In autumn fruit trees start to shut down before becoming dormant in winter, but before then, the tree needs to store reserves of carbohydrates and nutrients in the flower buds to use next spring. The tree needs a lot of energy to produce flowers and fruit, before the new seasons’ leaves and roots start supplying the tree with energy. Most of the tree’s nutrition comes from the soil, so it’s important to constantly build the soil up and make it healthier, but sometimes you can give your tree an extra boost.

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