Dwarf Plum Trees
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fertilizing dormant dwarf fruit trees

Zone 6b | james added on October 3, 2015 | Answered

Should I plant my dormant dwarf fruit trees in soil with fertilizer? I ordered 4 dwarf fruit trees (a Methley plum, a Reliance peach, an Asian persimmon, and a sweet cherry tree). They will arrive in November.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 4, 2015

You can apply a fertilizer that is higher in phosphorous and potassium and lower in nitrogen in a slow release formula.
This will help promote good root growth and winter hardiness.
Less is more as excess fertilizer can be a stressor at planting time, so do not over-apply.

Watering is very important to get the new plantings established.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

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