Tomato Transplants (Code #182)
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

PhosphorusRecommended Pounds N-P205-K20 per Acre

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A


Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A


High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A


Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A


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


Recommended pH:6.3 to 6.8. If the pH is less than 6.3, see Lime Table B.
Nitrogen:Coastal Plain 40 pounds nitrogen (N) per acre.

Piedmont, Mountain, Limestone Valley 50 pounds nitrogen (N) per acre.


If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone; if soil test Mg is low and lime is not recommended, apply 25 pounds of Mg/Acre.

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
Zinc:If the Zn soil test level is low, apply 5 pounds of zinc per acre.
Boron:Apply 1 pound of boron (B) per acre.
Calcium:If soil test calcium is less than 800 pounds/acre and pH is 6.5 or greater, apply 1,000 pounds gypsum per acre.

Fact Sheet:

The complete fertilizer (nitrogen-phosphate-potash) should be placed 1 to 1.5 inches directly beneath the seed.

If the soil test phosphorus (P) is low, broadcast 70 pounds of phosphate per acre prior to planting; if the soil test phosphorus is medium broadcast 40 pounds of phosphate per acre prior to planting. The phosphate (P2O5) applied in the broadcast application should be deducted from the total amount of phosphate recommended.