Grapefruit Trees

Moving a Grapefruit Tree


Anonymous added on October 12, 2012 | Answered

I am needing to move my grapefruit tree from our lawn. It is not doing very well. Not sure how old it is (came with the house). It only produced one Grapefruit this season. It's about 1 m. tall but has holes in the trunk with sawdust coming out. However, some new shoots are growing. Trunk is about 10 cm. diameter. Our soil is thick clay. How do I move it and and what can I do to help it out?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2012

I would not recommend moving your grapefruit. It sounds like the tree has borers and this needs to be addressed first. Also, your clay soil should be amended for better growth and drainage. These artcles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm (these can also affect many other fruit trees)
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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