A natural fruit tree spray to protect your orchard. This concentrate, when mixed with water, controls a wide range of fungal diseases and insect pests on fruit trees, nut trees, citrus, berries, ornamentals and more. Follow the printed label for specific application instructions. Can be used up to the day before harvest. Natural control. Contains sulfur and pyrethrins.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I need to start spraying my fruit trees so I can get some eatable yield out of them.
Gary G on Mar 1, 2021
We bought our fruit trees from you, either on 2014/2015. We have so much problems with pests and insects. The trees have very fruitful and unfortunately we have not been able to enjoy the fruits, peach,pears, cherries and apples. We need help. Trusting this product, thanking you in advance.
Edwin S on May 14, 2020
I need to start spraying my fruit trees so I can get some eatable yield out of them.
Gary G on Mar 1, 2021
I have used this before
Robert T on Feb 18, 2021
We bought our fruit trees from you, either on 2014/2015. We have so much problems with pests and insects. The trees have very fruitful and unfortunately we have not been able to enjoy the fruits, peach,pears, cherries and apples. We need help. Trusting this product, thanking you in advance.
Edwin S on May 14, 2020
FRANK F on Feb 1, 2020
Bugs have been coming and eating up the leaves off my apples trees. I'm unable to tell if the majority of the damage is bug or some type of disease. This takes care of both "naturally" according to the information.
CHRIS P on Apr 2, 2019
Protect the plant and ensure sustained growth.
Femi A on Sep 17, 2018
FIRST YEAR TO USE THIS PRODUCT. Seems much safer than other products that I have used. Fruit insect damage greatly reduced this year than other years. Very satisfied. Stark's cheaper price is a real plus!
John K on Jun 19, 2018
It sounded like this was the most "organic" offering
RICHARD P on Jun 13, 2018
I can use this without worrying about any strong smell or poison issues to my family or neighbors.
John K on May 11, 2018
Recommended by Stark Bros. The product worked well last year.
JIM P on Mar 20, 2017
I like this because I can use on all fruit trees
Charles S on Jan 8, 2017
Works very well on my other fruit trees.
TRACY V on May 13, 2016
We bought our fruit trees from you. We thought you'd know best which spray to use. OTC ones we purchased in our area did not work well.
Carol S on May 3, 2016
I use this every year and have had wonderful results with my fruit trees.
LethaH on Apr 19, 2016
We keep bees, and aren't too crazy about spraying poisons nilly willy, this might be a good compromise that will help the trees (after the bloom is done) without laying down a swath of destruction.
Susan W on Feb 26, 2016
I have used this before
Robert T on Feb 18, 2021
FRANK F on Feb 1, 2020
when do you spray fruit trees ?
George W on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In spring and after fruit has set
Will this spray hurt our honey bees?
Michael on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. This is a more natural product we offer in lieu of the Bonide Fruit Tree Spray. Spraying should not be done while the tree or plant is in bloom as to not hurt the local bees.
Would this be considered organic?
RichMohrmann on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Because it doesn't have any indication on the label that it has been certified organic (it's a natural spray derived from things like sulfur and pyrethrins), the best I can say is that it's considered more environmentally friendly than other sprays that are not natural/organic.
Will this spray be toxic to animals?
Carol W on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The label states that it is hazardous to aquatic invertebrates. It doesn't mention other animals specifically, and it has instructions for use on houseplants (indoors), but I would recommend using with caution around animals and children.
I have buds(no flowers yet) on my Bradford pear tree. I live in Memphis zip 38109 it is Feb 3rd. My question is when can I start spraying my trees with Citrus Fruit & nut Orchard spary and do I need to buy any special protective clothing?
Carl B on Feb 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The Bradford or callery pear is an invasive species which does not produce edible fruit and had little to no insect or disease problems in North America. That is why it seems to be taking over fallow fields and fence rows in the Midwest. Therefore, it should not need to be sprayed at all. If it were to harbor disease, it would be better for the environment to replace the tree with a noninvasive species. It is always advisable to cover arms and legs and wear a hat whenever using a commercial pesticide. Also make sure to spray when the wind is not blowing.
How much of this spray do you apply to each tree?
RBaker on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That will depend upon the size of the tree. The idea is to wet the leaves/undersides with the spray. If you have a larger tree, that will require more of the solution; a smaller tree will require less. Here is a link to the product label: ://
Is this used as a preventative or cure or both. What is it best at curing? Does one use it on fruit trees that are not yet bearing fruit. In the Spring do you use it at a very specific timely moment or just before bloom? When in the fall does it need to be sprayed? and what are the different timing issues between spraying apple trees and peach trees?
Louise L on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use it on apple, pear, peach, grapes, plums and cherries as a preventative organic pesticide. I mix it with Kaolin clay. It works pretty well. I sprayed early with bud formation once and then held off until after blossom drop. Then I sprayed approx every week until August.
What is the Best for Standard Cherry Trees?
Grandma C on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This product can be used on any size cherry tree. Just follow the label and do not apply when temperatures exceed 90??F. Do not use within 21 days of an oil spray. Apply as directed (every 7 to 10 days, or after rain) as needed. This product can be used up to 1 day before harvest.
I bought New Century Asian Pear tree, Hosui Asian Pear tree and Stasrking Hardy Giant Asian Pear dwarf from you. I have many problems of Psylla, Scales, Fabrea leaf spot.... I have used Captan, Complete Fruit tree Spray, and Horticultural and dormant spray oil, but still not effecitve. Is this product will be better?
Jamie W on Jun 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have black knot fungus in flowering cherries and fruiting plums and I believe that affected my pear trees- last year they dropped all their leaves twice after leaves got spots and turned brown and yellow. This year I sprayed with this citrus fruit and nut spray and so far so good. No evidence of anything on the pear leaves. I???ve sprayed twice now, once when starting to flower and once after full leaf out.
How frequently can you use this product on apple trees during the season? I want something to keep after bugs and fungus without something very harsh.
GABRIELLE L on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Per container directions: for fungal: re-spray every 7-10 days or after rain. May be used up to day before harvest. For insects/mites: doesn't give time frame. "Thoroughly spray all areas of the plant, esp new shoots and underside of leaves. Pests need to be contacted by the spray to be controlled"

