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Rice-N-Beans

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I have a 50 pound bag of the all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6, I have planted an avocado tree and a mango tree recently and I'd like to ask you experienced fruit tree growers if this is good enough for my Monroe avocado and Pickering mango tree. I also bought a bottle of Southern AG citrus nutritional spray I found at the big box store. Could the 6-6-6 and Citrus nutritional spray be a good combo for a nooby like myself? I'd like to keep my shed from having a half dozen fertilizers for each variety of tree, so I'd like a fertilizer that works on both types of trees.

https://southernag.com/product/citrus-nutritional-spray/

https://shop.sunsetfeed.com/diamond-r-fertilizer-all-purpose-1631-50lb.html

Zone 10b, South East Florida, Hollywood.

Thank you in advance for responses.

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Re: Using all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6 for both avocado and mango trees ok?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 09:16:03 PM »
Yes you can use 6 6 6 on them. 
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Re: Using all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6 for both avocado and mango trees ok?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 09:26:55 PM »
Yes you can use 6 6 6 on them.

Great, thank you! :)

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Re: Using all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6 for both avocado and mango trees ok?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2023, 02:54:49 AM »
A soil test will let you know what the soil needs.
By throwing this compound fertiliser you could potentially reduce yield long term.

And it might be an expensive way to keep trees going.

A soil test with proper agronomic guidance will give the best results IMO.
Cheapest and best long term impact.

There are no fertilisers that work specifically better for any type of trees. It all depends on the soil.
These retail products are just cleaver marketing with a high price tag.

If you wanna do foliar, it would be good to learn how to take leaf brix index measurements before and after because then you can see if what you put on had an impact on sugar production or not.

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Re: Using all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6 for both avocado and mango trees ok?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2023, 11:25:09 AM »
Not sure about socal, but in south florida, you absolutely don't want to feed them nitrogen unless the goal is a big shade tree.
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Re: Using all purpose Diamond R 6-6-6 for both avocado and mango trees ok?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2023, 07:52:36 PM »
If they are small trees your trying to  establish,  Diamond R makes a palm special that has everything you need