When is the best time to use fertilizer spikes for a crabapple tree. Thank you.

Asked September 7, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT

When is the best time to use fertilizer spikes for a crabapple tree. Thank you.

Montgomery County Ohio crab apple trees horticulture

1 Response

I would wait till spring. You don't want to fertilize now, even with a slow-release product, because that will encourage new growth that will be more vulnerable to the cold.