Fruit Fertilizer


Concentrated fruit fertilizer, including AGGRAND NOP-certified organic fertilizers for fruit tree orchards, tomato and berry fields and grape vineyards.  A musing on AGGRAND fertilizer effectiveness and how we are going back into the history of fruit fertilization before chemical sprays.  Table of contents leads the way to liquid fish emulsion, liquid kelp seaweed for fruit, liquid bonemeal and liquid lime.   Ingredients, detail and prices for quart to bulk sizes from using our banner.

Fruit fertilizer crop guide for small scale growing of apples, pears, peaches, citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, grapes, strawberry, blueberry, tomato.  Per acre AGGRAND CROP GUIDE for same…..

Fruit Fertilizer for Naturally Grown and Organic Orchards

The demand is growing for organic or all natural fruit fertilizer, powerful, efficient and affordable for smarter farming.  Which leads us to AGGRAND, an answer to many dilemmas that even the world’s largest strawberry plant grower uses.Natural flower fertilizer products labels go to the fertilizer prices page. Banner to go to all natural organic fertilizer store. AGGRAND labels, natural solutions for any crop, made in USA. And says email for catalog or wholesale prices. Specify USA or Canada. And reads, appx. 25% off for members. Quarts to bulk agricultural fertilizer.

ONE WORD BENEFITS – USING AGGRAND LIQUID FRUIT FERTILIZERS with the facts.

  • IMPRESSIVE apple, peach, citrus yields. Used by largest strawberry plant grower in the world and that says impressed.
  • CONVENIENT foliar applications for fruit orchards and trees.
  • NATURALLY ORGANIC sweeter fruit, stops bitter pit.
  • ECONOMICAL where a little goes longer over time.
  • RESULTS with longer shelf life, firmer fruit longer.
  • RESEARCH-PROVEN through productivity studies.
  • CCA  (Certified Crop Advisor for recommendations based on soil analysis)
  1. Fruit Fertilizer for Naturally Grown and Organic Orchards
  2. Brief Rundown On Essential Fruit Fertilizer Components
  3. AGGRAND Certified Organic Fertilizer and All Natural Fertilizer answers demand for orchards, farms, gardeners.
  4. Sustainable Farming, Gardening and Homesteading with Biobased and Organic Orchard Fertilizers
  5. REVIEWS ::: Your first AGGRAND fertilizer review from largest strawberry grower in the world.
  6. How this page on fruit fertilizer is constructed for your easy information gathering….
  7. Types of fruit, a short list
  8. Guides and Links —- At the “Growing With AGGRAND” Learning Center
  9. Fruit Fertilizer Application Including Per Acre — The Links List
  10. APPLE TREE FERTILIZER
  11. FERTILIZER FOR BERRIES
  12. CITRUS TREE FERTILIZER
  13. FERTILIZER FOR WINEGRAPES
  14. FIELD TOMATOES FERTILIZER
  15. GREENHOUSE TOMATOES FERTILIZER
  16. CUCUMBER FERTILIZER (yes, a fruit)
  17. GROWTH RANGES DESIRED FOR FRUIT TREES – Read Fertilizing Fruit Trees on our website
  18. Foliar Spray PDF – Information on foliar applications using AGGRAND Liquid Fertilizers for Fruit
  19. AGGRAND CROP GUIDE
  20. Smarter Farming
  21. SOIL TEST
  22. AGGRAND FERTILIZERS HERE — STORE LINKS HERE
  23. — ORGANIC SERIES 4-3-3 and ORGANIC KELP   Need organic NOP-certified fruit fertilizer?
  24. — ALL NATURAL USDA BIOBASED 4-3-3   Simply want all natural fertilizers?
  25. — ALL NATURAL LIQUID BONEMEAL  Need a high phosphorus fertilizer for outstanding performance to fruit crops?
  26. — ALL NATURAL LIQUID LIME   Need more calcium for tomatoes?
  27. SOIL TEST Then work with us, the AGGRAND Certified Crop Advisor CCA and their techs
  28. FRUIT FERTILIZERS – A complete workup of fruit crop components
  29. With AGGRAND, foliar feeding is proven up to 20x more efficient
  30. FRUIT CROP FERTILIZATION GUIDELINES including applications per acre
  31. Cucurbits — cucumber, squash, melon 
  32. Small Fruits Fertilization
  33. Strawberry
  34. Blueberry
  35. Raspberry
  36. Fertilizing Fruit Trees
  37. Fertilizing Cherry and Peach Trees
  38. Citrus Tree Fertilization –
  39. Fruit Fertilizer History
  40. Fertilizer for Fruit Trees and Plants Requirements
  41. Fertilizer Results Including Fruit Orchards, World’s Largest Strawberry Grower, Market Growers, more
  42. Farm Fertilizer Results
  43. AGGRAND Fertilizers

