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Pruning Citrus Trees

Pruning is an important part of proper edible plant care, and in the case of citrus trees, it’s particularly easy to do.

NOTE: This is part 8 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow citrus trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Pruning Tips

  • The best time to prune is after harvest.
  • Remove all suckers as soon as they are observed.
  • Prune off all the dead, broken, diseased, or crossing branches.

Citrus plants will sometimes have thorns when they are young. As the plants mature, the thorns will not appear as often and can be pruned off if desired.

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