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Avocado tree
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:23:38 PM »
Anyone having any luck growing avocados?  It looks like I am getting a few on the Fantastic tree I planted last spring.


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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 11:32:51 PM »
Both of mine froze 18f I covered them but that apparently wasnt enough..

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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 05:55:07 AM »
No flowers or fruit on mine (Joey) yet.  Nice.  Where are the fruiting branches coming from?  On mine, I see something starting to come out the node at several of the leave, and hoping it is about to flower.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:11:12 PM »
The booms on my tree are concentrated at the ends of the branches. This is what it looked like on 12/20/16 before it started blooming.

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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 08:20:05 PM »
Wow a Avacado blooming in south La. That's rare ~!~!
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 08:30:44 PM »
I hope not as I want avacados. It's planted in a container, so I did move it when the temps got into the 20's about a month ago. I was worried about not seeing any bees when it was blooming, but there were a surprising amount of wasp and lady bugs on it.

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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 11:56:26 PM »
I looked up that variety and it looks like a cold hardy type along with the Joey type. 15 degrees it can take.

I planted some a few years back from the Hass kind and I lost them to some below 20 degree cold and they were covered well ........

Let me know if yours produce a mature fruit ~!~!
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 11:07:26 AM »
joey and lila was what I had that froze. I had a fantastic and another cold hearty that died in the summer floods I have give up on fruit and citrus trees...

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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 06:19:42 AM »
Bought 3 avocado seedlings from an old Italian lady driving home from work. She had heaps of fruit trees on her property, including several avocado bearing trees. They were Reed or Reed like variety (canon ball fruit).



The second photo is a small avo tree I grew from seed a couple of years ago. It is from a Reed pip too. Wish me luck!


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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 03:19:42 PM »
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2017, 08:48:04 AM »
Vince, where are you going to plant the new avocado trees?  The picture shows the trunks are still pretty young (may be still green but hard to see with the lighting).  I was told to protect the trunk from strong sunlight until the trunk browns up like in your second picture.  I wonder if this matters?
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2017, 09:51:08 PM »
I was told to protect the trunk from strong sunlight until the trunk browns up like in your second picture.  I wonder if this matters?

I've read recommendations to do that, but I didn't do that to my tree. The trunk is still mostly green a year after planting.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »
Vince, where are you going to plant the new avocado trees?  The picture shows the trunks are still pretty young (may be still green but hard to see with the lighting).  I was told to protect the trunk from strong sunlight until the trunk browns up like in your second picture.  I wonder if this matters?
Jimmiec, I will be planting them today. It is early fall here now and there is no risk of hard freeze where I live. Yes, I will protect them against sunburn and strong wind using a shade cloth cage around them. I did that for my older avocado tree and it seems to have worked.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 09:06:31 PM »
One of mine that froze has sent up what looks like an avocado tree from below the dirt. Not sure if its an actual avocado or the rootstock

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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2017, 04:56:49 AM »
One of mine that froze has sent up what looks like an avocado tree from below the dirt. Not sure if its an actual avocado or the rootstock
Worth giving it a try..
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2017, 05:02:09 AM »
Planted two out of three. I decided to let the 3rd one grow a bit bigger in its pot. I added gypsum before planting and heavily mulched them with composted wood chips making a mount to hopefully avoid any phytophthora root rot problem.

First one is in the shade of a large native tree but gets the late afternoon sun.


Second one was planted under the shade of my banana and tamarillo trees.


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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2017, 05:31:44 AM »
They look much bigger in their pots.

My fingers are crossed that this time it works out.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2017, 10:50:20 PM »
One of mine that froze has sent up what looks like an avocado tree from below the dirt. Not sure if its an actual avocado or the rootstock
Worth giving it a try..

Same thing I was thinking so I went around it when mowing will see what it does..

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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2017, 08:02:58 AM »
One of mine that froze has sent up what looks like an avocado tree from below the dirt. Not sure if its an actual avocado or the rootstock
Worth giving it a try..

Same thing I was thinking so I went around it when mowing will see what it does..
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 08:05:40 AM »
So far so good, the young trees seem to be ok after being transplanted on the week end. I was a bit worried as it has been hot during the day here.
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