Other: do not use if temps over 90; do not spray within 21 days of an oil spray

Hope that all helps.
When do u spray fruit trees?
Jeri B on Apr 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Start after blooms are off to not impact pollinators, continue weekly or after rains
I have a apple plum pear and peach orchard having a problem with leaves red spots black and leaf curl will this product work?
Alicia p on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a great overall product for leaf curl. Be sure to continually remove fallen leaves/twigs/debris from under the trees and rake them clean each fall to prevent the disease from overwintering.
same actions or uses as neem oil?
vic c on Feb 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, pretty much the same
Will this work on Tomatoes?
Bill D on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. We use it on all our trees and we use it on our garden
can I use this spray now as a preventative?
John S on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I start using it in March and every 3 months unless I detect issues before like tent worms or mold.
Can I use this on apricot tree?
Doris H on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Apricot trees are not included on the product label, so I cannot advise whether you should use it on apricot trees.
Bought this spray for my orchard. However I have banana plants in pots that I'm having trouble keeping mites off of. Is this safe to use on my banana trees?
Tyler P on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the label on the product does not specifically permit use of this product on bananas, then it is a violation of federal law to use it on bananas. The product label is a distillate of thousands of studies that show how to use the product safely for consumers and the environment.

Will it work on bananas? Yes, it will kill mites. But if the label does not mention bananas, then the manufacturer did not see sufficient reason to do the studies on bananas. Hence, using the product on bananas unnecessarily adds dose risk if the owner consumes the bananas.

