Proper fertilizing schedule for pecan trees in clay soil.approx. 25...

Asked October 24, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

Proper fertilizing schedule for pecan trees in clay soil.approx. 25 ft.tall,never been fertilized, produces small nuts. Leaves still on tree, can leaf test for zinc still be done? Same question for english walnut trees. Thaks Larry M.

Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs fertilization pecan trees

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Fertilization of your pecan trees may be the least of your worries in our climate. However, the following publication from Clemson University quotes a source from Georgia, where most of our east coast pecans are grown.
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2010/02fertilize_pecans.html
Successful cultivation of English walnuts in Maryland is also problematic. Excessive heat and late spring frosts are the most common problems. Again, if you want to attempt fertilizing the walnut tree, the following publication may be helpful.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id77/id77.pdf
LS