Persimmon Trees
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What’s Soil Mix for My Fuyu Persimmon?

Zone 8 | deegarden12 added on May 5, 2012 | Answered

Can I mix Pro-Mix BX with cow manure and compost for my Fuyu persimmon in container? If that is ok, do I still need to be fertilizing it?
Thank you for your help.
Dee

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Heather
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Answered on May 12, 2012

It will be ok to start with, but yes, eventually you will need to fertilize it. Plants that are growing in pots have no way to reach out and get more nutrients from the surrounding soil and do not have the same process by which ground soil replace the nutrients that plants need. So they depend on you to replace them.

How often you fertilize, depends on the type of fertilizer (the package will recommend how often you should be using the product). For my own fruit trees in containers, I like to use a slow release fertilizer that is a little higher in phosphorous. That gets reapplied once every 3 months spring through fall and is not applied in winter.

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