March 9, 2002
Question: Last week you recommended the use of a 6-6-6 citrus fertilizer for fertilizing citrus trees. A friend of mine purchased a 6-6-6 fertilizer but there is no indicate on the bag that it is a citrus fertilizer. Is there a difference?
- Helen Novella, North Fort Myers
Answer: Yes, there is a difference. Not all fertilizers are blended equally. There are several types of 6-6-6 fertilizers just as there are several types of 16-4-8 fertilizers. Fertilizers blended for citrus applications will indicate so on the label. They contain micronutrients that citrus trees need for best growth. If a 6-6-6 citrus fertilizer is not available, purchase another analysis recommended for citrus application.
Stephen Brown is a horticulture agent with the Lee County Extension. To submit questions call the horticulture desk at 461-7504 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or via e-mail email@example.com. Listen to the ‘Garden Show’ at 8 a.m. on 1200-AM WINK/WNOG.
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