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Low Nitrogen Fertilizer?

Posted by pgde Tucson Zone 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 19, 12 at 18:51

Hi all:

Hope everybody had a good summer of citrus growing! I'll be posting some pix of mine later tonight or this week.

Anyway, does anybody know of a "low nitrogen" (but higher P and K) fertilizer for citrus? Everything I have read about citrus here in Arizona indicates the last fertilization should be with a low N fertilizer to minimize new growth but give the plant some strength for the upcoming colder season.

Also, I have a bunch of left-over bone meal from another cactus project and am wondering if this would be useful for sprinkling on the ground under my citrus?



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RE: Low Nitrogen Fertilizer?

hmm, never heard of that.

most ferts are either high H, balanced, or bloom booster

RE: Low Nitrogen Fertilizer?

Sure, any fertilizer formulated for fruits & blooms (i.e., stone fruits, tomatoes, flower fertilizer). Gro Power Bloom & Grow is what I use for my stone fruits. Houston, that's correct - anything promoting bloom or fruit is low in N. But, I would just leave your last fertilizing session to October, and then don't apply until February (or when you're sure you're out of potential frost/freeze within 6 weeks of application).

Patty S.

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