Feeding of citrus is very important.
Established citrus grown in the ground should be fertilized three times a year-February, May and August. We recommend El Toro Citrus Food 15-10-4 with Iron Chelate and 5% Sulphur.
On a newly planted citrus we suggest incorporating some slow release Osmocote at the time of planting.
Container citrus can be easily fed with a water soluble fertilizer. We recommend Growmore All-Season Plant Food 20-20-20. Citrus Grower’s Blend, also by Growmore, is a mix of micronutrients recommended for citrus in containers.
If you are an organic gardener, we suggest Growmore Citrus and Avocado 7-3-3 granular or Foxfarm’s water soluble Big Bloom 0.01-0.3-0.7.
Always water your citrus thoroughly the day before and immediately after any feeding.
If in bloom, apply one-half the recommended rate.