Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

SS75April 30, 2013

I had one of my avocados (supposedly Pancho variety) freeze back to the graft this year, but now it's sprouting from below the graft... Will these sprouts ever fruit, & what variety would you expect it to be? Do you think I should I let it grow or should I dig it up & start over?

Thanks,
Scott

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Possibly, but not the kind you're expecting.

In the meantime, the rootstock will overgrow your named cultivar which will pine away & die.

So, remove the root sprouts now.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:04PM
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SS75

Sorry, what I meant was only the rootstock is sprouting, everything from the graft up is dead. Should I let it go or replace it?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:23PM
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SS75

Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 3:23PM
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flatwoods_farm(9A Riverview, F)

Why not learn how to graft a replacement variety yourself; it's not too hard and you already have a rootsystem going strong.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 9:47PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Rootstock for avocado is seedling avocado. All will produce fruit when they're 12 years or older. but the fruit size & quality is in question -- you won't know until you have it in your hand.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 10:58PM
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SS75

Thanks, I think I'll try my hand at grafting!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 7:41AM
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fireduck(10a)

J is correct. Make sure the top portion is dead first. If it is...the "ungrafted" rootstock most likely will be a dud. You never know what you will end up with. Let shoots grow to pencil diameter...then you can graft them with desired scion.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 9:57AM
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