General Plant Information
LIQUI-COP is a copper fungicide garden spray that controls diseases attacking citrus, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals. It helps prevent diseases like powdery mildew, downy mildew, peach leaf curl, rust, and other diseases.
To use simply spray and completely cover plant surfaces. Note this spray helps to prevent diseases not cure them. Use the highest indicated rate when disease is more likely to occur is or is expected to be higher. Since weather conditions and disease incidence vary, consult an expert for timing and initial application. The lower rate is suitable for general preventative sprays under normal conditions.
It is advised to talk to an expert who can identify specific disease problems and solutions when battling plant diseases. Experts can be found at your local Agricultural Extension Agent, or trained horticulturist at a local nursery. The active ingredient of LIQUI-COP is Copper Octanoate or Copper Soap.
Partially fill the spray tank/container with water. Add the desired amount of LIQUI-COP and continue filling the tank/container. If applied with other products, add LIQUI-COP last. Agitate the tank during the mixing and application until tank is empty. A plastic or metal
stirring stick should provide adequate agitation. Observe all cautions and
limitations on labeling of all products used in mixtures. Start with clean
equipment. Equipment should be flushed well with water after use.
Fruits and Nuts:
Mix specified rate in 1 gallon of water and apply 3
gallons of mixed solution to a small tree or bush, 6 gallons of mixed
solution to a medium size tree, or 9 gallons of mixed solution to a large
tree. Thoroughly spray tree to point of runoff, including upper and lower
surfaces of foliage. Do not overspray. Do not mix more spray solution
Vegetables: Mix specified rate in 1 gallon of water and apply 2 gallons
of mixed solution per 1,000 sq. ft. (1 gallon of mixed solution per 500
Miscellaneous: For herbs: Mix specified rate in 1 gallon of water and
apply 2 gallons of mixed solution per 1,000 sq. ft. (1/2 gallon of mixed
solution per 250 sq. ft.) For trees: Mix specified rate in 1 gallon of
water and apply 3 gallons of mixed solution to a small tree, 6 gallons of
mixed solution to a medium size tree, or 9 gallons of mixed solution to
a large tree. Thoroughly spray tree to point of runoff, including upper
and lower surfaces of foliage. Do not overspray. Do not mix more
spray solution than needed.
NOTE: This product may be reactive on metal and masonry surfaces
such as galvanized roofing. AVOID contact with metal surfaces. Do
not spray on cars, houses, lawn furniture, etc.
In the home orchard, plant trees about 10 feet apart, and trim them to stay between 8 – 15 feet tall. In a commercial farm, trees are spaced 15 feet apart with 20 feet rows are machinery. These trees are grown to 25 feet tall. Trees can become almost 40 feet tall in nature.
Standard and Semi-Dwarf Form: Our trees are grown in standard and Semi-Dwarf forms. A Standard tree grows tall because the tip continues to grow. The tip of a Semi-Dwarf tree has been cut about 2 feet from the ground, therefore the tree has a shorter branching structure for easy picking.
Plant Care Information
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.
Limited Guarantee and Returns
The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.