List of suggested soil pH range for fruit trees

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I've started a list of the recommended/suggested soil pH range for fruit trees to do well. This list is focused on the fruit trees I have or on my wish list, so obviously there will be more than I've listed and people can add more if they know them. If the pH of soil is not in the range the fruit tree likes it won't thrive and won't take up the required nutrients so you will often get nutrient deficiencies. The soil pH can be adjusted up and down by adding things like sulfur and lime, which I won't go into details about.

I have gathered this information from looking at many websites and finding a range that fit in with them all. Hope it's a resource for people, also planning on doing one for veggies when I get the time. :)

Fruit Tree pH range


Apple 5.0 - 6.5

Apricot 6.0 - 7.0

Avocado 6.0 - 6.5

Banana 5.5 - 6.5

Black Sapote 6.5 - 7.5 Assumed same as permission as same family

Blackberry 5.5 - 6.5

Blueberry 4.5 - 5.5

Cedar Bay Cherry 6.6 - 7.3 Neutral

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 6.2 - 6.5 Prefer slightly acidic

Cherry 6.6 - 7.3 Neutral

Citrus 5.5 - 7.0 Keep below 7.0

Coffee 6.0

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) 5.5 - 7.0

Feijoa 6.0 - 7.0

Fig 6.0 - 7.8 Prefer slightly alkaline soils

Grumichama 5.5 - 6.5 Prefers acidic soil

Guava 6.0 - 7.0

Mango 5.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic 6.5

Miracle Fruit 4.5 - 5.5 Acid soil, much the same as blueberries

Mulberry 5.5 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Nashi 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Nectarine 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Panama Berry Grows in a variety of soils and pH

Passionfruit 5.5 - 7.0 Can tolerate a wide range

Peach 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Pear 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Persimmon 6.5 - 7.5 Try keep under 7.0

Pineapple 4.5 - 6.5

Plum 6.0 - 7.0 Prefer slightly acidic

Raspberry 5.5 - 6.5 All cane berries

Rockmelon/Melon 6.0 - 6.5

Strawberries 5.8 - 6.5

Tamarillo 5.8 - 7.0 Even up to 8.0, has a wide range

Watermelon 6.0 - 6.5