Brief Rundown On Essential Fruit Fertilizer ComponentsOur banner for fruit fertilizer - images are orchards, raspberries, blueberries and black raspberries, greenhouse tomatoes plus the AGGRAND liquid fertilizers. Reads: LIQUID FERTILIZERS FORMULATED FOR FOLIAR FEED AND SOIL APPLICATIONS ORGANIC SERIES 4-3-3 ALL NATURAL 4-3-3 ORGANIC KELP BONEMEAL & LIME PRICES & INFO Totes, drums, pails, units. AGGRAND fertilizers are seldom sold in stores. Choose retail prices, PC wholesale prices or commercial business use. Click for store.

The first information you will need is the fruit crop soil test, providing you with immediate corrections you can make in your soil and for the fruit trees, vines and plants.  Then the techs can work with your requirements.

Fruit crops need organic matter, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, hydrogen, nitrogen and micronutrients.  Zinc, manganese, iron, boron, copper, chloride and molybdenum are essential elements for plant growth, and other elements such as cobalt, selenium, silicon and vanadium.  That’s quite a list, and you need to trust your fertilizer company.  Some of these nutrients are supplied naturally, by plant growth alone.  Some are needed through additional applications.

AGGRAND Certified Organic Fertilizer and All Natural Fertilizer answers demand for orchards, farms, gardeners.

  • Efficient, complete liquid fertilizer that can be used as an extremely effective foliar spray too, truly a popular way to fertilize fruit trees and large fields.
  • Affordable fruit fertilizer concentrate that can also be purchased at wholesale prices by preferred customers, see PCs Save in right menu.  There are also commercial accounts for business use.
  • Organic fruit fertilizer and all natural fertilizer choices, including NOP-certified and OMRI-listed ingredients for those needing certification.
  • Complete nutrition for plants and trees with all natural nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.  Fish emulsion includes fish oils.  Kelp includes hormones.  Liquid lime, super fine grind.  Same with the liquid bonemeal.  You get it all with no questionable ingredients.

Sustainable Farming, Gardening and Homesteading with Biobased and Organic Orchard Fertilizers

We offer AGGRAND because it is all natural, sustainable, green, environmentally friendly fertilizer.  AGGRAND fertilizers save the budget, so that checks a box for us. We only sell what we believe is needed and useful, so that is a check.  And when some of the largest companies in the world are impressed enough to exclusively use AGGRAND, that is a definite check.  Thought you would want to read these fruit fertilizer reviews and results.

REVIEWS ::: Your first AGGRAND fertilizer review from largest strawberry grower in the world.

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Sierra Cascade Nursery is world’s largest strawberry grower. Chooses AGGRAND fertilizer for strawberries.

In fact, COMMERCIAL STRAWBERRY GROWER Gary Williamson of Sierra Cascade Nursery is the largest grower of strawberry plants in the world.  “The companies we grow for are looking for producers that are providing plants through sustained farming.  AGGRAND provides that,” said Williamson.

More fruit and orchard fertilizer reviews below…… and farm fertilizer results here…..

David Chung, Tehachapi, California, Owner of Johna’s Orchards.  Chung started using AGGRAND and found it to be the best fertilizer for his orchards. “Immediately we noticed a world of difference,” he said.  He has been in business since 1978, growing 10 varieties of Fuji apples.  Chung said monthly spraying begins in the spring and continues until September or October. He compares his trees to the same kind of trees in the orchard next to his. “Within the first month our leaves are greener, healthier, fresher looking than the trees next door.  The quantity is about the same, but the quality is much better. It’s the taste and color – our apples are crispy with lots of flavor, and they’re juicy.”

Dr. Robert Pratt, Organic Chemist  “The diseased avocado tree demonstrated outstanding response to the AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer.  New and vibrant growth appeared on the interior of the tree.  The interior branches showed vigor and took on a healthy appearance, and small blossoms began to develop.  AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer overcame the effects of preexisting root fungus and caused the tree to uptake and utilize the fertilizer’s nutrient complex.  I now use AGGRAND continually and the tree has almost regained its former vigor and stature.”

Bob Davenport, Master Gardener   “A peach tree that in April looked like it would not be alive at the end of the growing season. The tree is not only alive at the present time, but it bore a small crop of peaches…. My watermelons have been great with good yield and have had good taste….  I have had an exceptional yield of tomatoes with good taste and entered a tomato in the Jumbo Tomato Contest at the 1992 Iowa State Fair. The tomato weighed in excess of 2.75 pounds and won first place….. A small strawberry patch that came through the winter in poor condition. These are day-neutral berries that bear continuously throughout the growing season. They not only survived but have produced excellent berries of good size throughout the season. I have been raising these varieties of day-neutrals for several years, and this has been the best year for them that I have had.”

