Realistically, you can plant a citrus tree any time of the year if you live in Florida but the best time is the fall. This gives the tree six months of cool weather to establish a strong root system to endure the first of many long, hot summers. The only exception would be for growers in areas of northern Florida where there are occasional killing winter frosts, where the best time to plant would be early spring.
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