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Best Time to Buy Citrus Trees

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Plants & Palms



Your home or business in Southwest Florida stands incomplete without an addition of citrus trees to add glamorous greenery and wafts of citrusy fragrance. The addition will enhance your property value and your enjoyment of your Florida home. While the best time to buy citrus trees is spring, they’ll grow year-round in this area. For help with your tree purchase, consult with the professionals here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape.

Planting Citrus Trees Is Widely Beneficial

While we all know that trees are one of the best methods of removing carbon from the atmosphere, putting this knowledge to work doesn’t always happen as it should. Adding trees to your personal property is a great choice for the larger world as well as your own little slice of it. From the homemade preserves you give away during the holidays to your family’s lowered light bills, planting citrus trees on your property is advantageous to all.

Advantages for Your Home

Trees growing in your yard contribute shade, causing substantial temperature stabilization. This landscape shade creates lower energy prices. Trees also provide protection for your home from wind and a filter for dust, providing additional comfort and health benefits.

Advantages for the Climate

Southwest Florida is ground zero in the climate fight. Trees can be powerful assets in the war against rising sea levels and pollution. Underground, the roots filter and absorb while holding onto the ground, and above ground, leaves filter air and absorb carbon.

Advantages to Your Family’s Diet

The food-to-table efforts work to improve the health and wellness of the community. By planting and growing the orange, tangelo, lemon, and cocktail trees from Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape, your family will have access to the ultimate in fresh, juicy fruit.

Demonstrating to our children how food is grown can motivate them to eat healthier and support local food growers. Emphasizing the importance of consuming fresh food is vital to helping society return to healthier eating habits.

Countdown to Fresh Fruit

Once you choose your variety, location, and source, plant your tree and await the harvest! Citrus trees generally need to grow for around three years before bearing fresh citrus. To promote maximum production and minimize the time that it takes to bear fruit, plan to water substantially with regular fertilizing and occasional pruning.

The planting location should leave 15 feet of clearance above and below ground for both the canopy and roots to flourish.

Mulch will preserve moisture, limit weeds, and hold in nutrients.

If you’d like detailed information about how to best care for your citrus trees, have a conversation with the experienced professionals here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. We’re always eager to help.

The area around Southwest Florida is perfect for growing citrus. Planting during springtime will give your tree the best chance to become acclimated before the drying heat of the depths of summer or the potential freezes of winter. However, this area actually facilitates tree growth when planted throughout the year.

Grow citrus to benefit all of society – from the global climate crisis to the individual child experiencing how food is really grown. At Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape, you can find healthy and disease-free trees for your property. Find us at our nursery in Punta Gorda. By calling 239-362-4327 you can gather more information about the best time to buy citrus trees as well as the purchasing, planting, and harvesting processes.

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