But if the bananas are NOT consumed, there is no consumer risk. Nonetheless, it is STILL a violation of federal law to use it on bananas unless the label lists bananas.
Can I use this spray on my pear tree? The fruit tree spray says it can not be used, but I do not see any tree restrictions in this product description.
Dane R on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a separate spray from Bonide's "Fruit Tree Spray". This product's label includes use instructions for pests and diseases of pear trees.
Can I use on my peach and apple and pear trees?
Phillip on Apr 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes this product is a Natural control. Contains sulfur and pyrethrins and is safe up to the day before harvest.
Can I use Bonide?? Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Sp on my fruit trees during the blooming??? And how many times can I use during the spring? during the summer and during the autumn?
Oksana K on Mar 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You shouldn't spray anything on the trees while in bloom. This is a natural control and can be used often but directions should be closely followed by what is printed on the label.
Will this hurt honey bees?
Kimberly P on Jun 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is safe as it is all natural control and should not harm the honey bees.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can it be used on my pear trees as well as my Apple, peach, cherry, n fruit cocktail trees?
Joseph S on Jun 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, though my pear trees only need one or two sprayings per season, especially with extended wet, humid conditions.
does bonide citrus spray concentrate have a shelf life. I 20 oz leftover from last year, is it ok to use and be effective?
Glenn M on May 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I sometimes have leftover sprays and use them the following year with success.
Bonide?? Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray is it toxic to bees? if so do you have anything that will kill infestations worms in apple trees not toxic to bees?
Larry B on Feb 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Honesty it did not work well on fungus on the trees
Will this control pecan scab?
Jerry C on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It states on the label that this product does indeed control scab on pecan trees. Here is a link to the label: ????//
Can this be used on Concord grapes?
Vicky K on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it on my grapes once in awhile without harm to the grapes. My grapes are growing under the eaves of the house on a double cable setup and for some reason I don't get a lot of pests there. It might be because I drip water them so the spray isn't washed away from sprinklers or rain. We still give the grapes a wash before processing even though I have sprayed a fair amount of time before harvesting. That way we get the residual and the dust off of them.
Is this organic?
Doeen L on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is an all-natural spray that is non-toxic/non-chemical and can be used for organic gardening.
Can this be used on chestnut trees and pomegranate?
Jeff R on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't see chestnut or pomegranate trees specifically mentioned on the label, so I'd suggest testing a small area for any sensitivity or reaction to the product before using it on the entire tree.
What product is good for blueberries?
C S on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product can be used on blueberries and includes application instructions for these plants on the label.
will this product protect fruit trees from moths? apple blight? peach leaf curl? thank you
Brent M on Apr 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product will take care of moths and apple blight. Here is a link to the product label for Bonide Citrus Fruit Nut and Orchard Spray: // For peach leaf curl, you need a copper-based fungicide. This one works really well: //

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I Wish I Had This Product Last Year
My potted citrus trees (lemon, lime, tangelo, and orange) were suffering from black soot, scale, whiteflies, leaf miners, and aphids. I had tried insecticide soap, water sprays, and other natural methods to help my trees to thrive, but nothing seemed to have a significant effect. I was persistent, starting my treatments as soon as I noticed insects or disease, but there was little lasting relief for my trees.

I bought this product and sprayed my citrus trees as directed, and they looked "relieved" the very next day! The aphids were gone. The whiteflies - died as I sprayed. Scale - dead or dying. Black soot - stopped. NOTE: My trees are in my greenhouse, therefore there was no danger to the bees or other good insects.

I plan to spray as a preventive measure from this point forward; I am so happy that I made the investment in this product!
April 12, 2016
Bonide Citrus Fruit Nut Orchard Spray
I think it will help me raise some good Stark Bro 'a Gala apples and Stark Bro's Deliciious pears. Yes I will recommend this products to my friends.
Sincerely, John Bradsher
April 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great Product!
Lots of rain in the south this summer and this product has done the trick for our garden by taking care of powdery mildew and other issues. Easy to use and consistent results.
June 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
Doesn't kill ants and you have to use it daily for it to be somewhat effective
July 2, 2017
over 3 years ago
excellent product , I recommend it to everyone looking to stop the bugs and flies
June 8, 2017
over 4 years ago
Bonide Citrus Fruit Nut Orchard Spray
Good stuff. Used it on my Citrus Tree Collection and my Big Apple tree.
May 3, 2019
over 3 years ago
Great product
Use through August to control bugs and other leaf disease
September 15, 2019
over 2 years ago