Originally Posted by Frosty Nuggets
I thought I would start a thread where people can post about their fruit trees.
I have 2x Red Love apple trees in pots, 1x Peach (freestone) in a pot, 1x finger lime in a pot and 1x orange in a pot, they are all in 50 liter pots.
The Red Love apple trees have just come out of dormancy and have new leaves, it has just finished flowering, should I give it growth or bloom nutes and what ph should they be?
The Red Love apple has red flesh and doesn't go brown when cut or mashed.
The peach has also just come out of dormancy with new leaves and has just finished flowering, should I give it growth or bloom nutes and what ph should they be?
Are you dead set on giving them hydro nutes ?
Why not just organic NPK kinds of nutes ? e.g. chicken manure, which is 2-2-2 or 2-4-3, mixed into water.
I planted about 30 fruit trees the last few years. Now that it's started raining, I don't have to worry about watering them - and I can concentrate on feeding them.
They get 2 sources of N & K, and one source of P.
If they were fruiting I'd give them more Phosphorus, but I can wait 6 months.
They had a hard go because they were stripped of leaves about once a week by the local deer.
I finally caught up with that. Last to get a proper deer fence was a Moorpark Apricot and a Tomcot.
I did do something right - Moorpark & Tomcot can pollinate each other.
If you want to get fruit from your plants, you have to start thinking about pollen sources.
Apples are the most complicated.
UNLESS you have a crab-apple.
Personally I'm looking for a really thorny plant to put underneath my mountain lion resistant chicken coop. Wild Plum has really thorny stalks.
What other plants have REALLY thorny stalks ?