HMC Farms works closely with our advisors to keep the soil in optimum tree fruit growing condition. During the spring and summer months the trees use the nutrients in the soil as fuel to grow the fruit. Every fall we take samples of the soil to evaluate which nutrients have been depleted.
After careful evaluation of the soil, a blend of different natural minerals is developed. Minerals added usually include calcium, nitrogen, zinc, iron, magnesium, and boron. This personalized blend is spread throughout the field during the early winter months while the trees are dormant. By applying these minerals before the rainy season it allows all winter and spring for the nutrients to seep into the ground for the trees to use the following season.