Fruit Application Rates

Bright red strawberries like these can be fertilized with Milorganite to give them the nutrition they need.

Fruit is nature’s candy. By feeding your fruit-bearing plants the nutrition they need, you can get a bounty of flavor in return. Use these rates to squeeze the most juice out of your favorite fruit trees and bushes.

Fruiting Trees and Shrubs Application Rates
When to Apply Application Rate Suggested Application
When leaves lose their natural green color 1 lb per tree per year of age Do not apply more than 16 lbs per tree per year. Annual applications are usually sufficient for good fruit yields.

Conversion: 3 cups Milorganite = 1 pound

Strawberry Application Rates
When to Apply Application Rate Suggested Application
First year ¾ lbs (2 ½ cups) per 50 sq ft or 1 tbsp per plant Work into soil between planted rows or in your container. Milorganite encourages growth without interfering with fruiting.
Bearing years 3 lbs per 50 sq ft or 3 tbsp per plant. Work into soil, between planted rows or in your container.

Conversion: 3 cups Milorganite = 1 pound