Scott Osmocote Citrus and Fruit Fertiliser is a no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend every plant or garden bed individually.
With boosted magnesium, Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertilizer: Citrus & Fruit will promote healthy growth and generous fruiting for your citrus and fruit plants. The smart way to fertilize - one application feeds continuously for up to 6 months.
Boosted magnesium keeps leaves green for longer, especially on citrus. The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow.
Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage.
Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly Wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrientsLess than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in NPK) means it can be safely used on most Australian native fruit trees such as Davidson's Plum, Finger Limes and Quandongs.
Fruit trees including citrus, stone fruits, apples and pears, grapevines and berries. Potted foliage and fruiting plants including dwarf, espalier and columnar fruit trees. Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots
HOW TO USE
Use Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertilizer: Citrus & Fruit throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting.Lemons and other citrus have wide, shallow root systems so they need regular watering, feeding and mulching - keep the root zone clear of other plants & weeds. Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2
Area maintenance/Transplanting Trees & Shrubs 2 TBL per 30cm of plant height. 15cm pot/bag = 3 TBL
Citrus Tree 10 TBL per mature tree, 20 cm pot/bag - 3 TBL
Fruit Trees Years 1 & 2, 6 TBL
Years 3 onwards 10 TBL
30 cm pot/bag = 5 TBL
Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g
Established plants- sprinkle Scotts Osmocote® in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath the outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) once a year and cover with mulch. This is where the feeding roots will be, not close into the trunk.
Pots- sprinkle at recommended rate over potting mix and cover lightly with mulch.
Self-watering pots- make 10cm deep holes* in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer a few centimetres in from the rim of the pot and fill with columns of Scotts Osmocote®. Water from the top once or twice to start the feeding process.