Fall fertilizer for apple trees

Asked October 3, 2020, 4:28 AM EDT

Is it ok to fertilize apple trees in October or November after the leaves have fallen from the trees?

Also should I apply urea in the fall as a foliage spray before leaf drop and apply it as a fertilizer in the spring?

Alamance County North Carolina

1 Response

I recommend taking a soil sample now and plan on fertilizing next spring. That way you are not guessing about what the trees need. A foliar spray now with urea would not be helpful.