Planting: Plant your tree in full sun with well-draining soil. Dig a hole about 1m by 1m, mix at least one bag of compost to your soil and ensure you plant at the same height as the bag you bought the tree in.
Water thoroughly and apply mulch around the base, avoiding direct contact with the tree trunk.
Container Planting: If you opt for container planting, use a spacious barrel or pot with proper drainage. Mix potting soil and compost to fill.
Watering: The amount of water needed depends on the dryness of the soil. For trees in the ground, assess moisture levels at a depth of 10 centimeters; for container trees, check at a depth of 5 centimeters.
Fertilising: Apply slow-release citrus fertilizer during the harvest season and repeat after the fruiting period. Utilising our slow-release fertiliser is a must for citrus; even though it is called berry fertiliser it is for all plants/trees.
Pruning: Generally, pruning is unnecessary except for removing dead or diseased branches—combat pests by spraying with a hose and utilizing Neem oil or EM Control.
Harvesting: Ripe fruit can be identified by its firmness and juiciness. In warmer regions, harvesting typically occurs from mid-July to mid-August, while in colder areas, it extends from August to mid-September.
Storage Options: You have several storage choices. You can keep the fruit in the pantry for up to a week, in the refrigerator for a month, or freeze it for longer-term use.