Staking Young Avocados
I planted a Gullogly (dwarf, self-pollinating) 2.5 years ago. It's doing very well. Very healthy looking avocado. BUT...
It is the spindliest looking thing. limbs and trunk going in all directions. I have had portions of it staked for support and direction, but I have avoided staking as much as possible in order for the trunk and branches to develop some strength of their own. It has gotten so gangly lately that I am worried about the trunk breaking. Like my heart, at the same time, if that happened. Really looking forward to the fruit this year.
Any advice on staking 'Ava?' Drew