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When to transplant grapefruit seedlings?

Posted by edweather 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 21, 12 at 19:03

I have several grapefruit seedlings in Jiffy mix in cells 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" deep. The seedlings are approx. 2" high. I have the gritty mix ingredients available locally. When should I transplant them into the gritty mix? Should I bareroot them? What size pot? Thanks in advance.


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RE: When to transplant grapefruit seedlings?

I prefer to transplant out of a seed mix as early as possible, so I would go ahead now. I don't think you will have enough mix clinging to the roots to make any difference, so would not try and remove it and risk damaging delicate roots. Al


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RE: When to transplant grapefruit seedlings?

Thanks Al. So what size pot would you start with? Thanks. Ed


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RE: When to transplant grapefruit seedlings?

I'd go up to a 4-inch pot at least.
Citrus grow in spurts, and it's best if you re-pot between flushes of Spring growth.
So if leaves are clearly developing, wait until they've matured....then re-pot.

Josh


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RE: When to transplant grapefruit seedlings?

One advantage of using the gritty mix as you suggested, it will allow you to go to a larger pot without mix staying too wet even with a very small plant. If you have the room, I would jump right into the gallon size. Al


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