Dan Shisko, Whitby, Ontario, Canada  –  Producer of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables – Organic Farm Produce – Hydroponic Produce.  “Using the recommended amount of fertilizer….. the results are 30 to 40% more tomatoes on each vine.  I am presently harvesting my ten acres of tomatoes with profound results.  The tomatoes are much larger than in prior years using granular fertilizer.  Also in other years, tomatoes were under much stress with blossom rot, root stress and cracking.   This year I have had no rot and only 2% cracking.  Also I sprayed approximately 5 acres of pumpkins also with two applications…. this resulted in a very good crop of pumpkins.   ….  I strongly believe in your AGGRAND Organic Fertilizer and believe this product will increase the number of farms that will grow their fruits and/or vegetables organically in the coming years.  Not only is your product safe for the public, but also for the environment.”

How this page on fruit fertilizer is constructed for your easy information gathering….

Further down on the right side of the dialogue, there are banners for each liquid fertilizer Aggrand has formulated.    You can use the table of contents to get to each one.  Hover over the image for additional information, besides what is in the caption.  The images are live links to the AGGRAND website so you can check into prices and more product details.

Below are also application guides and link to fertilizing information from AGGRAND for several fruit needs….  and we have pages on Fertilizing Fruit Trees and Fruit Fertilizer Requirements.

Types of fruit, a short list

  1. field fruit fertilizers — strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, boysenberry, elderberry, gooseberry, mulberry, rose hips, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, zucchini, tomato, cucumber ……
  2. tree fruit fertilizing — apple, peach, nectarine, pear, citrus, cherry, pineapple, star fruit, quince, currant, pomegranate, mango, kumquat, persimmon, fig, date banana (herb, technically) paw paw, mangosteen …..
  3. vineyard fruit fertilizer — winegrapes, grapes, vanilla bean, kiwi, passion fruit …..
  4. citrus fruit fertilization — lemon, lime, tangerine, orange, tangelo, mandarin, grapefruit, ugli fruit …..

APPLE TREE FERTILIZER

FERTILIZER FOR BERRIES

CITRUS TREE FERTILIZER

FERTILIZER FOR WINEGRAPES

FIELD TOMATOES FERTILIZER

GREENHOUSE TOMATOES FERTILIZER

CUCUMBER FERTILIZER (yes, a fruit)

GROWTH RANGES DESIRED FOR FRUIT TREES – Read Fertilizing Fruit Trees on our website

Foliar Spray PDF – Information on foliar applications using AGGRAND Liquid Fertilizers for Fruit

By using AGGRAND fertilizers as a foliar spray application, you are increasing the benefits, effectiveness and even the pest preventative advantage of your fertilizer.   Foliar feeding has been compared by our crop advisors, technicians and scientists at AGGRAND.  In that you are applying the water soluble fruit fertilizers on the leaf surfaces, the plants are able to absorb readily available nutrients by their stems and leaves.  This is proven to be absorbed up to twenty times quicker than through soil applications.  The advantages are pest resistance, fungus resistance, compensation for low fertility, low soil temperatures, stress from drought, wind, heat spells, quicker ripening, ‘sweeter’ fruit and longer shelf life of your fruit crop too.  Read the PDF while thinking Fruit Fertilizer and Foliar Spray for details.

The following information on foliar fertilization is taken from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Bulletin 219

“Foliar application of nutrients provides an opportunity for supplying essential elements directly to the foliage, flowers, or fruit at times when rapid response may be required.  Cold weather during bloom or cold soils in the spring often limits the availability of nutrients while increasing the plant requirements during this critical period.  Likewise, the amounts of certain elements required for the rapid development of foliage and shoot growth during the grand period of growth often exceeds the rate at which they can be supplied by normal root absorption and transport processes.  In still other cases, foliar application may offer the best means of supplying a particular element, either because it cannot be effectively supplied through the soil, or to precisely control the time and rate that the element is available to the plant. …..

Foliar application of nutrients involves the possibility of either damage to the crop or ineffectiveness from inappropriate rates, methods, or timing. The two major points governing this are: 1) the proper rate to apply in the individual orchard situation, and 2) the manner and time appropriate for the specific situation.

