Care Of Lime Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Bedminster, NJ
Question by jczachor
February 15, 2001
Please give me the proper fertilizer requirement for the calamondin orange tree and a small lime tree.


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Answer from NGA
February 15, 2001

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Citrus are heavy "feeders." Apply fertilizer three times per year, using 1/3 of their total annual nitrogen requirements. Apply in Jan/Feb, April/May, and Aug/Sept. The amount to apply depends on their age and size. Follow package instructions and water thoroughly before and after fertilizing. Good luck with your citrus!

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