Question About My Citrus Trees

rdj1234(5)July 8, 2010

Hello Everyone,

I live in Nebraska and I am growing three citrus trees(Grapefruit, Key Lime, and Lemon). They started growing in Spring 2009, and about a week ago I started putting them outside. Do you think that they might grow fruit if I continue to keep them outside when the weather is right for them? I only keep them outside when the temperature is above 60 degrees. I have them in 12" pots in dirt that came from my backyard. I water them whenever the dirt looks dry on top, which is usually everyday.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated.


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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

ok be ready for a bunch of advise, but hang on cause there are a lot of good people here who will get you going.

a few things

first they arent old enough for fruit. in a couple years they might flower in spring and then they might set fruit. the age at which they will is up to the tree itself. But from my experience 3-4 years is typical.

second I would keep them out at all times until the night time lows are getting close to low 50's or high 40's bringing them in and out a lot will stress them tremendously.

third check out the container forum or even read up here on the ideal soil to use and water habits. The dirt will compact and hold more water than you think and essentially drown the roots.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 4:56PM
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