Best product to deliver trace minerals to Citrus?

PunkRotten(9b)April 21, 2014


I have two potted Citrus trees (lemon and lime) and every now and then they start showing yellowed leaves and sometimes leaves with yellow veins etc. Occasionally I mix some azomite in water and give them that or a little epsom salt. Is there something better?
Thanks, D

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

I think most folks use Dyna Gro's Foliage Pro, which has the best NPK ratio, plus the full compliment of micros.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 11:18AM
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You didn't say whether or not you are growing them in the ground or where you live...

Foliage Pro is a good choise for containerized trees and every other plant known.

That would be very helpful..


    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 4:49PM
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It says in the first sentence they are in pots. But I am looking for something organic if possible.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 8:05PM
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Seaweed concentrates and fish emulsion products contain a good spectrum of trace minerals.
Both of these can be applied as foliar sprays too.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 8:24PM
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Oops, your right..Ha..Shows you how tired or blind I was.

In the over 20 years I have been growing citrus trees, I have never seen anything organic do the job the way my potted trees need...
In fact, the sea weed and emulsions killed my plants in the past..The mix would become compacted and rotted over time and never really doing anything for my tree..They would turn even more yellow.

I hope you find something and if you do, please share.

Have a great night


    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 9:45PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

And remember, all organic fertilizers are turned into non-organic absorbable compounds based on microbial breakdown. With container plants, they just don't have the same abundance of soil micro-flora that in-ground plants do. It's an entirely different growing environment than in-ground growing. SInce the product ends up being the same thing - absorbable inorganic compounds, you'll save yourself money and have far better results with a high quality non-organic product such as Foliage Pro.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:40PM
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RyanLo(NC 7B)

I have had success using Ironite (12-10-10) in addition to the other fertilizers I use. I like to apply it in early spring, in time for first flush. Its glandular so twice a year is normally what I do.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 12:45PM
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If you want to stay organic, look for Espoma Citrus Tone; it is a bit pricey, but a very good product that has everything your tree will need.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 12:41AM
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