1/2 lb 10-10-10 fertilizer for every year of the tree, up to 5 lbs [MAX], on the ‘drip line’-or you can use aged ‘real manure’ & on drip line in spring.
All fruit need at least 6 hours of sun each day through the summer & fertile soil with good drainage.
“FEED THE SOIL & IT WILL FEED YOU & YOUR FAMILY”
The most important gardening tip I can possibly give you is that in gardening proper preparation of soil & nutrients is essential to feed the soil & therefore
this will nurture & feed the plants…. Without proper water, compost you will be disappointed with the result…this applies to ALL gardening!
The surest way to keep garden insects at bay is to grow healthy, disease-free plants that are a more difficult target for bugs and can withstand the occasional attack
more readily. Regularly inspect leaves for discoloration or damage, and remove, deadhead or pinch off diseased plants or leaves. Appropriate watering for your
plant’s needs and healthy, nutrient-rich soil will also help keep your plants healthy. Keep weeds under control, as they can create a safe haven for pests.