Repotting Blood Orange

juventusopp(6B)October 13, 2013

Hello,

I have a blood orange tree that is in need of repotting (roots creeping above soil and in small pot). It currently has a few developing oranges about the size of baseballs on it and lots of flowers and new fruit on its way. Question is can I repot now or no because it has fruit on it etc.? Rootstock is swingle. Was fertilized about one week ago. Obviously I don't want to lose the fruit and or hurt the plant.

Thanks

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jumpinjoe

Its possible to repot, just be careful for transplant shock. I would hold off until u have more detailed post from experienced people. I still consider myself a rookie

Joe

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 10:50PM
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ohiogardenguy

I just bought a new Clementine Orange a few weeks ago and it came in a small 4 inch pot, I repotted in a nice size pot with high quality citrus soil, I gave it water with a very diluted dose of water soluble fertilizer and it seems to be doing great even has new growth, It didn't have fruit or flowers on it at the time but The plant did not seem to be stressed out.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 5:32PM
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ohiogardenguy

I just bought a new Clementine Orange a few weeks ago and it came in a small 4 inch pot, I repotted in a nice size pot with high quality citrus soil, I gave it water with a very diluted dose of water soluble fertilizer and it seems to be doing great even has new growth, It didn't have fruit or flowers on it at the time but The plant did not seem to be stressed out.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:42PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

If it were mine and knowing that the mix is not going to stay wet for long since it is root bound...

I would just pot up into a mix similar to the one it's in and do a complete 'repot' come the spring.....

MIke

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 7:11PM
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juventusopp(6B)

Ya it's root bound for sure. Always dry. Tree is completely healthy but I may just put some similar soil and wait. Thanks all.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 8:59AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I agree with Mike.
Sounds like you should pot up with as little root disturbance as possible, and then do a formal re-potting in the Spring...unless now is Spring wherever you are.

Josh

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 11:51PM
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