Anyone successfully growing citrus in South Florida?

savemejebusJanuary 8, 2014

Hi all,

We're in Broward County (zone 10) and have about 27 tropical trees on the yard, but no citrus. When we moved in a few years ago, there was a large orange tree that we ultimately had to take down, and we've since tried a clementine and pink lemon, though neither of them really did anything. We just moved the pink lemon to a large pot in hopes that might make a difference, but the whole experience has left me puzzled as to the viability of citrus down here.

I'd like to plant an orange tree (maybe cara cara), bu space is at a premium in the yard and our history with citrus has not been great. Tree would be going in a full-sun location different from where the others have failed, but still hesitant.

Anyone successfully growing citrus down here? Tips? Recommendations?

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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

google citrus grafters and find out what rootstock should be used in yor area and if they can send you to a merchant that handles that rootstock. Do you have salt there. shallow soil, clay. they can help you.

In my area only poncirus trifoliata and some crosses with can survive, so I can't help.

Also your county agent can help. With citrus greening you may not be able. your agent will know.

Best of luck to you

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 2:29PM
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