FRUIT TREES NOW FRUITING - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Evelyn Vazquez
Port St Lucie, Fl
Question by ev19522000
October 19, 2009
I have avocado, lemon, orange, etc. I feed them every 6 months with spikes. Yet, for the last two years, they do not flower or fruit. What am I doing wrong?

Answer from NGA
October 19, 2009


Your fruit trees should grow, flower and set fruit if they are in full sunshine and are otherwise healthy. I suspect that the fertilizer stakes might be causing the problems. While citrus trees appreciate being fed with a specially formulated citrus tree food 3-4 times a year, the spikes may be providing either too much nitrogen (depending upon how many you use per tree) or not enough fertilizer. I'd switch to a granular citrus and avocado tree fertilizer and see if that makes a difference in your crop. Hope it does!

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