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How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

Posted by dailyso florida (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 9:11

Hello,

I planted avocado trees (the varieties Oro Negro and Haas) a year ago in Sarasota, Florida, and people told me not to fertilize them for roughly the first 6 months. I fertilized them this week. How many times a year should I fertilize?

Do the times of year I fertilizer matter, and if yes, what are the best times of year?

Thanks


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RE: How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

I fertilize mine in February, June, and September. What type of fertilizer do you use? Usually in the label it tells you when to fertilize. I use Evergreen Avocado and Citrus.


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RE: How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

I am in California, and I fertilize them with my citrus - Feb, April, June, Sept. And, pretty heavily. Most commercial growers fertilize with their water continually, which is actually what the prefer, but I'm not set up to do that.

Patty S.


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RE: How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

Thanks, what type of fertilizer do you use? Thanks


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RE: How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

A variety of different things. Mainly something formulated for citrus & avocado (and usually mango on the label). We have a nice product here by Gro Power Citrus & Avocado Food. I use this because it has a fairly large amount of humus and humic acid in it, which for me being on DG is very helpful. I also will luse Vigoro Citrus & Avocado Fertilizer and have used Lilly Miller's Citrus & Avocado fertilizer as well. And, I've even just used a 15-15-15 fertilizer with micros if that's all I have on hand. Many good choices out there. I would see if there is something formulated for your area, to meet micro needs that might be lacking in your soils.

Patty S.


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