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Anyone successfully growing citrus in South Florida?

Posted by savemejebus none (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 8, 14 at 17:07

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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RE: Anyone successfully growing citrus in South Florida?

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


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