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best time to ground my grapefruit plant

Just purchased a semidwarf grapefruit plant. When is the best time to put it into the ground. Is it compatible with a mandarin tree about 2 meter away

Submitted: 07:11PM, 30 Jun 2017
Answer: Hi Vincent,

Thanks for contacting Yates.

As the ground is a little cool at the moment, I would wait until early spring when the weather warms up slightly to plant out the Grapefruit tree. This is on the condition that the tree is not under any undue stress in its current pot. Just be sure to really enrich the soil before planting with some Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser and water in well with a half dose of Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Natural which will help it along as well.

As for planting near the mandarin, I would try and keep a bit of distance if you could (at least another two metres. Citrus trees are very hungry and don’t like competition. So having a bit of space can help with the harvest and nutrient availability to both plants.

Happy planting!

Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 10:55AM, 01 Jul 2017


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