Fruit Application Rates

Milorganite. For Better Results. Naturally.

Quick Tips

  • Milorganite encourages growth without interfering with fruiting
  • Fertilizing nurtures the soil and helps produce more fruit
  • Milorganite will NOT burn tender plants

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
When to Apply Application Rate  
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 of Milorganite = 1 pound
Strawberries
When to Apply Application Rate  
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 of Milorganite = 1 pound