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  • Nutrient Burn? Transplant Shock?

    Any ideas what's going on here and advice on what to do? This Celeste has been in this planter for the last 2 years. I changed the soil medium 1 week ago from miracle gro soil to now using 2-4-1 ratio of pine bark fines - canadian peat moss - and calcined clay. Added a cup of gardentone 3-4-4, a cup of mittlieder pre-plant 3, 1/4 cup of ironite 1-0-1, and watered w/ 2 tsp of miracle gro 24-8-16 fertilizer. Noticed the tips of the leaves burning black over the last week. Hoping this will resolve on it's own with new growth, but wanted to get some thoughts from experts here. I've had this tree for about 3-4 yrs now, never used any fertilizer before now.

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    I believe this is common after leaf out or in freshly rooted cuttings. Dont know why but leaf tips just turn black, crinkle up, & dont continue full growth. Sometimes 1 lobe in leaf, sometimes ALL lobes in leaf. Dont know why since no bugs or other reason. Transplant is likely suspect & leaves after this should improve & normalize. Hope someone else has more info
    WNC zone 7a at the intersection of Mt Pisgah & the Blue Ridge Parkway

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    • #3
      Did you add any lime? Seems like your base mix would be a bit acidic from what I understand.
      Houston, TX. Adriatic JH, Banana, Black Italian, Black Mission, BT, Celeste, Green Ischia, I-258, Italian Honey, LSU Gold, LSU Purple, Little Ruby, MBVS, Native Black, Olympian, RDB, Smith, Texas Everbearing, Tiger, White Marseilles

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      • jessup42
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        Agreed good advice

      • Rirrutti
        Rirrutti commented
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        Yes, the Mittlieder Pre-Plant 3 is a mix of Limestone, epsom salt, and boron 80-4-1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc3QJdjxWnc

      • jessup42
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        If limes there then you & ur fig are a-ok. You will see next leaf set should be fine as limestone breaks down & neutralized peat acidity

    • #4
      It honestly may just be a little bit of shock since you changed up its rooting environment so much

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      • #5
        Donโ€™t mean to hijack your thread but I think what I have going on might be nutrient burn... noticed this started happening after I watered it with some fish emulsion...
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        • ZomVee
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          Were those new leaves?!

        • jessup42
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          Looksl ike cold damage or even sunburn. Watering during midday can use h20 to act like a magnifying glass & burn leaf, maybe possible. Doesnt oook like nutrient chemical burn to me

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        Yes

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        • #7
          I think your mix is pretty hot. Is that roughly 10 gallons if soil?
          figs, peaches, apples, nectarines, pomegranates, cherry, pistachio, and pear tree grower ๐Ÿ˜„
          El Paso Tx zone 8a 8โ€ rain

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          • #8
            Rirrutti, something else to think about: with your high peat moss ratio are you sure it's all wet? I did a base that didn't have as much peat in it but my trees struggled for quite a while until I soaked them in a bath. Ever since I've been on a regular watering schedule and they've been fine.
            Houston, TX. Adriatic JH, Banana, Black Italian, Black Mission, BT, Celeste, Green Ischia, I-258, Italian Honey, LSU Gold, LSU Purple, Little Ruby, MBVS, Native Black, Olympian, RDB, Smith, Texas Everbearing, Tiger, White Marseilles

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