Removing large mandarin from pot
Hello. I know his might sound like a stupid question but I have a large mandarin (about 7 feet) that is very foliated with many small pea sized fruit.
My question is, Im thinking of planting it in the ground. Should I wait for the fruit to ripen and then plant after harvest? Or will planting it now be fine? Also, it has a 1" plus caliper so what would be the best method for actually removing it from its pot? It is in a black plastic garden pot but it is in there pretty good. The last tree I removed from a pot was my second red baron peach and I accidentally lost almost half of the new roots as I was planting. So how can I remove this mandarin without messing things up? Advice would be great:-)