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Large, green-skinned and pear-shaped drupe fruit grown on the tree of the same name

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What's going on with leaves on my avocado? help

I have an avocado plant in my outdoors, but for some time light spots appear on the leaves, and the tips dry out
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Why do soil mixes require "drainage" and "water holding" components?

complete newbie here learning how to pot my first avocado. The first tutorial I've watched said to mix equal parts perlite, peat, and all purpose potting mix. It's to my understanding that any potting ...
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Avocado plant browning!

I don’t know why.I’ve had it for two years. It’s pretty young. Once I put it in soil, it started browning. I moved it into a room that gets more light, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. I pruned it,...
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Droopy Avocado tree

Have a four foot tall Avocado. Stays inside with grow lights until temperature stays above 50F at night. Never any problems. This year, put it outside and it droops but, only when in the sun? Not ...
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Avocado lost all but one leaf

I am growing two avocado plants which reached about 30cm indoors. I took them outside on a sunny day and then they both suddenly wilted: Eventually, all the leaves fell off the tallest avocado plant, ...
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What is the cause of my avocado plant´s drooping leaves during the day?

I know that similar questions have already been asked here, but mine has strange circumstances to it. For the past couple of days my avocado plant has been showing some strange patterns of behaviour. ...
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How to prune an already tall avocado

I have an Avocado plant that is a bit more than a year old. It resisted trough winter, even if I feel like it need more moisture in the air (it's been pretty dry here recently). Anyway, most of the ...
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My avocado leaves are dying and I don’t know what’s wrong!

I started this avocado almost two years ago. I live in central Wisconsin and this plant is strictly indoors, sometimes if we have a warm gentle rain in summer it will go out. It currently sits in a ...
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Should I prune my Avocado

So, I planted without a lot of expectation an Avocado this summer. It has now grown a lot, but yeah, except changing the water regularly and putting near the sun, I haven't done much on it, since it's ...
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Avocado sapling of 1 year or so developing brown spot on leaves

So I’ve had this avocado for about a year or more now, and it’s been through a lot. From being outside and developing I’m guessing sun burns on the leaves, to my cat peeing in the pot recently and me ...
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Is it normal for my avocado plant’s leaves to be yellowish green?

My avocado plant is starting to get slightly yellow leaves. I’m worried about it and just want to know if this is normal. I have a couple of pictures. We grew this one from a pit. It started to grow ...
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Avocado roots growing in the wrong direction

My roots are growing from all sides, including the roots wrapping around to the top. I left town, they where in a napkin. What may I do to help them grow, or did I mess up? Both sides are growing ...
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Avocado Tree seed shirnking?

I have four avocado tree seedlings (started growing them in mid-2020) One of the seeds split in two and it grew into two trees. One of the half seed trees' seed is shriveling, unlike its twin. I ...
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What is causing the black/yellow spots on my avocado tree?

My avocado tree (about 11 months old and started from seed) has started developing black and yellow spots on it over the past 2/3 weeks. I am unsure if it is being caused by mites, or some kind of ...
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Avocado indoor tree wilting

I am not sure why this is happening, some information the top 2cm soil is cocounot soil, the soil beneath I believe is just normal indoor plant potting soil. This is the pot, about 26cm wide and 23cm ...
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Avocado seeds are really slow this year

I’ve managed to grow several avocados from seed in the past, however this year the ones I put in jars have taken forever to progress. All my previous attempts have produced a single main root and ...
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Should I prune this avocado tree?

I was given this Avocado tree by a friend at the beginning of May. The attached photo is from today, June 18th. How much of it, and where, should I prune it so it stays healthy? Keep in mind that I ...
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Why is my avocado tree’s branch growing more than the main stock?

I have an avocado tree growing from seed and I’m not sure if this side branch needs to be cut or left alone, usually it is just one trunk growing from the seas not the side branch being longer than ...
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Will my young avocado tree grow up tall if the top burned off during it's first summer in the ground? Or is it's vertical growth stunted now...?

About 2.5 years ago I planted a 4-5 foot avocado tree and didn't realize how truly delicate these things were. I planted it in January and it had a harsh summer with many branches burning off ...
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Can a newly sprouted avocado pit survive despite dehydration?

This may be a weird question, but maybe somebody has any advice. I had success with growing an avocado plant by suspending an avocado pit in water. The roots started growing about 2 weeks ago - after ...
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1 year old Avocado tree new leaves are shrinking after transplanting

I transplanted my avocado tree outdoors, and after a month of transplanting it, I see a strange (non normal) development. It seems that the new leaves are growing shrinked (see the photo). Also those ...
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avocado tree in pot has rooted in soil

I have grown an avocado tree from seed. The roots have broken thru the large pot and rooted into the ground. How can I remove it from the ground and replant into a larger pot without damaging the ...
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Is my daughter's avocado plant revivable?

My daughter was growing an avocado tree from a plant, and it was doing well. Unfortunately she got distracted while preparing for her school's testing period and forgot to take care of it properly for ...
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Grafting avocado

I have grafted avocado seedlings with hass scions. After 5 weeks, I unwrapped the grafting tape (I used kitchen foil for grafting tape). The scion par of graft is live and showing growth (not strong ...
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Can I save my avocado seed that has broken in two

My avocado seed was growing fairly well, good size root and was staring to grow a stem, until I knocked it over and it has slpit in two, one have got the root, the other half got the stem, will it ...
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Have I killed my avocado plant?