Differences in tree sizes and densities of planting make the tree-row-volume technique of determining the amount of material to be applied most suitable for adjusting rates to various orchard situations. ….. After the appropriate rates of materials have been determined, how the sprayer is set up to apply them must be considered.  The volume of water used to apply different materials to the intended target should be determined by the type of material and/or the purpose for which it is being applied.  Nutritional sprays should be applied in sufficient volumes of water to ensure adequate uptake by the foliage during the initial wetting period.  Thus, relatively high volumes of water are required for optimal results….

Weather conditions at the time nutritional sprays are applied should be closely monitored.  Slow drying conditions or high temperatures, i.e., relative humidity approaching 80% and/or temperature approaching 80ºF, favor increased absorption of the applied materials, but also increase the potential for injuring the foliage or fruit.”

Of course, the application of organic and all natural foliar fertilizers are more readily accepted by apple trees than chemical and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.  Consider AGGRAND All Natural Liquid Kelp Concentrate too, which increases the crop susceptibility to disease and pest infestation.

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24-page CROP GUIDE. Covers fruit fertilization from citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, wine grapes and more.

AGGRAND CROP GUIDE

Smarter Farming

The budget crunch means smarter farming and gardening, starting with more effective, efficient fertilization of your fruit crops.

AGGRAND natural fertilizers are increasingly popular as savvy consumers look for environmentally friendly products that enhance crops and soils.  In today’s environmentally conscious society, AGGRAND offers a safe and cost-effective line of natural liquid fertilizers.  The products are convenient and free of chemicals and synthetics.  These are a safe, effective alternative to high analysis chemical fertilizers.  AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer stimulates biological soil activity providing plants all the necessary nutrients.  In addition to the macronutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (N-P-K), AGGRAND products contain micronutrients, growth hormones, chelating agents, vitamins and humus that provide a balanced nutritional program for plants and the creatures in the soil.

The highest quality ingredients are used in AGGRAND products to give the best results.  AGGRAND products are different from many other products.  They are formulated to give excellent results when used for foliar feeding and root feeding.  In addition, they build the soil for prolific root growth and enhanced top growth. 

AGGRAND Technical Service Department is available at (715) 399-6419.  When you contact us, we will be able to consult with the AGGRAND team as needed, including a Certified Crop Advisor CCA.  The dedicated technicians will work with us to assist you in developing and fine tuning your farming and gardening practices according to their specific needs.

SOIL TEST

The first information you will need is the fruit crop soil test, this providing you with immediate information for immediate correction you can make in your soil and for the fruit trees, vines and plants.  Then the techs can work with your requirements.

— ORGANIC SERIES 4-3-3 and ORGANIC KELP   Need organic NOP-certified fruit fertilizer?

A 5-gallon pail of Organic Series fertilizer 4-3-3 by AGGRANDORGANIC SERIES 4-3-3 LIQUID FERTILIZER :::  A complete fertilizer, the same as the All Natural 4-3-3, sans the bloodmeal so it is certified organic.  Made from whole menhaden fish, beneficial oils and all…. Norwegian kelp…. fulvic acid…. rock phosphate…. sulfate of potash…. wintergreen oil for improved scent.  OMRI Listed and ideal for use by organic fruit growers certified to National Organic Program (NOP) standards.  AGGRAND recommends NOP-certified growers verify approval of their inputs with their agent.  Convenient liquid concentrate, multipurpose fertilizer, excellent results on fruits, trees, crops.  Formulated for foliar feed and soil applications.  Can be mixed with other AGGRAND Organic Series products for easy application in certified organic production

Our website banner for AGGRAND Liquid Kelp - shows a ripe Fuji apple on tree, grown organic, and an organic garden. Also image of AGGRAND kelp jug and a 55-gallon drum. Reads, click for online store, seldom sold in stores, Retail or preferred customer discounts to 25%.AGGRAND NATURAL KELP AND SULFATE OF POTASH 0-0-8 :::  Fruit crops that resist fungus, are invigorated and strong.  That same ingredient of organic Norwegian seaweed kelp concentrate is in both 4-3-3 choices, but here it is in full strength.  Kelp Seaweed Fertilizer 0-0-8 increases fruit size, shortens ripening time and improves quality and shelf life of fruit.  The universal helper for nitrogen uptake, potassium is with the kelp in a super find grade and grind.  But no chloride so your plant roots and soil life are safe from damaging salts.  Another benefit, the sulfur, considered the fourth major nutrient and would be that fourth number on the bottle, again aiding plants, vines and trees in gaining the benefits from nitrogen and potassium uptake and helps produce higher quality tree fruits and small fruits.  Our kelp fertilizer also is part of the AGGRAND Organic Series and can deliver enhanced results when used with AGGRAND Fertilizer where appropriate.  Proven an enhancement for fruit crops.  Provides high levels of plant-growth hormones, amino acids, micronutrients and potash.  Also contains fulvic and humic acids.  Potassium must be present in large quantities because it is a component of the fluids that flood plant tissue.  Potassium-deficient plants are susceptible to insect attack, have weak stalks and underdeveloped root systems.  AGGRAND Organic Kelp Fertilizer Concentrate is made from Ascophyllum nodosum, a species of seaweed grown in the icy North Atlantic Ocean.  Can be applied in combination with any AGGRAND liquid fertilizer, foliar and soil feeds.  For all elements of fruit fertilization, including citrus trees.

