Ideal pH for Fruit Trees, Bushes, and Plants

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About Ideal pH for Fruit Trees, Bushes, and Other Fruiting Plants

Gardeners tend to be diligent about the soil pH levels for flowers and vegetables. However, we often forget that there is an ideal pH level for fruit trees and other fruiting plants. Every plant on earth has a specific, ideal pH level that will optimize health and growth. When a plant is in soil that is not optimized for its growth needs, essential minerals and nutrients become locked up in the soil, unavailable to the plant.

Give all your plants the correct pH balance. If your fruit plant, bush, or tree is not as healthy as it should be, or if it doesn’t provide ample amounts of fruit, you should conduct a soil test to see if the soil pH level needs adjusting. More on soil PH and how to adjust pH levels.

Listed below are the ideal pH levels, for popular fruiting plants:

Chart of Ideal pH Levels for Fruit, Trees Other Fruiting Plants

Fruiting Plants:Ideal pH
Apple5.5 – 6.5
Blackberry5.0 – 6.0
Blueberry4.0 – 6.0
Cherry6.0 – 7.5
Crab Apple5.0 – 6.0
Grapes6.0 – 7.0
Orange6.0 – 7.5
Peach6.0 – 7.0
Pear6.0 – 7.5
Plum6.0 – 8.8
Raspberry, black5.5 – 7.0
Raspberry, red6.0 – 7.5
Strawberry5.0 – 7.5

Note: The most ideal level, is the mid-point of a given range.

Simple, easy-to-use soil testers, help you to quickly determine if your soil pH needs an adjustment. And, they are inexpensive. About Soil Testers.

Find Ideal Soil pH Levels for your Favorite Plants

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