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

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Can I top an avocado tree?

I live in zone 7, but I decided to get a pair of avocado trees (zone 9). So I have to grow them indoors with grow lights half the year. However, by the end of this summer, the plants will outgrow my ...
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Why is my new plant Avocado tree dropping leaves?

I live in Los Angeles. The tree was planted two weeks ago. I watered it every other day on the first week, then leaves started dropping.
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Is my avocado dying or is this transplant shock?

Years ago we started this avocado from a pit in a pot, and the root grew through the hole of the pot. When I was pulling the avocado I nicked a pretty large root. However, the root system was still ...
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how is my avocado?

I need help, please. I have doubts about my avocado, I think it is very big and I don't know if that is bad, I have heard that in several cases they cut them so that they branch, but in my case, will ...
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Avocado cutting's (and plant) stem is turning black/brown

I have an avocado cutting which showed some promising growth, but now is dying as the top of the stem is turning black, with some white powdery stuff on it. The plant that this cutting was from also ...
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One Avocado, 2 trees, separate pots

Recently one of my avocado seeds broke in half. Both halves rooted and now I have two very healthy trees in separate pots. They are five months old, 18" tall and look slightly different. One ...
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Avocado leaves wilting ,turning Brown

Is it effective to do a pH test only avocado plant? What is neutral on the ph scale for the avocado plant and what is the acidic number? Is bat or seabird guano good for restoring a neutral pH base ...
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Avocado tree wilting indoors

My indoors avocado plants have been looking worse and worse over the past couple months, even though they are receiving plenty of sun (summer in Australia). Their leaves have been drooping, becoming ...
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Is my avacado plant dead or just frozen?

My plant started to look like this after I left it outside all night because I forgot to bring it in. It's been About 2 or 3 weeks since this happend, I'm wondering if my plant is dead or if I can ...
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How much artificial light should an avocado tree get?

I got 2 "young" grafted avocado trees 2-3 weeks ago. I have them indoors. From May I'd say, until September, the room gets some hours of sunlight but unfortunately when I got them it was the ...
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Transplant shock avocado tree

I have inherited from a friend an avocado plant (around 5 years old). After 2 months of acclimatation in the new home, I decided to transplant it 2 weeks ago. As the soil it was in, had never been ...
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Two stems coming from my hass avocado graft. A bit concerning

I just recieved my hass avocado tree from fast growing trees and I'm a little concerned about my graft. Theres a secondary growth coming out of the graft point and this one ends up being longer and ...
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How to save my avocado tree

We planted it 2 months ago and it slowly started to turn brown. We would water it once a week. We live in a area where it does get hot under 100 degrees and is dry. Is there a way to save it?
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What is happening to my Avocado tree? The leaves turned yellow and then started to turn brown

I have planted an avocado seed in water using toothpicks (About 1/3 submerged in the water. It was growing well, and started growing nice green leaves. But in the past 2 weeks the leaves started ...
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Indoor Avocado Tree leaves browning

I have read a lot of questions on this site about this. Most do not have definite answers. I will try to set all the specifics! I bought and planted a grafted avocado tree and it managed to survive. ...
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Is my avocado dead after pruning?

I pruned my 1 year old avocado plant a few months ago and now when it shoots new leaves they die before being able to branch out or become big. Have I killed my avocado? Is there anything I can do to ...
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Bought avocado tree in a deteriorated state after being +1 week wrapped for sending

I bought a grafted avocado plant (it ended up being more like a small tree). The main problem is that it was sent on the 24th of March (Friday). It should have arrived on the 28th but it seems they ...
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Can avocado plant get direct March sunlight in a mediterranean area?

I've been learning a lot about avocadoes in the past months. Specially about indoor avocado plants. My avocados have always been next to a window without getting direct light (more like the ...
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avocado leaf getting black spots near vein

~1.5 year old indoor avocado plant recently started getting these black spots near the central vein. It's only on the top face of the leaf and only one leaf is affected. There seems to be no ...
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Yellow discoloration in Avocado leaves

Our two-year-old avocados have started flowering. But I recently noticed yellow patches on the leaves of the flowering plants. The leaves on the non-flowering plants seem to be fine. Otherwise, the ...
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Scarifying / cutting top and bottom of avocado seeds for faster germination? Also in water?

Straight-up question: Does scarifying avocadoes before putting them in water or a ziplock bag decrease the germination time? And if so, why is it extremely rare to see this procedure mentioned? ...
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Is my avocado tree dying due to transplant shock?

I bought a grafted avocado tree almost a month ago. You can see the state of it when I bought it in here. The seller said to transplant it directly into a big pot of at least 20-30cm. I did, water it, ...
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My avocado pit split in two

My avocado plant has been growing really well and it's healthy. One problem is that the pit it sprouted from has started getting kinda black and I touched it a bit too hard and it fell off. Also I ...
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Can an avocado plant drop it's seed (shell), and still grow?

I am trying to sprout (germinate?) 2 avocado seeds (toothpick and ziplock paper towel methods), and I bought a small avocado plant grafted with Hass variety, so I can make my own graftings in the ...
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Avocado growth seems stagnant after transfer to soil?

Avocado transferred to soil 3 weeks ago, had long full roots and was in water for about a year. Stem about 15cm long and leaves at the top. Once it stopped growing further I transferred it carefully ...
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Can the seeds of a type A avocado produce type B trees?

According to the blog for UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County The avocado exhibits a type of flowering behavior known as “synchronous dichogamy.” An individual flower will open for two ...
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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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