Since you live in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida, make the best use of the environment! Buy and grow your own fruit trees. The fresh citrus taste will be even better when grown on your own trees. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape is an excellent source for Tangelo, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, and Cocktail fruit trees.
Citrus trees provide more than shade and structure within the landscape. These trees also offer sweet fragrance and a bounty of fruit when planted in the right conditions. We consider it our job to evaluate your property and preferences, and help you with selection and care information.
Stop in to browse our stock at our locations in Punta Gorda or on Pine Island, Florida. In addition to an assortment of beautiful citrus trees, we also provide an array of shade and palm trees. Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape has decades of experience. Our services include:
- Professional and knowledgeable staff
- In-house-grown plants and trees
- Assistance with selection
- Maintenance advice and services
- Tree installation services
Prepare to Shop for Your Citrus Trees
To promote growth within your landscape, you’ll need to ensure a few things exist where you plan to install your tree. Southwest Florida provides an abundance of sun, and most properties will have sandy, well-draining soil. When possible, make sure to plant your citrus trees facing the south. Each tree should be surrounded by a 15-foot area that’s clear of buildings and other trees to allow for future root growth and access to the sun.
Consider the Types Available and Requirements for Each
The Tangelo Tree is a hybrid of grapefruit and tangerine, and it grows well in arid climates. You should limit water for this tree to once a week until it’s acclimated to your property. Once well-established, you should water once a week during the growing season. You should prevent everything, even grass, from growing around the base of the tree and use organic yard waste as mulch whenever possible.
The Orange Tree is as ubiquitous to Florida as the palm tree. Skip the mulch with this choice, but make sure that the tree will get plenty of sun in soil that drains well. You’ll be enjoying your personally grown oranges within a few seasons of growing.
The Tangerine Tree can be grown in USDA Zones 8-11. Plant them in a sunny location with well-draining soil. A large space isn’t necessary because these trees don’t grow as large as other citrus. This also makes them ideal for container gardening. The fruits are smaller than regular oranges, generally sweeter in taste, and easier to peel.
The Lemon Tree is perfect for both your landscape and even as a houseplant within your home. It will be fragrant and beautiful, flowering every year, but it may take a few seasons to produce lemons. To promote fruit development, ensure that the plant receives full sun, has well-draining soil, and has sufficient fertilization.
The Cocktail Tree bears many types of citrus fruits. While they don’t produce at the same time, the tree will grow lemons, grapefruits, oranges, limes, and tangerines. Keep on the patio to wheel indoors during winter, or plant outdoors. Either way, the tree will provide luscious fruit and will be a surefire conversation starter.
As you contemplate the right place to buy fruit trees in the area, keep Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape in mind. Give us a call at 239-362-4327 with a question, to make an appointment, or to schedule a tree delivery. We’re eager to help in any way possible!