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 Fruit Tree Care Process

Fall Dormant after the leaves drop in the fall.

This is the best time to prune and fertilizer with ferti-lome Fruit Tree Food.
Spray with ferti-lome Horticultural Oil or HY Dormant Oil, thoroughly coat all the branches and trunk.
On Peaches spray with NG Copper Soap to prevent Peach Leaf Curl.
Spring Dormant before the buds’ crack and you can see color in them.
If you didn’t fertilize in the fall, fertilize now with ferti-lome Fruit Tree Food.If you didn’t spray
your dormant spray in the fall, do so now with ferti-lome Horticultural Oil or HY Dormant Oil.
If you had Peach Leaf Curl last year, make a second application of NG Copper Soap
Just prior to bud break, make an application of ferti-lome Fruit Tree Spray.
Bud Break this is when you see color in the bud, up to Full Bloom.
The ONLY thing you spray now is ferti-lome Fire Blight Spray or NG Copper Soap,
for Fire Blight. Spray, repeat in 3 to 4 days and every 7 days until blossoms drop
 Mostly Apple and Pear.
Petal Drop this is when at least 75% to 85% of the blossoms have dropped.
Make at least 3 applications 7 to 14 days apart with ferti-lome Fruit Tree Spray.
7 days apart during wet weather, 14 days apart when hot and dry.
This is an insecticide, fungicide and miticide.
For Bacterial or Fungal Issues usually in cool wet springs/summers.
 Spray with NG Copper Soap per the label, always make at least 2 applications.
Apply ferti-lome F-Stop, either alone or alternate with NG Copper Soap, when fungus is a concern.
For Insects later in the season, after at least 3 applications of ferti-lome Fruit Tree Spray.
For worms and caterpillars, including codling moth, apply NG Spinosad, repeat 10 – 14 days.
For soft-bodied insects, including aphids, apply NG Insecticidal Soap.
Spray early in the morning, late in the evening or on a cloudy day, to avoid burning.
For hard-chemistry, broad spectrum insecticide, apply HY Lawn, Garden, Pet and Livestock Spray.
Fertilizer apply early spring or late fall or after storm damage to help recovery.
Use ferti-lome Fruit, Citrus and Pecan Food. One application per year is sufficient, don’t over apply.
Use HY Zinc Sulfate on Pecans to help prevent and control Rosette.
Injury on Fruit Trees prune out damaged area and apply ferti-lome Pruning Seal or
ferti-lome Pruning Paint.
This helps to keep out insects and helps prevent rot on soft wood, also fertilize for recovery. For more tips on Fruit Tree Care contact the experts at The Big Tool Box and Highlands garden center!