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

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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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Curing avocado root rot

I have two 2 years old avocados. Sadly, they weren't feeling well last few months: leaves started to drop and side branches started eventually to dry out. After massive googling a root rot due to ...
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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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Avocado leaf spots help

Hoping for some help on this one... 1 year old avocado tree in pot has been put outside for last month and has developed this on some of the leaves? Do I cut the leaf off? Please help
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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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Re potting a 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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Avocado leaves are browning and shriveling up

The plant was fine until a few days ago when i finally brought it outside. It has spent all of winter indoors in the same pot. The browning on this one greatly differs from the one that has salt ...
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Weird spots on avocado plant

My avocado plant of 4 years is having some weird pink-ish/white spots on some of its leafs. What are these and are they harmful? Should I remove those leafs or is there something else I should do? ...
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What is causing my avocado tree rot on leaf

I’m a newbie to growing avocado tree. This guys been growing for afew months and has recently started getting light brown spots on one of its leafs. The other leafs look okay apart from one or two ...
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Multiple types of brown spots developing on Avocado leaves

I've been growing a couple of avocado trees from pits and one of them is really struggling. It got a spider mite infestation, which I seem to have controlled by washing the leaves with a very dilute ...
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is perlite dust toxic or is it safe for humans to breath

I'm growing avocado seeds and I'm wondering as there is so many confusing info out there in regards to perlite. I would like to use it in my pots but I'm not sure if it is toxic or not. can I keep ...
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2 year old avocado plant not doing too great, possible cold damage

I have 2 avocado plants that are not doing too well... Here is a photo: About week ago they looked fine, a couple of dying leaves but nothing too bad. In the last couple of days temperatures have ...
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8-month avocado plant developed large spots on leaves that are spreading… what do I do?

I have an ~8 month avocado plant that was growing really well until about two months ago, when it started developing large dark brown spots on the leafs. The spots continued to spread to the ...
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How to trim an avocado tree?

I was recently given an avocado tree that is a 5 ft tall stalk. It is in a pot indoors. I would like to trim it to encourage bushiness. How much should I trim off? The top five leaves? The top three?...
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bottom watering for a baby avocado plant?

Can I use bottom watering for my avocado plant , instead of watering from the top . i thought that it would be easier to maintain.I would just have to monitor the level of water in the bottom of the ...
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~1 Year old Avocado tree drooping leaves after repotting

Hi recently I decided to move my avocado tree to a different pot because it suddenly stopped growing new leaves and the leaf tips had started to brown a bit. I believe I had watered a little too much ...
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My small avocado plant is dying

I think my small avocado plant is dying. I spent 15 days somewhere else for my holiday. Before I left my plant was perfectly healthy and lovely (photo below). I told my roommate to water it on Dec. ...
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Help! My avocado plants are drying out after transplanting

I grew 4 avocado trees from seed about a month ago, and they were growing really well and were healthy back then. However, I decided to transplant them after seeing how crowded the pot was and moved ...
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Avocado plant leaves drooping ** still in water**

The leaves on my avocado plant are drooping, the difference is, mine is still in the water cup I used to pop the seed. I was waiting to see wilting or burn on the leaves to indicate the time for ...
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Avocado plant white resin/wax like substance on back of leaves. What could it be?

I planted an avocado plant from seed about 2,5 years ago. The plant seemed to grow well, but I moved it alot, due to unproper conditions (lighting, temperature). For the last year, though, it stayed ...
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Please identify small black cones on avocado branch

One small branch of this five year old avocado tree is covered in black cones that resemble barnacle shells. Ants are clearly interested in them. What is going on here? Has something other than the ...
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Avocado plant “gone wrong”; can I lop off the top and get it back on track?

I have an avocado plant (indoors) which I grew from seed just for fun. Alas, I've neglected it and now it is 'leggy' and the top quarter is twisted 45 degrees. Can I cut it back close to the root and ...
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Avocado tree growing unhealthy - Brown spots, frizzle leaves

The issue: I have a 1.5 year old Avocado tree which has been growing for the worse since the summer. The medical history: (Lots of pictures ahead) It started before I did its first pot change. It ...
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Young avocado plant moves to soil for a week and leaves are drying and pointing down

Hi guys, am looking for advice for my young avocado plant which has stop growing and leaves curling and pointing downward as in the picture. Moves it from water to soil a week ago and it doesn't get ...
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Why is my day avocado turning brown?

I have had this for over a year and they are super temperamental I have learned. It’s happy in its pot but has over the last month started getting these spots. The leaves are soft still not brittle ...
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Are white stuff on avocado root a disease?

Are this white stuff in the avocado roots any illness of the plant? Should I do anything about it?
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Avocado plant wilting

I recently transplanted my avocado plant from a cup of water to a pot of soil (ph6.5-7) as the tips of the leaves started going brown. Since being transplanted the leaves have now drooped and are ...
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Avocado tree leaf covering by brown dots

I have a avocado tree in the backyard. The leaves are getting a lot of brown dots. Is it getting infected?thanks a lot!!
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indoor plant prunning

I have 2 avocado plants. i pruned them both and the new growth is growing sideways. I stake one to get it to straight and that plant now has trouble supporting its own weight. I would like to prune ...
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Avocado leaves with yellowish/brown spots

I have two young avocado plants in my room that show some problems. The older one (I started growing the plant from a seed 4 months ago) started to show yellowish/brown spots on its leaves about a ...
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Indoor Avocado plant leaves are drying up with dark brown spots

My year old avocado plants leaves are drying up. I raised my avocado tree from a pit. When it became larger we moved it from a window sill to our master bathroom. He gets sunlight through a block ...
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California Avocado Tree HELP

My sapling tree was a gift from a family member who grows them for sale. He prepared it for me, told me how to plant, water and care for it in my yard. I did exactly as he said. My tree was doing ...
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Avocado pruning, fertilizing and repotting advice

My very leggy avocado plant is about 1 meter tall and seems to be suffering from chlorosis. I think I need to prune it to make it more bushy, fertilize it and repot it. In what order should I do these ...
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Is my Avocado dead?

The result of 4 weeks without any additional watering. I have had this avacado growing from seed, perhaps 3 or 4 years now. It has always grown well. I could leave it in the window for 2 weeks and at ...
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Avocado seeds/stems, do I place in pot with soil, should I put them in a window?

I do not have a green thumb and have had zero success growing an avocado tree from a seed. That being said, while at work I placed some avocado seeds in water and they started to grow. The one on ...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

Soon after I moved my avocado tree to a terracotta pot (from IKEA), something like white mold appeared on the outside of the pot and it hasn't gone away for months. Does anyone know what might be ...
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Avocado from seed - to prune or not to prune?

I trid to get an avocado tree started from a seed a couple of years ago. The advice from this website was to wait until it was around 6-7 inches tall, then cut it down to about three inches to ...
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What is wrong with my avocado plant?

I have been growing this avocado plant from pip - it is now nearly 4 years old and about 5ft high. I water it regularly but never so it sits in water and prune the ends to stop it growing larger. ...
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Why are my avocado leaves burning at the end?

I have about 5 avocado plants grown from seed stage in containers. 2 are close to 2.5 years old and 3 are about a year or 1.5 years old. The 2 oldest ones are not doing so well but the youngest ones ...
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Avocado pruning and repotting advice

Firsty I'm new to the site so hope I'm posting in the correct place! I grew my avocado tree/bush from scratch as an experiment with my nephew and a few months ago I cut it in half (see last picture ...