Citrus

CITRUS
Initial Instructions: After unpacking your plant, allow a few days for it to gradually acclimate to full-sun exposure. If planting directly into the ground, choose a location with well-drained, slightly acidic soil. For a container-grown plant re-pot it into a 3-5 gallon container in standard potting soil. The plant will require re-potting to a larger container as it grows. Up-pot when the plant appears root bound or when large roots push out the drainage holes. Finished container size should be approximately 5-8 gallons.
Cultivation: Water thoroughly when soil is dry—test soil moisture with your finger or soil moisture meter. Do not over water (water too frequently or allow the plants to stand in water)! Use citrus fertilizer during the growing season, and less in winter months when days are shorter.
Size at Maturity: 3-6 feet tall when container grown. 6-15 feet tall in the ground. However, trees can be pruned to any shape or height.
Spacing: 6-10 feet
Pollination: Our citrus is self-fertile, but will require hand-pollination when it is indoors. Hand pollinate by moving pollen from flower to flower with a small, soft paintbrush or cotton swab.
Pests & Diseases: Outdoors citrus is not bothered by pests or diseases; indoors watch for mites and aphids. Treat with Insecticidal Soap or Pyrethrin.
Soil Type: Well drained, acidic.
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade, or a sunny window indoors.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years
Bloom Time: Year-round
Ripening Time: Year-round
Yield: Several dozen fruit per year.
USDA Zone: 9