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Citrus-tone 5-2-6

For Citrus and Avocado

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.
All natural plant food with Bio-tone® microbes
  • Complex blend of 100% natural & organic ingredients to provide complete & balanced feeding.
  • Enhanced with Bio-tone® beneficial microbes.
  • Long-lasting, slow release. Won’t burn or leach away.
  • For citrus and avocados.

Available in 4, 8 and 18 lb. sizes

1 pound equals approx. 3 cups.

Learn and grow
How to use

New Plantings
Make sure to provide adequate space for your tree when it reaches its full size.
Plant 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.  Back-fill 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.

Established Plants: Apply evenly around outer edge tree branches and mix into the soil. Plant food should not be applied within 6″ of the trunk. Water thoroughly after each application.

Application Rate:

Plant Size

Lbs. to Apply

Cups to Apply

Up to 3 Feet

2

6

3-6 Feet

4

12

7-9  Feet

6

18

Over 9 Feet

8

24

Potted Plants: One teaspoon per 4″ of pot diameter. Double for pots over 12″.

With frequent watering of potted plants, nutrients may be lost and more frequent application may be required. Feed every 60 days late winter to fall.

When to use

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.

Where to use

For all citrus, fruit and nut trees

Benefits

Slow release, long lasting for a complete and balanced feeding

Guaranteed Analysis

5-2-6

UNDERSTANDING PLANT NUTRITION

Nineteen elements are considered essential for plant growth.

READING & COMPARING PLANT FOOD LABELS

Grade, Net Weight, Guaranteed Analysis, Sources of Nutrients.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF PLANT FOOD

Synthetic Plant Foods & Neutral Organic Plant Foods.

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