Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Citrus Budwood Program


The citrus budwood program was established in 1953 and became mandatory for all propagation of citrus in 1997. The objective of this program is to assist growers and nurserymen in the production of horticulturally superior citrus nursery stock that is believed to be free of virus and other graft-transmissible diseases. On the following pages you will find information about the Florida Citrus Budwood Protection Program. There are pages of information for the foundation source trees at Chiefland and pages of other important program activities. Links are provided for yield data, budwood ordering procedures, and statistics for citrus nursery activities.

Budwood is currently being distributed only to registered nurseries in Florida.

Citrus Budwood Program FAQ

Budwood Orders

Foundation Groves

Additional Links