Peaches - Home Garden (Code #105)
Soil Test RatingPotassium

Low K

Coast: 0-70 lbs/A

Pied: 0-120 lbs/A

Medium K

Coast: 71-170 lbs/A

Pied: 121-250 lbs/A

High K

Coast: 171-275 lbs/A

Pied: 251-400 lbs/A

Very High K

Coast: 275+ lbs/A

Pied: 400+ lbs/A

PhosphorusSee Comments

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A

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Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A

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High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A

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Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A

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Coast = Coastal Plain    Pied = Piedmont, Mountain, and Limestone Valley

Recommendations:

Recommended pH:6.0 to 6.5. If the pH is less than 6.0, see Lime Table B and the soil depth adjustment table that immediately follows the lime tables.
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 120 lbs/acre Medium: 121 - 240 lbs/acre High: >240 lbs/acre

Comments:

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Adjust the soil pH to 6.5 before planting. This pH adjustment should be made to at least a foot of depth and over an area approximately 100 square feet where the tree will be planted. Seven to ten days after planting, when plants have been settled by a drenching rain or irrigation, broadcast over an area three feet in diameter one cup of 10-10-10 fertilizer. In May and in July, broadcast over an area two feet in diameter one-fourth cup of 34-0-0, or one-sixth cup of 46-0-0, or one-half cup of calcium nitrate. Beginning the second year (and succeeding years) fertilize the trees twice annually. The first application should be made in early March and the second in July. Use these rules of thumb for the two fertilizer applications:

  1. March application - Apply one cup of 10-10-10 fertilizer for each year of tree age to a maximum of 10 cups for mature trees.
  2. July application - Apply one-half cup of 34-0-0, or one-third cup of 46-0-0, or one cup of calcium nitrate per tree per year of tree age to a maximum of four cups for mature trees.

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Adjust the soil pH to 6.5 before planting. This pH adjustment should be made to at least a foot of depth and over an area approximately 100 square feet where the tree will be planted. After the trees have been planted and settled by a drenching rain, broadcast over an area three feet in diameter 1/3 cup of 34-0-0, or 1/4 cup of 46-0-0, or 2/3 cup of calcium nitrate. Do this in March. In May and again in July, broadcast over an area two feet in diameter one-fourth cup of 34-0-0, or one-sixth cup of 46-0-0, or one-half cup of calcium nitrate. Beginning the second year (and succeeding years) fertilize the trees twice annually. The first application should be made in early March and the second in July. Use these rules of thumb for the two fertilizer applications:

  1. March application - Apply one-third cup of 34-0-0 or one-fourth cup of 46-0-0 for each year of tree age, to a maximum of 3 cups of 34-0-0 or 2 cups of 46-0-0 for mature trees.
  2. July application - Apply one-half cup of 34-0-0, or one-third cup of 46-0-0, or one cup of calcium nitrate per tree per year of tree age to a maximum of four cups for mature trees.