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— ALL NATURAL USDA BIOBASED 4-3-3   Simply want all natural fertilizers?

Image of Holsteins in pasture, picked vegetables in garden, AGGRAND icon. For our liquid fertilizer organic .com banner shows the biobased in 2 1/2 gallon jug and a blue 55-gallon drum with sizes listed. Reads: Prices, info, order..... retail or preferred customer membership... seldom sold in stores.... and click for online store.AGGRAND ALL NATURAL LIQUID FERTILIZER 4-3-3 ::: This is essentially the same as the Organic Series 4-3-3 but with bloodmeal.  The ingredients are a touch different.  Menhaden fish emulsion concentrate…. seaweed kelp concentrate…. molasses sugar…. sulfate of potash…. bloodmeal…. fulvic acid…. Vitamin B1….. wintergreen oil for improved scent.  Great for berries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, tomatoes, citrus fruits and more.  Even the fruit of cucumbers, squash and pumpkins.  The fish emulsion combines with organic kelp to create a fruit fertilizer that accumulates potassium which enhances heat, drought and cold tolerance properties, all stressors fruit crops need to handle in order to thrive.  This combination also increases bacterial activity in soil.  The bacteria, fungi and protozoa actively feed on carbon sources, causing a process known as mineralization which produces plant-available nitrogen and phosphorus that helps plants grow and develop.  Thus raising the nitrogen naturally in the end, unlike chemical fertilizers.  A natural fertilizer for fruits of all kinds.

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— ALL NATURAL LIQUID BONEMEAL  Need a high phosphorus fertilizer for outstanding performance to fruit crops?

Our website banner for AGGRAND Liquid Bonemeal Fertilizer shows image for 2 1/2 gallon jug and bulk 55-gallon barrel. Lists sizes. Reads Click for online store. Prices, info, data. Save as a preferred customer by 25%. Seldom sold in stores. Shows AGGRAND logo, and colorful blue and purple images of blueberries and blackberries, below are large blue hyacinths in a spring garden.AGGRAND ALL NATURAL LIQUID BONEMEAL :::  A readily usable source of phosphorus and calcium.  The bone phosphate in our bonemeal applies a high grade, superfine grind of phosphorus.  Phosphorus aids in plant establishment and the increased production of blooms and yields of high-quality flowers and fruit.  Standard bonemeal preparations usually and most often take years to break down, thus confining phosphorus in the soil so it is unavailable to the fruit trees, vines and plants for months and years to come.  But our AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal becomes available to plants in a much shorter period and spreads more deeply into the plant root zone more quickly than coarser products.   The other fast-release phosphorus component in AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal makes it an excellent foliar feed application for fruit trees, the fruit flower formation and field crops that require extra phosphorus during early bud formation and fruit enlargement.  Applied as a starter fertilizer, it offers readily available phosphorus during early plant development, with more becoming available throughout the growing season.  AGGRAND NATURAL BONEMEAL contains calcium. Calcium can improve soil tilth and cation exchange capacity (CEC), and is very useful in correcting calcium deficiencies in fruits such as tomatoes.  Also highly recommended for berries and citrus trees.

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— ALL NATURAL LIQUID LIME   Need more calcium for tomatoes?

Our website banner for liquid lime fertilizer - images include the jug and a bulk drum, listing sizes. READS:: data, info, prices, seldom sold in stores, preferred customer offer to save up to 25%, and MADE IN USA and click for online store. Other images are the greens - a lush lawn, a clover pasture with sheep, a horse pasture with brown mares. And AGGRAND logo.AGGRAND ALL NATURAL LIQUID LIME :::  Most orchard soils should have a soil pH of about 6.5 throughout.  It may seem to not be feasible in incorporating lime into established orchards, but AGGRAND Liquid Lime applications make it possible.  Read on…. After preplant liming, periodic lime top dress as recommended by soil tests will maintain the proper soil pH.  When soil pH is below 6.0, plants may show signs of calcium deficiency such as leaf yellowing, retarded growth of roots and shoots, die-back of growing tips and premature death of older leaves. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime applications easily correct calcium deficiencies without the need to till in bagged lime.  Calcium is vital by regulating the opening and closing of the stomata (leaf pores), removing toxins from the tissue and contributing to the development of shoots and roots.  All this makes the plant more resistant to unwelcome invaders.  Many acidic soils do not contain enough calcium to support prolific plant growth.   Features finely ground limestone in a liquid suspension that can be absorbed by leaves and roots.  AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime can be used with AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer to supply additional calcium to fruit crops such as tomatoes.  Of course, use a soil test to know what fertilizer or liming aids you will need for your fruit crops.

