Growing citrus trees is challenging but rewarding. Like most plants citrus trees have their own special requirements. If you want your citrus trees to bear lots of fruits, follow these steps and you will soon have a flourishing, bountiful citrus tree to make you proud.
It’s hard to imagine life without citrus… without zesty fresh juices full of vitamin C, more-ish lemon delicious puddings, a squeeze of lime in a soda or a Corona, or hot water with lemon to kickstart the morning. Life would be so very bland without these things.
Citrus trees are some of the easiest fruit trees to grow in your backyard. Their popularity is deserved — they are ornamental yet productive, have handsome, shiny green leaves and fragrant flowers, and add wonderful flavours and zing to cooking. Equipped with these growing tips, you should be harvesting box loads in no time at all.
Citrus plants love sunshine — five hours a day is required for maximum fruiting. Planting them in a north-facing, warm and sunny position is best. In cooler climates, grow them alongside a sunny wall, where radiated heat will warm them. Alternatively, bring pots inside during winter.
Citrus plants like water, but any water must drain away quickly and not pool in the root zone. To prevent this, before planting, dig a hole in a potential planting spot and fill with water. If it takes more than 30 minutes to drain, the drainage is inadequate. Mound the soil or choose another spot.