Fruit Tree Planting Mix

Fruit Tree Planting Mix

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  • Family owned farm since 1980

Providing your fruit tree with the right type of soil is an important first step that’s often overlooked. Our soil for fruit tree planting provides the best growing conditions necessary for growing a healthy fruit tree and maximizing your fruit production.

Growing fruit trees is easy and rewarding. Imagine having fruit from apple trees at your fingers year after year. Lots of trees are low maintenance and require little work to keep them thriving.

You can get a soil sample done to do a soil test to tell your soil pH and nutrient levels. Some soils may need to be amended and this is the perfect addition to any native soil to improve the organic materials being added. Some sandy soils and acid soils will need soil preparation if fruit trees are to survive.

This blend of soil for fruit trees includes organic matter such as Canadian peat moss, aged pine bark, controlled release 360-day fertilizer, granite sand, and other minor elements to provide you with the best start to amending your soil.

It is well-draining soil and also retains moisture to keep your fruit trees healthy. If you have young trees it will help fight against pests and diseases. The fruit tree soil will help your tree roots establish strong root systems.

You can even use this soil in raised beds or containers where you have fruit trees planted. Some dwarf trees grow in smaller spaces and this fruit tree planting mix will add everything they are missing.


The best time to plant your tree is in early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish its root system.

Dig a hole the depth of your plant and twice as wide as your plant. Mix your dug-up soil with the amended Special Blend Soil and use this mixture to fill back in around the root ball of your planting hole. Pack the soil firmly ensuring no air holes or air pockets remain and water thoroughly.

It is good to set up a regular watering schedule the first year of planting to establish your new tree. A tree gator is a great option for those with busy schedules.

Keep away from children and pets. Harmful if ingested.

Net weight 2 lbs

This is the best soil to plant fruit trees and amend the soil in your ground!

Check out our blog on the Best Fruit Trees for the Midwest, Easiest Fruit Trees for Beginners, and Pollination in Fruit Trees.

Shipping information

Once your Fruit Tree Planting Mix order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Maria S.
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Fruit tree planting mix

Love it and seems to work great all my plants are happy!

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robert s.

very quick shipping thanks

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Marvin W.

pending results from planting but looks good

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