Peaches, Plums & Nectarines

 

As the stone fruit industry has been contracting, Ultra Gro’s business has been growing. As testimony to the value found in our products, the grower roster has increased by over 30 new growers in the last couple of years.  Many of these growers have found that it pays to produce quality. Our products are commonly used because of their ability to enhance sizing, coloring and yield as well as frost and sunburn protection. Our service area for stone fruit includes Kern County and the Central Valley.

 

Contact one of our team members specializing in stone fruit:

 

Kern County: Steve Best, Dennis Laux

Eastside: Steve Best, Frank Casares, Dustin Stewart,  Bill Vogt

Caruthers/Westside: Eric MacBean, Bill Vogt, Chris Meyer, Rich Kreps

Fresno/Madera: Harold Peters, Derek Sissom, Albert Rascon, Rich Kreps

 

SAMPLE PROGRAM for STONE FRUIT

Post Harvest: (per acre) Strengthen next year’s crop.
1 Gallon 6-0-0-8 Calcium Soil Treatment (apply to Soil)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 7-14-7 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (apply to Soil)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 / 7-14-7 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar) _________Pints/Qts. ___________ (Trace Minerals/Foliar)

Green Bud: (per acre) Set Fruit
1 Gallon 6-0-0-8 Calcium Soil Treatment (apply to soil)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (apply to soil)
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
_________Pints/Qts. ___________ (Trace Minerals/Foliar)

Petal Drop: (per acre) Size Fruit
2-3 Gallons 8-16-8 Plus / 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)
_________Pints/Qts. ___________ (Trace Minerals/Foliar)

Size Fruit: (per acre) 3 weeks after petal drop
1-1.5 Gallons 6-0-0-9 Calcium Complex (Foliar)
2-3 Gallons 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)

Foliar: (per acre) 30 days prior to Harvest
1-1.5 Gallons 6-0-0-9 Calcium Complex (Foliar)

Color, Size, and Sugars: (per acre) 21 days before Harvest
3 Gallons 2-17-17 Plus (Foliar)

Heat Stress: (per acre) for July, August, September (Optional)
1 Gallon 3-4.5-2 Crop Shield Foliar per month

  • Recommendations will vary depending on Soil and Tissue Analysis.
  • Trace elements should be applied with foliar applications, with traces being determined by Soil and Tissue Analysis for best results.
  • Apply normal Nitrogen Program.