How often and when to fertilize avocado trees

dailysoAugust 27, 2013

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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sdelafuente(9)

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.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 9:24AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

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.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 10:39PM
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dailyso

Thanks, what type of fertilizer do you use? Thanks

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 9:49AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

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.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 11:50AM
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