Fertilizing Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Queen Creek, AZ
Question by potterystudi
March 24, 2001
Our fruit trees (orange) are flowering now. I am late to fertilize I think. Can I fertilize with miracle gro fruit tree spikes now or should I wait for a month after the flowers are gone?


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 2001

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Citrus should be fertilized three times per year in the low desert, with 1/3 of the total annual nitrogen requirement each feeding. Fertilize in Jan-Feb, April-May, and Aug-Sept. Since April is upon us, you can fertilize now, and then again in August.

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