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Fertilizing bing cherry tree (new)

Posted by Bee_bee 9b, CA (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 19:57

Hi,
I'm very new to gardening. Would appreciate any advice on what type of fertilizer should I get for a newly planted semi-dwarf cherry tree (bought it about 1-2 months ago as bare root, now sprouting leaves as in the photo attached). Local nursery suggested using EB stone organic citrus & fruit fertilizer (7.3.3). But I saw somewhere in the web that it's better to use low nitrogen fertilizer. We already have a bag of non-organic citrus & avocado fertilizer (14.4.8) (as we have an avocado and young citrus tree), wondering if we can use that.

Thank you

This post was edited by Bee_bee on Fri, May 2, 14 at 20:04


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RE: Fertilizing bing cherry tree (new)

no advice at all?

That's not like this group!

I've always been cautioned not to fertilize new plantings until they're established, the logic being that fertilizer stimulates an organism that's just been through a trauma (transplant).

sort of like noticing that a heart transplant patient looks a little puny, so you give him a cappucino & a diet pill to perk him up!

You might post on the Trees forum & on the California forum.

Best luck!


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