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SOIL TEST Then work with us, the AGGRAND Certified Crop Advisor CCA and their techs

The first information you will need is the fruit crop soil test, this providing you with immediate information for immediate correction you can make in your soil and for the fruit trees, vines and plants.  Then the techs can work with your requirements.  for the transition period, read  “Converting to an Organic or More Sustainable System” available through AGGRAND.

FRUIT FERTILIZERS – A complete workup of fruit crop components

You need organic matter, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, hydrogen, nitrogen and micronutrients.  Zinc, manganese, iron, boron, copper, chloride and molybdenum are essential elements for plant growth, and other elements such as cobalt, selenium, silicon and vanadium appear to have functions in promoting microbial activity and nitrogen fixation or synergistic functions in promoting plant growth.  Although micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients, the maintenance of a healthy plant growth system usually supplies enough of these elements.  Read more on the complete page of Fertilizer for Fruit Requirements.

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With AGGRAND, foliar feeding is proven up to 20x more efficient

FOLIAR FEEDING  —  With AGGRAND, foliar feeding is up to 20 times more efficient than applying amendments to the soil.  The keys to optimizing results when using AGGRAND products are applying them when plants need the extra nutrients, using a biodegradable vegetable oil surfactant (spreader-sticker) to maximize adhesion to the leaf surface and adjusting the pH of the fertilizer solution to maximize uptake and plant use efficiency.  Some professionals, like extension offices, report not to count on foliar applications.  With AGGRAND liquid fertilizers, the grade is high, the grind is superfine and the foliar fertilizing is super intensive, so we count on this application as much as the soil app, if not more.  Read more on our Foliar Fertilizer page

  • Apply in early morning or late evening, and do not apply before or after rainfall or irrigation.
  • Plants require extra nutrients during transplanting, early growth and development, pre-bloom, early bloom and fruit formation.
  • Foliar applications are effective where a soil chemistry imbalance, cold soils or low soil fertility limit the root uptake of nutrients.

Most plants respond to foliar applications when they are timed to coincide with…….

……seedling emergence (3-6 in height after 2 to 4 true leaves have formed)

……2-3 weeks before first bloom on fruits like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash pumpkins, watermelons, honeydew

…… runnering on fruits of cucumbers and melons, cluster formation of fruits of tomatoes

……and the fruit fill on tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins.

When AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash fertilizers are applied before drought, frost, insect attack or the onset of disease-susceptible stages, the effects of the stress will be reduced or eliminated.

Some growers apply AGGRAND fertilizers on a calendar-based approach, up to eight times per season.

Apply fertilizers according to recommendation rates provided earlier in this guide for applications given every 3-4 weeks.

A 1-4% dilution rate (1.25-5 oz. AGGRAND per gal. of water) is sufficient for foliar applications.  Use more concentrated fertilizer concentrations on heavy feeders and low fertility soils, but never exceed 4% because it could cause foliage damage.  On sandy soils reduce the rate by 1?4 to 1?3 and apply every 2-3 weeks (reduce by 1?3 and apply every 2 weeks for heavy feeders on sandy soil). When applying AGGRAND products every week, split the application rate in half (1% dilution rate).

AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and Liquid Bonemeal products can also be applied to promote flowering of all fruits, fruit and seed formation. Apply when the plants have reached the phase (size, age, time of year) when flowering is possible.

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FRUIT CROP FERTILIZATION GUIDELINES including applications per acre

Here are some guidelines for fruit fertilization of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, apple trees, peach trees, pear trees, cherry trees, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, squash, melons, citrus trees and grapes.  From AGGRAND Fruit Fertilizer Planting and Growing Guide which is based on the AGGRAND CROP GUIDE from above.

Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant Fertilizing — Solanaceous Fruit Crops

Field tomatoes require sufficient levels of macro- and micronutrients to set fruit.  Calcium, potassium and nitrogen are especially critical.  Insufficient levels of these nutrients produce diseased plants and poor-quality fruit.  Per acre application ration here…..

