Having your own fruit tree is so much fun to walk outside and pluck a fresh piece of fruit during the summer or fall. To make sure you have plenty of fruit for munching, canning or freezing, you’ll need to fertilize your fruit trees. This article takes the guess work out of choosing fertilizer spikes for your fruit tree, including prices and where to find them.
Fruit tree enthusiasts suggest taking a sample of the soil surrounding your fruit tree to your local cooperative extension service for analysis before applying fertilizer. The cooperative extension service can make suggestions as to what amendments should be made to your fruit tree soil to ensure proper fruit production.
To get the most out of fertilizing fruit trees, using fertilizer spikes are the way to go. Fruit tree fertilizer spikes absorb quickly into the ground and efficiently feed the roots of the fruit tree. Fruit tree spikes are pre-measured, eliminating guess-work and reducing ground runoff.
Here are some no-fuss fruit tree fertilizer spikes that will give your fruit tree the proper nutrients in a convenient spike form.
Miracle Grow Fruit & Citrus Tree Fertilizer Spikes
12 spikes, $9.78 at Home Depot
Miracle Grow Fruit & Citrus Tree Fertilizer Spikes, from the Scotts Company, offers convenient, continuous-release fertilizer spikes that will feed your fruit trees all season long. Formulated with MicroMax Nutrients, Miracle Grow Fruit & Citrus Tree Fertilizer Spikes will help your fruit trees produce more fruit and become healthier fruit trees. These Miracle Grow fruit tree spikes are especially good for helping younger fruit trees begin a healthy start. Miracle Grow Fruit & Citrus Tree Fertilizer Spikes will not burn the roots of your fruit tree and won’t harm other plants. Plastic caps are provided for the fruit tree spikes, which will make driving them into the ground easier. Follow the instructions on the Miracle Grow package or check out more information about this product here.
Vigoro Fruit, Nut & Citrus Fertilizer Spikes
15 spikes, $8.48 at Home Depot
Vigoro Fruit, Nut & Citrus Fertilizer Spikes will feed your fruit and nut trees for up to six months. Encouraging high yields of fruit and nuts, Vigoro Fruit, Nut & Citrus Fertilizer Spikes contain nutrients to help stimulate root growth in your fruit and nut trees. Apply these fruit and nut tree fertilizer spikes twice a year using the plastic caps provided. For instructions on how to use this product, see the back of the package or click here.
Jobe’s Fruit & Citrus Tree Outdoor Fertilizer Food Spikes
On sale $7.30 plus $10.84 shipping (List price $14.43), 15 spikes at Amazon.com
Jobe’s fruit tree fertilizer spikes are more difficult to find locally than Vigor and Miracle Grow fruit tree spikes. Because Jobe’s fruit tree fertilizer spikes are not offered in stores in my neck of the woods, I’ve found the best online bargain at Amazon.com. Jobe’s Fruit & Citrus Tree fertilizer spikes are specifically designed for fruit trees. Jobe’s fertilizer spikes will provide a consistent delivery of fertilizer to the fruit tree through the roots. Administer Jobe’s fruit tree fertilizer spikes in spring and late fall. To order this product from Amazon.com, click here.