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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...