Many of us are growing fruit trees in our landscapes, but we're often unsure of how to care for them.
Most fruiting plants should be fertilized in early spring. For success, you should know a little about your crop, choose the right product to do the job, and apply it with the right frequency.
Young citrus trees are fertilized with light, but frequent, doses of a citrus-specific fertilizer. After they have been in the ground for three years, they should be fertilized three to five times throughout the year.
Choose quality products that contain micronutrients and apply them at the recommended rate by broadcasting them under the canopy.
Check with your local Extension office for help fertilizing your peaches, pears, and other fruit trees. A little knowledge and care will ensure your fruit trees will provide a bountiful harvest.
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