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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2017, 10:16:39 PM »
Here is an updated pic. I have two avocados hanging on and they are about the size of an egg. There are a number of bb to pea size ones developing, but they have dropped at about that size.


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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 05:26:34 AM »
 Nice looking avocado.

2 is better than 0
 At least that is how I felt the first time my little Key Lime gave me fruit.

I know you said you planted it in the spring but how old is your tree ?
 Did you start it from seed or buy it?
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2017, 06:06:24 AM »
I bought it and planted it in a container last spring, I believe. I assume it was a year or two old when I got it, so three to four years old?  It had a commercial tag on it, if that gives you an idea. It's a Fantastic variety grafted to root stock.

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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2017, 01:42:38 PM »
Thanks! They grow fast.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2017, 08:59:39 PM »
Well, the two avocados dropped from the tree. The first one was run over with the lawnmower by my son over the weekend and I found the second on the ground today. I'm not sure how long it has been on the ground, but I bet a few days as the side towards the ground had ants in it. I cut it open to take a look. It wasn't ripe yet. Maybe I'll have better luck next year.


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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2017, 06:21:00 AM »
Looking great! I have been trying to grow avocado trees here and it has been a real challenge. Well done!
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2017, 06:39:21 AM »
I am sorry to hear that your avocados fell off the tree.
Was it from high winds or maybe Thrips? I read somewhere that they chew on the stems.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2017, 07:25:28 AM »
Congratulations!! I think anyone here making avocados is a winner. Next year should be better and so should the subsequent years. We love to eat them and I wish you great success with them. Very few people I know have had them get as far as you have.

My wife and I were in California years ago and it amazed us the size of the trees there and how loaded with fruit they were. I have been jealous every since then. Great job.
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Re: Avocado tree
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2017, 08:02:50 PM »
I didn't realize my wife put the good half of the avocado in a paper bag to let it ripen. We tried it over the weekend and it tasted like a Hass you buy in the store, so that is promising.