Greenhouse tomato production requires sufficient levels of macro- and micronutrients to set fruit; calcium and potassium are especially critical. Insufficient levels of these nutrients result in diseased plants and poor-quality fruit.  Development of an organic growing system that stimulates rapid early growth and development is critical.  The addition of aerobically composted (or other) material, worm castings or used potting mix, inoculates the media with micro-organisms.  The microorganisms convert the natural fertilizer nutrients and fix atmospheric nitrogen into plant-available nutrients which speeds plant growth and development.  Per acre application ration here…..

1st application: Band 3-4 oz. 4-3-3, 3-4 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0, and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 10-20 ft. of row before transplanting.
2nd application: Foliar feed at 1st bloom with 2 oz. 4-3-3 and 1-2 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0 in 1 gallon of water.
3rd application: Repeat 2nd application at full bloom. Substitute Liquid Lime for the 0-12-0.
4th application: Foliar feed during fruit fill with 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 10-15 ft. of row.
Soil application: Use 2-3 oz. 4-3-3, 2-3 oz. Liquid Lime, and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 10-15 ft. of row.

Cucurbits — cucumber, squash, melon 

AGGRAND fertilizers are most effective when applied to cucurbits at planting or transplanting; when they are 3-4” tall or during runnering, first bloom and several weeks before final harvest.  If AGGRAND products are being used in conjunction with a standard fertilizer program, apply after emergence and at runnering for best results.  If not following a standard fertilizer program, apply AGGRAND fertilizers at all of the developmental stages listed below.  Applications per acre here

1st application: Band 2-3 oz. 4-3-3, 1-2 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0, and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 15-20 ft. of row or 4 hills at planting.
2nd application: Foliar feed 2-3 weeks after emergence with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.
3rd application: Repeat 2nd application when plants begin to run.
4th application: Repeat 2nd application when the first bloom appears.
5th application: Foliar feed during fruit fill up to 2 weeks before final harvest with 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water.
Soil applications: Use 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 10-20 ft. of row or 50-100 sq. ft.

Small Fruits Fertilization

Peak foliar responses can be obtained on perennial crops such as raspberries by applying AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3 after the leaves open, after bloom and during the period from fruit fill-up to three weeks before final harvest.

Strawberry

1st application: Foliar feed in early spring after leaf formation with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water… only if leaves are light green to yellow, otherwise use 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8.  per acre, see this link…..
2nd application: Foliar feed in late summer with 1-2 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.
New Planting: Broadcast 3-4 oz. 4-3-3, 3-4 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0, and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. before final seedbed preparation. Water in transplants with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 or 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 10-15 ft. of row.

Blueberry

1st application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. (on mulch around plants) as buds begin to swell in spring.
2nd application: Repeat 1st application only if leaves are light green or one year old stems less than 6 inches in length.
3rd application: Foliar feed in late summer after harvest with 1-2 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on bushes with low vigor as explained under 2nd application above.
New Planting: Broadcast 1-2 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. (on mulch around bushes) after transplanting when new growth appears.

Raspberry

1st application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in early spring.
2nd application: Repeat 1st application in monthly intervals up to harvest.
3rd application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3, 2-3 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0, 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 on 100 sq. ft. after final harvest. Till into soil with organic matter or cover crop.
New Planting: Use same rates given under 3rd application.  per acre, see this link…..

Fertilizing Grapes and Wine Grapes

Wine grapes (vitis vinifera, vitis labrusca, vitis rotundifolia spp.) do best on rather poor, but fairly deep (2-3 feet), gravelly and well-drained soils with a south to south-east exposure. Proper nitrogen fertilization of grapes can generally be achieved with regular applications of compost worked into the top 2-3 inches of soil around the vines, 2-3 weeks before bud burst. Supplemental nitrogen should only be applied when annual vine growth is inadequate, or leaves are a lighter green.   Per acre, see this link…..

1st application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in early spring.
2nd application: Foliar feed in spring after leaf formation with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 and/or 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water.  Use 4-3-3 only if leaves are light green to yellow and vines lack vigor.  
3rd application: Foliar feed during fruit fill with 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water. Add additional 1-2 oz. of Liquid Lime where bitter pit is problematic.
4th application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in fall harvest or in early spring. Till into soil with organic matter or cover crop.
New Planting: Use same rates given under 4th application. Pour some of the fertilizer solution into the bottom of the planting hole.

Fertilizing Fruit Trees

Apple, cherry, peach and pear trees respond well to both foliar and soil applications of AGGRAND natural fertilizers.  Peak foliar responses are obtained on perennial crops, including apples, pears, cherries, peaches, by applying AGGRAND fertilizers after the leaves open during pre-bloom, during post-bloom and during fruit set.  While nitrogen is an important nutrient in apple production, apple trees store nitrogen from season to season and too much nitrogen affects fruit quality and shelf-life.  On the other hand, nitrogen deficiency may limit production.  One symptom of nitrogen deficiency is when a tree’s leaves are chlorotic after they open in spring.  Find the right balance of nitrogen in apple trees by adjusting the foliar spray and soil application rates, type of fertilizer applied and the number of applications.

