How does one successfully transplant a grapefruit tree?
A friend of mine offered me her older Oro Blanco grapefruit tree. It's been in the ground several years, not sure how long, I forgot to ask, but probably over 5 years, most likely more. Her soil is nice clay-loam. Mine is well draining clay/silt/rocks/loam. (old creek bed soil, on a slight slope)
What would be a good pre-transplant plan? Should we root prune with a spade around the root ball first? If so, how far from the trunk? How long before moving should that be done? Any nutrients needed during those weeks?
What's the upper limit on age of a citrus tree that would be worthwhile to move?
It's now about 4-5 feet, pretty sure it's a Four Winds dwarf tree.