Avocado tree

KPGrdngrlApril 27, 2012

I have an avocado tree that gave fruit for 1 year... more than we could count and not since? Until that year we really hadn't had any avocado for 12 years. Suggestions? I have occasionally fertilized, but not regularly. An a few years ago the freeze got some of the tree, but it was after that that we had the huge crop?

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I heard or read somewhere that they have one good year and then a poor one and so on. :o)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:32PM
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I'm not surprised that you had a bumper crop after a freeze. The tree goes dormant to protect itself and then when warm weather returns it recovers, putting out fruit.

Was your tree from a seed or was it grafted on to rootstock? That can make a difference.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 12:44PM
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The tree was there when we moved in 18 years ago. We have only had 2 or 3 harvests in all those years... What can I do to encourage fruit? Fertilizer? It is probably 30-40 feet tall.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 1:01PM
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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

A light fertilizer labeled for citrus applied each month March thru August. A root drench with a liquid Iron product and a citrus foliage spray applied each spring should help you have a more consistent Crop. Do you know what type it is, If it is an A or B type plant you may need the proper pollinator nearby to get better production.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 8:17PM
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