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Pome/Stone Fruit

Pome/Stone Fruit

When it comes to stone and pome fruit, fruit quality and taste are key, and producing the highest quality crop means striking the right nutritional balance during the growing season. See how Verdesian’s portfolio of nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure your crop is making the most of your fertilizer applications.

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  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants

  • Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Moist Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Solu-Grade® Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Standard Monohydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Granular Monohydrate

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  • Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

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  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients help prevent and correct nutrient deficiencies to achieve higher and more profitable yields.

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  • NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager keeps more nitrogen available for plant uptake and inhibits N loss.

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  • PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Steric® delivers soil-applied nutrients that delay the chemical fixation reactions between phosphorus, potassium and sulfur in alkaline/acidic soils.

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  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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  • N-Charge G™ provides long-lasting protection of treated granular nitrogen fertilizers, enhancing nitrogen use efficiency.

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Key Nutrition Facts for Stone and Pome Fruit


For optimal fruit quality and taste at harvest, stone and pome fruits need a balanced intake of key nutrients throughout the growing season. Applied fertilizers can be supplemented with nutrient use efficiency products to help enhance plant uptake and ensure plants are getting the right balance of essential nutrients.

After harvest, stone and pome fruits need to go dormant in order to protect themselves from winter chill and be productive in the following year. All stone and pome fruits have a certain length of “chilling hours” in which they need to be dormant in order to produce an abundant crop.


In general, stone and pome fruits require well-drained, fertile soils, with supplemental irrigation as needed. However, the optimal amount of soil moisture differs from one fruit to another — for instance, stone fruit, especially peaches and nectarines, are extremely sensitive to waterlogging — so to ensure a healthy harvest, be sure to optimize the amount of moisture provided to your specific crop.

Key Nutrients

  • Nitrogen — Key for fruit development and ripening; needed in all stages for early growth and continued leaf development.
  • Potassium — Key for fruit weight and size; needed in all stages for early growth and continued leaf development.
  • Phosphorus — Needed in all stages for root development, fruit set, fruit color and bud development.
  • Calcium — Large amounts needed in all stages for fruit quality and firmness.
  • Magnesium — Essential for photosynthesis and needed at all stages for optimal plant growth.
  • Boron — Essential for plant metabolism, helping with pollen formation, protein synthesis and sugar and nutrient translocation. Needed for fruit development and growth.
  • Copper — A key catalyst for metabolic processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen and carbon assimilation.
  • Manganese — A key component of plant metabolism, and needed for photosynthesis, stress management and nutrient uptake.
  • Zinc — A key component of plant growth regulators; needed for optimal plant height.

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