As you are already aware soil pH is the most governing factor of any plant growth and it’s fruit bearing capacity. If you plant a tree or anything in a soil which doesn’t meet it’s pH requirements it will lead to low production and even death of the tree/plant.
As said above today we are discussing about fruit plant/trees only in this article. Now most of you might be having this thought, how will I know all the fruit plant/trees pH requirements?
Don’t worry we have got you covered here, as we are going to list out each and every fruit plant/tree out there and their specific pH requirements this is going to be an easy task for you.
Before going further lets get an idea on what is pH and how it’s going to affect a plant.
What is meant by soil pH?
Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. A pH value is actually a measure of hydrogen ion concentration in the soil. For a decrease in pH value 1 there will be acidity increase by a factor of 10.
Low pH means the soil is highly acidic and there will be a higher number of hydrogen ion concentration. Most of the soils in the nature has a pH value between 3.5 and 10.
If you get higher rainfall the natural pH of soils typically ranges from 5 to 7 and in drier areas the range is between 6.5 to 9.
image 01 pH Scale
From the above illustration we can understand that a neutral pH is achieved at “7” and Acidic between “0” to “6.9” while Alkaline values are between “7.1” to “14”. The value “0” mean very acidic while “14” indicates very alkaline.
Most of the fruit trees thrives between a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 but there are some which requires an acidic condition or alkaline soil for it’s proper growth. If the plant/trees are planted in a non desired pH soil it will not be able to absorb all the micro nutrients it needed for it’s proper growth. So lets get a detailed study on pH requirement for all fruit bearing trees and plants.
We have aggregated all the data to a table for easy access.
All fruit Plants/Trees soil pH requirement table
If any of the above information is wrong or we have missed any fruit bearing plants/trees please let us know by posting in the below comment section.