For Citrus and Avocado
All Natural Plant Food with Bio-tone® Microbes
Available in 4, 8 and 18 lb. bags;
1 pound equals approx. 3 cups.
Citrus-tone is the result of the Espoma Company's expertise in natural organics combined with recommendations from leading research universities. Citrus-tone's all natural formula contains Bio-tone®, our proprietary blend of beneficial microbes. Bio-tone biologically enhances our natural plant food to ensure superior plant growth.
- New Plantings
- Make sure to provide adequate space for your tree when it reaches its full size.
Plant your tree in full sun exposure for best results.
Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball.
Remove 1/3 of the soil and replace it with compost, peat moss or a good planting mix.
Mix 1 cup of Espoma Citrus-tone into the amended soil.
Make a small cone of soil in the center of the hole and place the tree so that the roots are fanned out around the cone.
Backfill with the fortified soil until the roots are covered by several inches and tamp gently. After settling, the soil level next to the trunk should be at or below the level the tree grew in the nursery field or container.
Water thoroughly after planting and check soil moisture often to ensure that the tree has adequate moisture.
After trees have made 6-8 inches of new growth begin the feeding schedule below.
- Feeding Established Bulbs
- Citrus trees should be fed 3 times per year:
Late Winter - (January/February) Pre-bloom application will enhance flowering.
Late Spring - (May/June) Post-bloom application will encourage better fruit set.
Fall - (September/October) this will ensure overall nutrient needs are met.
- Application Method & Rates
- Determine the amount of Espoma Citrus-tone required from the chart below.
Sprinkle the plant food evenly around the outer edge of the branches of the tree and mix into the soil.
Plant food should not be applied within 6" of the trunk. Water thoroughly after each application.
- Potted Plants
- Use one teaspoon per 4" of pot diameter.
Double for pots over 12".