I have just planted my avocado seed in soil, and it had grown about 30 cm tall. I read online that you were supposed to cut it back when it was still around 20 cm so two weeks ago I did what everyone ...
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Can you explain what is going on with my little avocado tree?

I managed to grow an avocado tree from a pit. I transplanted it to a small pot and almost once per week it looks like that: At some point, the drooping leaves issue happened because it was next to ...
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Brown around edge of Avocado leaf

I have been growing an avocado tree from the pit indoors for roughly 6 months. It seems to be growing strong as it has beautiful large leaves and many new sprouts (after I pruned it). I also have a ...
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Avocado tree leaves turning brown

I have a grafted has avocado tree that I kept inside for most of last winter (South Africa). It has been outside since November last year and seems to be stalling from the initial good growth when it ...
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How to move my avocado seedling from state to state?

I am moving across several states and I have an avocado seedling that I have not planted in soil yet. I am wondering if I take the seedling (which is quite large) and wrap it in damp paper towels, if ...
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Can you "feed" an avocado plant with avocado pits?

I have grown an avocado plant using the infamous toothpick method, i.e. suspending an avocado pit in water using toothpicks. Since the avocado pit contains the necessary nutrients, I left it in water ...
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Indoor Avocado plant dying in winter

I grew my avocado plant from seed this spring. It’s been doing amazing, water it every 5 days or so and sits directly in the sun. I live in Canada and now our winter is hitting my avocado pretty hard. ...
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Brown spots on avocado tree leaves

I transplanted my 7 years old avocado tree two months ago and since then it's condition continually worsened. First, the leaves lost turgor for a few weeks and I thought that this was over. ...
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Unsure about cause of browning avocado leaves

My avocado leaves are all looking like this and dying (3 years old plant). I gave it some fertilizers a while ago, like 2-3 months. I am sure I am not watering too much, been doing rarely since the ...
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Do I need to fix this Avocado debarking?

This self seeded avocado tree has been growing happily on the slope down from the path at the back of my house. It doesn't get much Sun but it seems to be growing over the last few years with no help ...
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At what age/size will an avocado tree survive a European winter?

Me and my brown thumb finally managed to grow an avocado tree. I'd like to grow it for a while and then plant it in the garden in a few years. I read that avocados shouldn't be left outside during the ...
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Avocado plant at home

I have an avocado, growing at home for about 2 years now. The plant is in a pot with a top diameter about 25 cm and it started out very good. Now it is about 40 cm high and it has been growing big ...
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How to transplant avocados rooted in water to soil?

I have 7 avocado plants that I started in jars of water with toothpicks. They're now all between 9 inches and 2 feet. As they've outgrown their jars, I'm looking to transfer them to soil now. I know I ...
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What is this white mold growing in my germinating avocado roots?

It forms white textured bumps near the top of the root, underwater: This also happened to a previous avocado seed I started, and when the plant died after about 12 months, I dug up the roots, and ...
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Avocado not growing at all after 2 months

I've propagated this avocado seed in water for 3-4 weeks, untill at root was about 10 cm long. Planted in soil about 2 months ago, day temp is 20-30c, soil always wet. Is it ever going to grow, or ...
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Avocado stem bit off by raccoon

I have 2 avocado plants - grown from pits, indoors and just a year old. With the weather getting better, I moved them outside in their containers. It has been a week and they are outside day and night ...
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Avocado leaves drooping

Why are my avocado’s leaves pointing down? I water it once a week and everytime i water it, the leaves raise up a little. Should I water it more often? I am afraid of rotting roots. Should I transfer ...
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Can I prune an avocado plant that is almost 50 inches tall?

I should state from the start that I have no experience in gardening. A little more than a year ago I've decided to plant an avocado seed and it grew really tall (almost 50 inches). Now I want to ...
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How to encourage growth from seed in an avocado tree?

I have an avocado seedling. I've recently pruned the tree and there is new growth visible. However, when I inspect the seed, I see multiple sprouts just waiting there. How do I encourage those to grow ...
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Avocado Tree Pot Size - Start Large or Increase Over Time

I am buying a 3 foot tall avocado tree (¼-½ in. diameter stem) that I want to keep potted long term as opposed to planting in the ground. Is it better to repot the new tree in a slightly larger pot ...
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Avocado leaves have various type of browning and dying young leaves

I have two avocado trees each about a year old, planted first time around spring of 2019 in a pot in UK. They really grew well until this winter when the leaf tips started browning. I use filtered ...
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10 year old 15 foot tall Avocado that has never had fruit

I have a 10-year-old Avocado tree that is about 15 to 20 feet tall, but has never produced any fruit? I'm in Central Florida.
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What is wrong with this avocado plant?

Over the last year I've grown lots of avocado plants from seeds and I've got nearly a dozen now (these are all indoor plants as it is quite cold where I live during the winter months). Unfortunately, ...
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Avocado leaves dying: is it the fungus or the fungicide?

My 18-month-old avocado tree has had a fungus a couple times, which I have successfully treated with a generic fungicide spray for ornamental plants (Penconazole, Dodine). It lives indoors year-round ...
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Repotting an avocado plant

The stem has about 8 inches without leaves. When I repot can I have this bare stem in the soil or would the stem rot.
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