- Feed twice a year with a slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring before growth starts and late fall after the leaves have fallen and the ground isn't yet frozen. (5 minutes of work)
- Prune in late winter to remove crossing branches and promote good airflow to encourage fruiting. (5-10 minutes of work)
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For best results, Mackey's recommends:
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Eaton Tree Stake Kit - ADD TO ORDER
Coast of Maine Penobscot Planting Mix - ADD TO ORDER
Jobes Fertilizer Spikes for Trees & Shrubs - ADD TO ORDER
Option 2: Jobes fertilizer spikes simplify fertilizing your tree. Per the Jobe's company, "Fertilizer spikes take the mess and guesswork out of plant nutrition." How? The spikes are pre-measured and slowly release into the soil to prevent over fertilization. Additionally, spikes are applies by hammering them beneath ground level, which prevents run-off. Fun fact: Jobes tree spikes are activated by the soil's fungal and bacterial activity (VERY COOL!).
Bonide All-Seasons Horticultureal & Dormant Spray Oil - ADD TO ORDER