My Choquette avocado tree.
I am again experiencing the fact that if you don't ask, you will not be told. I planted a 4 1/2 ft robust Choquette avocado tree that I drove all the way down to Homestead, Florida, to purchase.
Anyway, I planted the Choquette tree in early March here in Englewood, along with the Key Lime tree and 4 mango trees. I was up at 06:30 AM this morning, inspecting my lush tropical plantation, ( have a Namwa and Dwarf Red banana pen going as well ), and was perplexed.
Even tho my Choquette avocado tree is looking very healthy, lots of new growth, I see no signs of any small fruits. The book says the fruits should be ripe by November, so I was wondering.
I then googled a site that informed me that avocados need to be cross polinated. Duh,..no one ever mentioned this. Now I find out there are two types, A and B. To be sure of fruit in 4 months I am being told I must plant a type B nearby, as my Choquette is a type A. There are no other avocado trees anywhere near my backyard.
Whats the concensus out there ? I bought a Monroe avocado at Lowe's today, ( a type B ), and will plant it tomorrow. Did I over react ? Appreciate any comments.