Fruit Tree Fertilizer

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  1. Marbees

    Marbees Member

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    From your experience, what's the best fertilizer to use for apple, pear and plum trees? Thanks
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Take a soil test and it will spell out just what you need. There's no need buying something that the soil doesn't need. Contact your local ag extension agent and he can tell you everything you need to know. Might need to adjust the ph up or down, more or less nitrogen, more or less phosphate, more or less potash.

    I just throw out some 19-19-19 or 6-12-12 around my trees (only got 5) when I am planting in the garden but then the soil around here is pretty poor, red clay.
     

  3. Slowmodem

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    We put some fertilizer spikes in the ground around the fruit trees.
     
  4. Marbees

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    These are bare root trees, so 15-30-15 will work fine. Phosphate is important for root development. (according to google):grin:
     
  5. crackerbee

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    I agree with G3farms,take a soil test to see what you need.They sell simple soil test kits at Ace Hardware that does the PH,N.P and K.