What could be more perfectly Florida than fresh citrus in every backyard? Making this a reality is the goal of Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. We aim to be the premiere spot for residents and landscapers to buy citrus trees in the Fort Myers area.
We’ve Proven Our Readiness
The 30 plus years that we have been in the industry have given us the opportunity to develop best practices and demonstrate our skills and commitment. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape offers company-grown palm, shade, and citrus trees in addition to plants and flowers. We make sure to provide plants that will grow well here, and we provide guidance and assistance including consultations, mulching, and even tree planting. We have a passionate commitment to extending Florida-worthy plants and trees throughout the area.
Successfully growing citrus on your property isn’t as difficult as you might imagine, especially if you have guidance from the landscaping specialists here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. We’re flexible in our approach for all homeowners or professionals from providing a pre-purchase landscape consultation to arranging an easy and quick tree delivery.
Tree Location Is Crucial
Before you begin digging, you need to decide where the tree should live. The area chosen should be in the sun’s path with soil that drains well and, if necessary, has access to irrigation.
When planting a tree, thoughts should be aimed toward future growth. A 15-20-foot clearance should be left above, at, and below ground level to make sure that the roots don’t damage house foundations or septic systems and the canopy doesn’t affect power lines or roofs.
The best position will also include a screen of some sort oriented northward of the tree. Trees planted in the ground should be free of grass growing 6 feet around the trees, and planting smaller varieties in wheeled containers will make for easier transport indoors and out.
Supply Water Regularly
The amount of water given to your growing citrus tree matters a great deal. Too much water will lead to rotting roots, and too little will cause the tree to wither and die. A balanced amount of water to keep the soil damp without being overly saturated is ideal.
When first planted, your tree will need to be deeply, heavily watered. Frequent watering should follow until the tree is well-established; then you’ll be able to water less often.
Apply Fertilizer Appropriately
Citrus fertilizer will help your tree grow to be strong and productive. Application should be during the growing season and following the clear guidelines governing application. Citrus fertilizer is the standard for all citrus trees and ought to include potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous with iron, zinc, and manganese should your soil need it.
Prune When Needed
Citrus pruning is necessary occasionally, mostly to keep the symmetrical, neat appearance typical to citrus trees. A few precautions to consider include pruning only after fruit picking has been completed but before the temperatures drop because pruning will make the tree more vulnerable to cold weather.
If you’ve decided to harvest fruit within your own backyard, finding the right source from which to buy citrus trees in the Fort Myers area is a search that should begin and end right here with Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. Our high-quality citrus trees will be healthy and free of disease or pests. We can also help with planting, mulching, and even planning. If you’d like to browse the tangelo, lemon, orange, and cocktail citrus trees, stop in at Punta Gorda. We can also provide delivery and consultation by appointment; just call 239-362-4327.