How to Fertilize Pecan Trees in Georgia


Growing pecan trees in Georgia is a very rewarding experience for any level of gardener. Pecan trees are easy to maintain and require little attention annually to produce beautiful pecans in the late fall. When the pecan tree is fertilized, it will produce deep, green foliage and increased growth of pecans.

Step 1

Purchase mixed fertilizer with 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 on the label. This fertilizer has equal portions of nitrogen, zinc and annonium sulfate and is vital to the health and fruit production of the pecan tree.

Step 2

Break up the soil at the base of the pecan tree. The soil should be easily workable by hand or with garden utensils, free of large clumps and easily sifted through your fingers.

Step 3

Spread the fertilizer around the base of the tree, using 1 lb. per age of the tree. A 3-year-old tree will require 3 lbs. of 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 fertilizer at its base. Water thoroughly and rework the fertilizer into the existing soil. Fertilizing your pecan tree should be done once a year on a regular schedule.

Tips and Warnings

  • Fertilizing a pecan tree cannot make up for soil deficiencies. Over-fertilizing can inhibit a healthy pecan crop and limit the full harvest of the pecan tree. .

Things You'll Need

  • 10-10-10 or 13-13-13 fertilizer
  • Hoe


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Who Can Help

  • OSU County Extension Centers
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