Nitrogen Burn/Scorch

superpoutyduck(9a)July 9, 2012

I accidentally cooked a few of my peach and nectarine trees by giving them too much ammonium sulfate. I had four of my year old trees drop ALL of their leaves. This was about three weeks ago. One is starting to leaf back out- no activity from the others. Has anyone ever done this or am I just exceptionally stupid? And more importantly, what is the chance these trees will recover?

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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

How much did you give them and how big are the trees?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 7:05PM
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superpoutyduck(9a)

About 12 oz. Trees are two years old and in half wine barrels. When I realized what i had done I gave them a heavy watering to try and flush out some of the nitrogen.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 7:31PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

tmunson:

No idea if they will come back but since one is trying you have a shot. The NH4 has killed the new water absorbing roots. So it's all a matter of whether the plants can put out new roots.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 9:38PM
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