Fertilizing Citrus Trees

Fertilizing is an excellent way to replenish the natural nutrients in your plant’s soil. For citrus, you should use specialized citrus fertilizers to maintain the proper nutrients.

NOTE: This is part 6 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow citrus trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.

  • Always apply fertilizer according to the package directions.
  • If a citrus fertilizer is unavailable in your region, use a complete acid-type fertilizer (azalea type food).

Leaves turn yellow for several different reasons, and one of them could be the soil needs to be made more acidic. To maintain the acidity of the soil, dissolve one-half teaspoon of magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) into on quart or room temperature water. Use this solution every two or three months.

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