Flowering Avocado

sdelafuente(9)March 31, 2014

My Avocado has lots of flowers buds and its dropping a lot of them, which I know is normal. Its the first year flowering. I notice that it's dropping a lot of leaves as well. Is that normal?

I know it drops leaves during the regular season when it was not flowering. I would say it lost about 20% or more of it's leaves. Back in February, it has tons of leaves and very dense. Now it doesn't look that same. I fertilized it back in beginning of February, it has rained a few times in the past couple of months and the soil retains the moist for a long time, so I know its not a water issue. It hasn't dropped into the 30s since the beginning of the month. The temperature has been in the 60s and 70s for the past 2 weeks.

Thanks
Sal

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MrClint

sdelafuente, sorry that this post fell off the grid. I was hoping that a 'cado aficionado would come along to help. I've been struggling with mine as well, and many of the trees I see around the neighborhood are also hit and miss.

I'm starting to turn a corner with mine by mulching heavily, applying Citrus-Tone fertilizer and by deep watering slowly and only as needed. At the first sign of wilting, I go for the slow/deep watering.

If you have a chance, take a picture and post it here, It might help give some clues to any problems. Hope that helps!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:05AM
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sdelafuente(9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPnCKQkG2bw

found this on youtube. I guess this is normal.

My avocado has dropped most of its leaves and fruit. I has about 3 or 4 tiny fruit. I guess I will water it more often.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 11:37AM
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fireduck(10a)

Avocados drop all their leaves annually (Late winter/early Spring usually) and traditionally flower when they look horrible. There should be signs now of new leaves beginning to form. Also, flowers bloom profusely but a small percentage set fruit. No worries there.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 6:07PM
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