Citrus fertilizer is done either by foliar application, by spraying the fertilizer on the tree’s leaves, or by land, spreading it around its base. It is very important to note that the citrus fertilizer should not get close to the trunk of the tree.
The ideal temperature for citrus fruits and their cultivation ranges between 25 and 30 degrees. However, the citrus fertilizer is done from the beginning of spring. Generally, citrus should be fertilized once every six weeks during the spring and summer seasons. In winter periods, citrus fertilizer is supplied once every ten weeks. The highest demand for nutrients by citrus occurs in flowering and fruit formation.
Main nutritional deficiencies:
- Choosing the correct citrus fertilizer is essential for the growth and development of the plant. Otherwise, it is possible that deficiencies of different nutrients appear that can be reflected in the citrus fruit as follows:
- Calcium deficiency
- It is essential in the growth processes of the plant, so its deficiency reduces its development, and the plant loses vigour.
- Manganese deficiency.
- Its main effect is the production of smaller fruits, with a thinner rind and lower sugar content.