List of suggested soil pH range for fruit trees

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  1. Letsgokate

    Letsgokate Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I've started a list of the recommended/suggested soil pH range for fruit trees to do well. This list is focused on the fruit trees I have or on my wish list, so obviously there will be more than I've listed and people can add more if they know them. If the pH of soil is not in the range the fruit tree likes it won't thrive and won't take up the required nutrients so you will often get nutrient deficiencies. The soil pH can be adjusted up and down by adding things like sulfur and lime, which I won't go into details about.

    I have gathered this information from looking at many websites and finding a range that fit in with them all. Hope it's a resource for people, also planning on doing one for veggies when I get the time. :)

    Fruit Tree pH range


    Apple 5.0 - 6.5

    Apricot 6.0 - 7.0

    Avocado 6.0 - 6.5

    Banana 5.5 - 6.5

    Black Sapote 6.5 - 7.5 Assumed same as permission as same family

    Blackberry 5.5 - 6.5

    Blueberry 4.5 - 5.5

    Cedar Bay Cherry 6.6 - 7.3 Neutral

    Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 6.2 - 6.5 Prefer slightly acidic

    Cherry 6.6 - 7.3 Neutral

    Citrus 5.5 - 7.0 Keep below 7.0

    Coffee 6.0

    Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) 5.5 - 7.0

    Feijoa 6.0 - 7.0

    Fig 6.0 - 7.8 Prefer slightly alkaline soils

    Grumichama 5.5 - 6.5 Prefers acidic soil

    Guava 6.0 - 7.0

    Mango 5.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic 6.5

    Miracle Fruit 4.5 - 5.5 Acid soil, much the same as blueberries

    Mulberry 5.5 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Nashi 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Nectarine 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Panama Berry Grows in a variety of soils and pH

    Passionfruit 5.5 - 7.0 Can tolerate a wide range

    Peach 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Pear 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Persimmon 6.5 - 7.5 Try keep under 7.0

    Pineapple 4.5 - 6.5

    Plum 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

    Raspberry 5.5 - 6.5 All cane berries

    Rockmelon/Melon 6.0 - 6.5

    Strawberries 5.8 - 6.5

    Tamarillo 5.8 - 7.0 Even up to 8.0, has a wide range

    Watermelon 6.0 - 6.5
     
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    Very interesting information - great list!
     
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