Thread: Fertilizer?
View Single Post
Old 04-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
Richard's Avatar
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,674
BananaBucks : 421,539
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,636 Times
Was Thanked 12,537 Times in 4,719 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,685 Times
Default Re: Fertilizer?

Originally Posted by pitangadiego View Post
15-15-15 has worked well for me. Tried the 9-3-27 mixture that was supposedly optimum, but didn't see any difference, and it was considerably more expensive.
Professionally, 9-3-27 is a supplement used with Calcium Nitrate etc. to feed fruiting vegetables. I could see it being considered an "optimum" for bananas in conjunction with a base fertilizer in the few months leading up to bloom -- with the target being to provide net 1.5 lbs potash over the course of 9-12 months.

Certainly 15-15-15 with micronutrients will work -- but over time in the agricultural setting the phosphates will build up and the crop quality will be only moderate because of inadequate potash.
Doodling along at

Last edited by Richard : 04-20-2012 at 07:56 PM.
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Said thanks: