Effective date: 2/25/2015
Foundation trees belong to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and are kept in secure greenhouse facilities for budwood cutting and distribution to citrus nurseries. It shall be unlawful for any person to plant any genera, species and varieties of the Rutaceous subfamilies Aurantioideae, Rutoideae, and Toddalioideae, within one mile of a foundation tree or to plant a commercial citrus grove within 10 miles of a foundation tree.
(1) Foundation trees must originate from tested parent trees.
(2) Foundation trees shall be the source for all scion trees.
(3) Foundation trees shall meet all the requirements in Rule 5B-62.012, F.A.C., for source trees.
Rulemaking Authority 570.07(23), 581.031(1), (3), (8) FS. Law Implemented 570.07(2), (13), 581.031(1), (14), (17), (23) FS. History—New 12-26-06, Amended 2-25-15.