Apple and Pear Tree Fertilizer

1st application: Foliar feed in spring after leaf formation with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.  per acre, see this link…..
2nd application: Foliar feed during fruit set with 1-2 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.
3rd application: Foliar feed during fruit fill with 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water. Add additional 1-2 oz. of Liquid Lime where bitter pit is problematic.
4th application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in fall harvest or in early spring. Till into soil with organic matter or cover crop.
New Planting: Use same rates given under 4th application. Pour some of the fertilizer solution into the bottom of the planting hole.

For more information, read this paper on fertilizing apple trees…….

Fertilizing Cherry and Peach Trees

1st application: Broadcast 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 and 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in fall after harvest or in early spring. Till into soil with organic matter or cover crop.    per acre, see this link…..
2nd application: Foliar feed during fruit set with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.
New Planting: Use same rates given under 1st application. Add an additional 2-3 oz. Bonemeal 0-12-0 to fertilizer solution. Pour some of the fertilizer solution into the bottom of the planting hole.

Citrus Tree Fertilization –

Nitrogen is typically the limiting macronutrient in citrus production. One-quarter to one-half pound of nitrogen per tree, per year is recommended when using chemical fertilizers. However, when growing citrus organically only a fraction (5-10 percent) of that amount is required because biological activity in the soil fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere and releases nitrogen from organic matter that is applied as compost, cover crops and AGGRAND products. Minor nutrient deficiencies are normally the only other disorders necessitating corrective measures and they are usually corrected with proper fertilization. Citrus fertilizer –  per acre, see this link…..

1st application: Broadcast 3-4 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water on 100 sq. ft. in spring.
2nd application: Foliar feed during pre-bloom period with 2-3 oz. 4-3-3 in 1 gallon of water.
3rd application: Repeat 2nd application after petals fall.
4th application: Repeat 2nd application during fruit formation.
5th application: Foliar feed during fruit fill 1-2 oz. Kelp 0-0-8 in 1 gallon of water.
6th application: Repeat 1st application in fall after harvest.
New Planting: Use same rates given under 1st application. Pour some of the fertilizer solution in to the bottom of the planting hole.

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Fruit Fertilizer History

Consider fruit growing and fertilization before our current generations.  Fruit fertilizer was not usually a consideration.  Fruit was acquired from a natural habitat.  FOur banner for fruit fertilizer - images are orchards, raspberries, blueberries and black raspberries, greenhouse tomatoes plus the AGGRAND liquid fertilizers. Reads: LIQUID FERTILIZERS FORMULATED FOR FOLIAR FEED AND SOIL APPLICATIONS ORGANIC SERIES 4-3-3 ALL NATURAL 4-3-3 ORGANIC KELP BONEMEAL & LIME PRICES & INFO Totes, drums, pails, units. AGGRAND fertilizers are seldom sold in stores. Choose retail prices, PC wholesale prices or commercial business use. Click for store.Family days were spent picking wild berries and fruits grown in a natural permaculture system where fruit trees and bushes self-fertilized.  Then our era.  Frozen and canned fruit from cultivated fruit orchards.  Sure, there were cultivated fields, orchards, especially vineyards, and even the cherry was cultivated back in 300 B.C.. Mostly though, fruit was a natural occurrence we enjoyed.  No fertilizer for the wild.

Cultivation is very giving, from treats to tonics.  Abundant cultivated, fertilized fruit orchards, fields and vineyards give us fruit ambrosia,  preserves, pies, cobblers, shortcakes and wines.  Serious business for orchards too is that the ‘folk medicine’ of fruit extracts, tonics and juices has been reinstated.  The power of fruit medicinal and healing properties has become a worldwide business in our era, giving fruit a life-sustaining function.  And fruit fertilizer is a necessity.  Except where fruit fields and orchards have been allowed to self-fertilize and treated to their own all natural nutrients, now backyard growers and orchard management are faced with providing the fruit trees and plants the most bioavailable nutrients possible at a time when the soil is depleted due to using chemical fertilizers for decades.   Moreso, the demand is growing for organic or all natural fruit fertilizer, powerful, efficient and affordable for smarter farming.  Which leads us to AGGRAND, an answer to many dilemmas that even the world’s largest strawberry plant grower uses.

Read more on this website about fruit fertilizers…..