Avocado tree: small bud-looking avocados disappearing from tree?

roobixMay 23, 2011

Firstly, I want to apologize for posting this question first in the fruits/orchard section.. I didn't know avocados were tropical until a just googled...so here is my question again in the right place (I hope):

Does anyone know why the avocados on my tree are disappearing?

they look like half of an avocado that's trying to form. They're green and have been slowly disappearing from my plant..

Actually, the last one disappeared this morning when I went to look

Thanks for any help!

I bought this tree from costco about 2 months ago..it's about 4 feet tall and is a Haas avocado tree

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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I've not heard of or seen the condition you describe. Did you take any pictures of the situation that you could post here? Its always helpful to actually see the issue and then to try to analyze these problems. Here in Florida, we rarely grow Haas.....perhaps some folks out west have heard of or experienced this problem.


    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 6:47AM
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Either squirrels or-,most likely at that size- the tree aborted the small fruits. Avocado's from my experience wont hold fruit until the are at least 6-8' tall. Grafting makes them bloom very young..and every single flower will fall off and any fruit that do get to some size also.
The tree's seem to know that they need to have some branch diameter and roots and enough foliage to support the heavy fruits.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 3:33PM
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Sorry Harry, I have no pictures

and Thanks stanofh, that's a very logical explanation!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 4:49PM
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