Many types of fruit trees grow readily in Florida. Here in Southwest Florida, your backyard fruit harvests will likely be limited to citrus.
Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape grows and sells several types of citrus trees, including tangelo, orange, lemon, and cocktail varieties. Before you buy, we invite you to stop in to browse our stock and discuss planting location, features of the different varieties, growth requirements, and other relevant information.
We want to make sure that when you purchase a citrus tree from us, you get more than a healthy, pest-free specimen. You also get all the need-to-know info and contact information for if problems arise.
The tangelo is a hybrid fruit – a combination of grapefruit and tangerine. Its juicy, sweet, and tangy flavor is in a class all its own and deserves a spot in your backyard garden.
The tangelo tree needs to be planted in soil that drains well with no grass around the base. This large growing specimen should be placed with ample room above and below ground for root and canopy growth. For maximum results, you should pair your planting of a tangelo tree with another compatible citrus since the tangelo isn’t self-fertilizing. With organic mulch, citrus fertilizer, and maintained moisture, your tree will thrive.
Every Florida homeowner should have the joy of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Worldwide, Florida is second only to Brazil in orange production, so this climate is the ideal place for growing your own oranges.
Come visit Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape to purchase a pot-bound, ready to plant orange tree. Planting requirements will include plenty of sun exposure and well-draining soil. Keep the base clear of grass and mulch while also leaving a 15-foot clearance around the tree.
Lemons are more acidic than most citrus fruits, and this characteristic makes them more susceptible to damage from freezing weather. They’re perfect for planting here in Southwest Florida.
When planting your lemon trees, place them in soil that drains well and receives full sun exposure. Follow directions and apply citrus fertilizer and water regularly. By the fifth year, your lemons will flourish. The wait might seem long, but it’s well worth it.
A cocktail tree is remarkable in that it produces lemons, grapefruits, oranges, limes, and tangerines on the same plant. The various citrus fruits produced make the citrus cocktail tree a great decorative item and conversation starter. Planting these trees in containers is a great idea because you can bring them indoors when a freeze is expected, but growing them outdoors is also possible as long as you protect them appropriately.
Growing citrus will require a few specific elements:
- Full sunlight is preferable
- Include 15 feet of spacing between trees, buildings, power lines, and septic tanks.
- Water consistently.
- Prune any suckers that sprout at the base.
- Apply citrus fertilizer according to directions.
- If planting in a pot, the material won’t matter as long as drainage is appropriate and the pot is large enough.
- When picking citrus, pull, snap, and twist in one motion after you’ve made sure that the crop is ripe and ready for picking.
If you live in Southwest Florida, you deserve to have fresh citrus right in your own backyard. Make it happen by stopping in to Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape to check out all the types of fruit trees we have available. Give us a call at 239-362-4327 to find out how we can deliver your trees right to your door!