Fertilizing Fruit Trees

By GrowOrganic.com on March 29, 2013

Find out what your fruit trees are trying to tell you! In this video, Tricia will teach you the language of fruit trees and how to fertilize effectively and organically!

  Comments (5)


Thanks so much for yet another concise, tremendously helpful video!

Posted by gardenspider on Mar. 29, 2013 at 8:15:40 PM


Interesting! I especially appreciate the advice on how to look at last year’s growth to see if it even needs fertilizer. Very helpful to know how to calculate too! Thanks. Three questions:

1. Where can I find a ‘annual growth rate target’ chart?
2. I know watering practices impact growth rates as well. Do you have recommendations for how often to water?
3. This is for deciduous trees—how do I determine if citrus even needs fertilizer?

Posted by Monica on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:22:10 AM


How timley your video. I was just looking at my apple trees (stil in hibernation) and wondering when and how I should fertilize and you folks came through with the answer.Thanks for the information and hopefully you have put me back on track. Do you recommend any lime at all?

Posted by Dave Martin on Mar. 30, 2013 at 1:57:07 PM


This video assumes you have not pruned in the winter, as is traditional for fruit trees. So if you have pruned you cannot add up the total branch length.

Posted by Vicki Morrone on Jan. 13, 2015 at 7:39:48 AM


I used some Tree and Shrub Fertilizer on my 1 year old Peach tree and I’m now concerned that this particular Liquid Fertilizer has made the Peaches uneatable? Reason I say this is my neighbor said the Tree’s yield is tainted and not good for human consumption due to poisons in the fruit from the fertilizer… Is this a fact or just worrisome fiction? The fertilizer I used was a Liquid that you mix with water and it’s used for trees…but mainly Bushes and Shrubs (rose bushes, etc.) Am I in danger if I eat the fruit? Thanks for any helpful advise?  john Denton

Posted by John Denton on Jul. 02, 2015 at 1:47:48 PM

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