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Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« on: September 12, 2020, 07:58:15 PM »
Hi friends,
i am looking for citrus varieties that are relatively resistant to citrus greening. Have heard good about kumquat, finger lime and sugar belle mandarin so far. Any tips on where i can drive to pickup, anywhere from Homestead to West palm Beach will be good. I am looking for 1g or 3g plants.
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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 11:53:26 PM »
I know I said before briteleaf, which I REALLY recommend their trees. Very good for what you pay! Otherwise the only other FL nursery I know of is Harris Citrus, which is also a very reputable nursery. I believe they are in the Orlando? area though but they ship.

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 01:03:11 PM »
I know I said before briteleaf, which I REALLY recommend their trees. Very good for what you pay! Otherwise the only other FL nursery I know of is Harris Citrus, which is also a very reputable nursery. I believe they are in the Orlando? area though but they ship.
Thank you Frank, due to high demand during Covid both nurseries have kumquat sold out, i wrote to them to inform me once they have those in stock.

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 07:44:09 PM »
Check your local Lowes/Homedepot. Surprisingly enough they sometimes carry rarer citrus. Excalibur fruit trees also has a good selection.
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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 04:38:06 PM »
Check your local Lowes/Homedepot. Surprisingly enough they sometimes carry rarer citrus. Excalibur fruit trees also has a good selection.

Our homedepot had nothing special, had 15g cocktail citrus trees that won't do well after 2-3 months from bringing because there they have it on systemics...they probably ran out of other citruses due to high demand during Covid. I will check Excalibur next. I ordered a Sugar belle from Briteleaf, let's see how it arrives. Thanks

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 07:39:13 PM »
Check your local Lowes/Homedepot. Surprisingly enough they sometimes carry rarer citrus. Excalibur fruit trees also has a good selection.

Our homedepot had nothing special, had 15g cocktail citrus trees that won't do well after 2-3 months from bringing because there they have it on systemics...they probably ran out of other citruses due to high demand during Covid. I will check Excalibur next. I ordered a Sugar belle from Briteleaf, let's see how it arrives. Thanks

Guys, thank you very much for recommending Briteleaf. The plant came in excellent condition. So much so i had to make a video so that other friends know how they pack. I had posted it in another theead in tropical fruit discussion but the admin there seems to not like me :) lol..here is a short video on how i received the plant : https://youtu.be/sNbqH8BOgkE

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 08:56:05 PM »
You just got another subscriber. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 11:00:20 PM »
You just got another subscriber. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2020, 10:09:44 PM »
I was the person that also ordered from briteleaf and also ordered from backyardcitrus. I believe you’ll have a great experience with them if you liked briteleaf.
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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 06:34:01 AM »
Briteleaf is great.  Super healthy trees!

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 09:12:08 AM »
I've been very happy with Briteleaf and Just Fruits and Exotics, both in FL.

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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 03:10:40 PM »
Also give my vote to briteleaf brought from them twice and never been disappointed excellent plants.
Just ask for amber :)
Even their bush cutting were really nice. I also heard good things about Harris citrus but have not tried them yet.
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Re: Best place to buy citrus trees in South FL?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 01:55:38 PM »
satya did you get the citrus you were looking for?
BTW you might know since you live in Florida can I mail citrus seeds into Fl. or is that illegal?
Wont open or grow them there just my box before sending them here.

 

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