When Is The Best Time To Prune An Orange Tree


The best time to prune orange trees is in the spring, when they are dormant. This reduces risk of damage from cold temperatures and wind.

Where should I plant my citrus tree?

Choose a site that receives full sun for at least six hours per day throughout the year. It is important that your citrus tree be kept away from shade-producing vegetation such as palms, eucalyptus, pines and other evergreens because these plants make your oranges grow too small and produce bitter fruit. Make sure there is not an underground water source near or under the root zone of your new citrus tree because this could result in fungal diseases such as mildew disease or root rot.

When do you fertilize orange trees? How much should I feed them each year? During rest periods (winter). Use 1/4 cup 10-10-10 fertilizer per gallon of water every three months during summer bloom season (April through June). Feed again after winter dormancy until next spring’s growth period begins (August through September) then keep feeding once a month thereafter until December when it’s time to cut back on feeding for winter dormancy purposes once more! When can you rely on Citrus Hill Oranges come January without having to worry about burning up their little energy reserves with overfeeding?? I’d say mid November forward, but like all things related to production, make decisions based on what works best for YOU & YOUR ORANGES!! We’ve