The heat of a Southwest Florida summer might seem unbearable, but it provides a great environment for growing your own citrus. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape is the perfect place where you can buy citrus trees and learn how to plant and care for your purchase in a manner designed to maximize the life and productivity of your citrus tree.
The Initial Tree Purchase
Choose the Type of Citrus and Visually Inspect
When you’re buying your citrus tree, the tree that you take home to plant should be healthy. You should visually check over the stem’s appearance, which is the only real way to evaluate a young specimen. Older trees in our nursery should have a healthy show of foliage before purchase.
Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape is a reputable, experienced nursery upon which you can rely to deliver many years of quality, delicious fruit. We sell a variety of trees, including tangelos, lemon, orange, and cocktail, in all stages of growth.
Choose the Variety of a Specific Type of Citrus Based upon Taste
As choosy as you are about the fruit you purchase from the grocer, a similar degree of concern should apply to the citrus trees that you choose and maintain. Experts often suggest that you taste the variety of fruit grown on trees you are considering purchasing.
The friendly professionals at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape can provide assistance so that you can identify and sample fruit before buying the tree. We can help make sure that your money is well spent and will not lead to disappointment in your tree investment.
Choose a Plant to Work within Your Landscape
While planning to incorporate citrus trees into your landscape, plan ahead to make sure that the installation will remain aligned with your long-term landscape design. Trees grow larger over time – both above and below ground – making space a major concern when planning for planting. You should also consider the water needs, appropriate soil demands, and other care considerations like mulching, fertilizer, and regular pruning.
If these elements are outside the bounds of your knowledge or ability, delegate the task to a competent landscape company like Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape.
Plant and Pamper during Establishment Phase
Even if you’re diligent about choosing the right source to buy your citrus trees, meticulous about choosing the right variety and specimen, and consult experts about placement and planting, you simply must pamper your citrus tree for the first few years.
Your long-term goal is likely tasty, quality fruit, but before you worry about production, focus on the development of healthy, abundant roots and canopy. By keeping your focus on the health of the tree, providing plenty of water and sun, keeping pests away, providing adequate fertilizer, and providing protection when needed, the end result will be luscious fruit. Patience and perseverance will pay off in the end.
The right source for you to buy citrus trees is Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. We’ve offered quality fruit, palm, and shade trees for the Southwest Florida area for over 30 years. Our passion and pride lead us to work diligently at providing quality trees and plants for every landscape in the area. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that the plant will be disease and pest free, healthy, and in prime condition. We can also transport, plant, and maintain if you like.
Stop in at one of our locations, or contact us at 239-645-1656 to further discussion your plan to buy citrus trees for your landscape!