This is the third season for our citrus trees. We miss all the Satsuma mandarin oranges we had in East Texas. So, when Walmart marked their citrus trees down to $10 at the end of season, several years ago. I decided to try them in containers, since our weather would kill them, if they stayed outside. In the winter, they live in the tractor garage. The orange tree didn’t produce at all last year, and I told it that it was headed for the burn pile, if we didn’t get fruit this year. Now, we have citrus galore! It’s a great winter treat.
One of the things I learned, while in Italy, is to cut them back pretty hard. They’ll produce a lot better. I also give them organic food for citrus trees, about once a month. When I don’t water them enough, the leaves curl slightly, and limbs droop. But they seem to always come back quickly. After winter, we put them back in full sun. Don’s going to build a cart for them this year to make transport easier.