Fruit or Citrus

When selecting an area to plant your Fruit or Citrus tree keep in mind that they like lots of sun all year round. Also, use the size that is indicated on the label as a guide to how much room will be needed for the tree to grow to its full potential.

fruit or citrus

Dig a hole twice as wide as the pot itself then mix in some compost and water storing granules into the soil at the bottom of the hole.

Be sure that when you backfill the hole with soil and mulch on top, you do not go too high up the stem as this will encourage collar rot. Water your plant in with a seaweed concentrate or plant starter as this will help with transplant shock.

Citrus plants are huge feeders, whether they are in pots or in the ground and they require soil rich in organic material and free draining.

Fertilise with either fruit and citrus or organic fertiliser pellets every couple of months. When fertilising established trees throw the fertiliser on the drip line, this is the area where the canopy of the tree ends, therefore where the tree feeds from.

If you do not regularly fertilise, your citrus plant will be prone to attacks from pest and diseases and you will not get the most out of your fruit and citrus tree.