What type of soil should I use?

Most commercial potting soils should be suitable for growing fruit trees. However, a mixture of 1 part sand, 1 part peat, and 1 part bark or perlite will also serve quite well. The potting medium should be loose enough to allow adequate but not excessive drainage. 1

We grow thousands of plants every year, and we use several potting mixes that are suitable for our particular growing conditions. Our customers often ask what type of soil should they use? You may try the mix above, but for most people regular potting mix should also work fine.

We buy our soil in bulk, and this is one of the mixes that we would typically use, but not all our plants have this mix, since some of our plants may come from other local growers:

40% Florida peat
35% Pine Bark 3/4
25% Wood Pines

1 Source: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/MG243 Publication #HS57. Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension.

Updated on: 04/05/2023

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