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Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« on: April 08, 2013, 01:22:16 PM »
Hello ;

Was wondering if Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
If so at what dosage ?

Thanks ed.

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 02:34:28 PM »
Just curious,  why do you want to give tv hem Epsom salts?
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 02:39:46 PM »
I read somewhere in the internet that some people use Epsom salt to fertilize mango and avocado trees I was just wondering if it's really beneficial for them thank you

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 05:31:25 PM »
diluted Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is used as an amendment for plants by adding magnesium to the soil, which helps w/ yellowing of leaves

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 05:32:46 PM »
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate .It is used to green up palms after winter ,it help plants to take in other fertilzer.I have never used it on mango or avocado .Would  help green them up.
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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 05:36:48 PM »
RodneyS
we posted 1 minunte apart (great minds think alike)
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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 07:19:20 PM »
I agree with use for palms however its much more than to "green up the leaves".  It is very common for palms to have a magnesium deficiency (they are inefficient at extracting Magnesium from the soil ) and Epsom Salts are commonly used to cure the deficiency.
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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 07:56:04 PM »
Thanks everyone , i will keep in mind the salt if my Canaries Turn yellow ;),.

Thanks again ed.

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 05:21:32 AM »
Epsom salts are good for plants with swollen feet, like elephant foot palm and baobabs.
Just kidding!
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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 05:40:29 AM »
Epsom salts are pretty commonly used on fruit trees and I put it in my fertlizer blend.Dolomite is a good way to deliver Mg if your soil is acid.You wouldn't need much around avos and mangoes and it would do more good than harm.It is a good idea to find out what your soil type is and what nutrients are limiting in that soil type in your local area.

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 07:38:49 AM »
Epsom salts are pretty commonly used on fruit trees and I put it in my fertlizer blend.Dolomite is a good way to deliver Mg if your soil is acid.You wouldn't need much around avos and mangoes and it would do more good than harm.It is a good idea to find out what your soil type is and what nutrients are limiting in that soil type in your local area.

I think the oldtimers used it around citrus trees. They knew nothing about iron chelates. Possibly magnesium and iron can interchange. Transmute?? maybe. IOW spread Epsom salt for an iron problem as well as magnesium problem?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 09:23:12 AM by zands »
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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 08:20:48 AM »
The Idea with citrus I think is that is sweetens fruit.Many nutrient deficiencies are caused by poor fertilizer selection and a lack of understanding of induced imbalances.Apply excess Mg and a deficiency of K and Fe can be created.Apply excess calcium and an Mg deficiency can occur.Ca,Mg and S are macronutrients not just NPK and are vital.There would not be a lot of photosynthesis without it.By the time a deficiency shows the plant has already suffered.   

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 10:12:29 AM »
I sprinkle everything in my yard with a light dose of Epsom twice a year.

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Re: Epsom Salt Beneficial for Florida Mangos & Avacados ?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 04:17:44 PM »
I use Epsom salts in my Potted Fruit trees (Mango, Lychee, Citrus)...but in very diluted amount. I use 1/4 tsp per gallon of water added to the fertilizer (liquid) I use. I use this mixture about every 2 weeks and it helps keep the leaves nice and green.

 

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