Information on soil management of trees and shrubs, including nutritional requirements, soil testing, fertilization, soil fertility and pH. Tips on site selection and dealing with road salt injury.
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material.
Shortly after planting, apply 8 ounces of 10-10-10 per plant.
Conduct a soil test, and lime and fertilize a 10-by-10-foot area where each tree will be planted.
Generally, apple trees need fertilizing each year.
Although the total amount of nutrients in the soil is important, the balance among them can be even more critical. Too much of a nutrient can be just as bad as too little.
Apples and pears, botanically referred to as pomes, are excellent candidates for the home garden, as long as you are committed to the attention to detail and pest management they require.