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Vlad

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Inground citrus fertilizer
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:48:28 PM »
What brand fertilizer do you folks recommend for inground citrus?

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 10:02:10 PM »
I used to use Osmocote plus pellets for my in-ground in-greenhouse trees but it got too expensive as they grew up, so now I am using monthly application of Jacks HPF 25-5-15. 

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 10:37:44 PM »
I also use Jacks 25--5-15 for in ground trees that are growing inside a greenhouse.  For trees that are growing outdoors, for example in a front or back yard many people use common ones such as 6-6-6; 8-8-8 and for older large trees 10-10-10.  I also use Jacks for container trees.

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 09:21:09 AM »
I was listening to a Tom Spellman(Dave Wilson Nursery) video on youtube where he was a guest speaker and recommended a much lower ( by triple) nitrogen over the P,P in the NPP ratio. 

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 10:33:14 AM »
Vlad, the important thing is to fertilize citrus trees aside of the formula one uses.  The 6-6-6; 8-8-8; and 10-10-10 formulations are the recommendations of the University of Florida.

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 07:36:10 PM »
Once the citrus tree is full size it doesn't need a ton of nitrogen.  Some of you guys are nitrogen freaks.  Using jacks and spraying urea totally overkill here, my trees are green and healthy with just mulch and occasional chicken manure and maybe some citrus fertilizer (8-6-8 with micros) and handful of 0-0-22

This last year it was just mulch and chicken poop and very little if any bag fertilizer, trees were loaded up so much branches are hanging down and bending to the point of almost broken. 
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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 08:57:23 PM »
Once the citrus tree is full size it doesn't need a ton of nitrogen.  Some of you guys are nitrogen freaks.  Using jacks and spraying urea totally overkill here, my trees are green and healthy with just mulch and occasional chicken manure and maybe some citrus fertilizer (8-6-8 with micros) and handful of 0-0-22

This last year it was just mulch and chicken poop and very little if any bag fertilizer, trees were loaded up so much branches are hanging down and bending to the point of almost broken.
Thats what I heard from Tom Spellman who works with UC Davis , Riverside and other places and speaks at those venues.

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 09:02:56 AM »
I have always used regular 10-10-10, when I'm fertilizing the lawn I'll also add a bunch of Milorganite around the tree's. I also load up on Epsom salt from the dollars store & add that to the lawn & trees a few times a year.

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Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 10:34:44 AM »
I throw some hand fulls of 10-10-10 at them in Spring when fertilizing the lawn and apple trees, throw some osmocote at them when fertilizing flower beds couple times a year, and they get a few hits of Miracle Grow through water hose application several times a year when watering gardens. Mine get home made wood mulch each year too which is organic matter added to soil.

 

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