existing container, shave away fiber roots from the side of root ball (IMPORTANT). Place tree in new hole or container. Fill hole 1/2 with water, then fill remaining soil, to ground level, in the hole. Pack soil to remove air pockets
For planting in the ground, build water cup 4 feet in diameter, 4 inches high, water once or twice weekly. (SEE BELOW)
COLD WEATHER CARE:
TO PROTECT FROM FROST OR FREEZE DAMAGE:
If the plant is still in a container, set the plant indoors if there is the possibility of a frost or freeze.
If a freeze is forecast, cover the tree with a sheet or blanket. Covering should be removed when outside temperature reaches 36 degrees or more.
Some leaf droppage can be expected following a freeze, but this should be a temporary situation.
NEVER prune the tree after a hard freeze until the new growth is well underway.
If no new growth appears on the tree by late spring, (May or June), the tree has sustained severe damage.
NOTE: Any new growth below the graft (bud union) will be citrus rootstock and should be removed. (on grafted trees only)
Any new growth above the graft is new flush and is a good sign the trees has survived the freeze and should continue to produce.
- February – Valentines Day
- May – Mothers Day
- September – Labor Day
- Use citrus fruit tree fertilizer
- Our custom blend fertilizer. 8-4-8 sold / $25.00
BASIC INSECT CONTROL
- Malathion with oil – Use when new growth is present on your trees. Please follow directions on the pesticide labels.