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

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How to prevent avocado from drying out indoors?

I have an avocado plant that has grown indoors since it was a pit. It grew first in a badly insulated, north-facing, wet and cool house, where it grew splendidly. After I moved it to a well insulated ...
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How is an Avocado plant started?

I find ourselves buying one or two Avocados twice a week. It's one of these things that I've been wanting to do for a long time: grow an avacado plant. What is the ideal climate or exposure to ...
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Advanced care of an indoor avocado plant

I have a 6-month-old indoor avocado plant that is growing nicely. I have cut it back a few times and it is now about 1 meter (3 feet) high: How often and how much should I prune my avocado plant? Can ...
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What is the best type of soil for growing an indoor avocado plant?

Do you know what is the best soil for an avocado plant? Would it vary depending on the breed? What would be a good recipe for this soil (for growing indoors)?
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Is it too late to pinch back my avocado plant?

I'm growing an avocado plant from the pit (started with the toothpicks and glass method). Unfortunately I was out of town when it hit its growth spurt and therefore was not there to pinch back the ...
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Will my avocado tree produce fruits in my non-tropical climate region?

I have successfully germinated an avocado seed and am now willing to bring it outside and plant it in the soil. I live on the coast in Northern Portugal, so we never get negative temperatures. ...
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What is this brown, shell-like thing growing on the stalk of my avocado plant?

Could you please help identifying this brown shell-like thing growing on the stalk of my avocado plant? There are several of these. It looks like a little shell (with the appearance of a woodlouse's ...
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How to take care of an avocado plant in the chihuahuan desert?

A friend of mine gave me an avocado plant that she grew from seed. She kept it primarily in a well-shaded patio. I don't have such a patio... in fact, I have a non-shaded house with frequent strong ...
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Why are these white dots appearing on my citrus and avocado trees and the leaves getting pale?

My Orange and small avocado trees are becomming yellowish and have many dots on them, is this a deficiency of something or something else? I checked the bottom of the leaves for any sort of plague ...
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Can I grow a dwarf avocado tree in my climate?

I'm looking into getting some potted plants since I have a patio at my apartment; one plant I'm interested in is the avocado. However, I live in northeastern Ohio. It looks like bacon avocado trees ...
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What is happening to the leaves of my avocado?

I have an avocado plant in my outdoors balcony. It's been growing nicely, but there are small brown dots/holes in the leaves for some time now. I don't see anything in the underside of the leaves, and ...
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Avocado leaves turn to brown at the middle

My avocado is 3 years old. Except summer time, it is always difficult time for it. Due to cold and windy weather, Avocado is always in-door during these seasons. There is not enough sun light in my ...
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How do I repot an avocado?

My avocado tree is just a little bit over 1 1/2 feet (45cm) tall. Will it survive if I put it in soil? If so, how do I replant it? For example, I'd like to know what size of pot, type of soil, ...
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Growing Avocado in large Container

I'm wanting to grow (from seed + my own grafting) an Avocado tree in an IBC container. IBC Containers are about 1m x 1m x 1m. How practical is this, and is this space enough for an avocado tree to ...
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Is this avocado fruit?

I purchased this avocado Reed sapling about 6 months ago from a shop 200 miles north of me. It's a type A avocado and I also bought a type B. The Reed started to flower over Xmas and I noticed what ...
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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

I am planning on purchasing an avocado tree (grown from seed) online, as the seller has agreed to provide me with a cutting from his mature, fruit bearing plant, and I want to experiment with grafting....
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Why is my avocado plant drooping and looking weak?

I have an avocado plant I started from a pit, it’s around 1.5 years old. Around a month ago we put it in a bigger pot, because it stopped growing and we thought it needed more space. In these last ...
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What do I do with my avocado plant during arctic winter?

I am going to start with describing my plant and how it has grown and its living conditions, and then I'll ask my questions later. So I have this indoor avocado plant which I planted from a nut and it ...
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Growing avocado from seed

The first time ever my avocado seed grew a root so when it got really long I planted it and then nothing and I thought I had killed it so while in the dirt I broke off part of the seed just to find ...
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When to Plant Avocado

My avocado tree is about 4" tall now with big bright green leaves. It is still suspended in water. I've read that I should wait for my seedling to reach 6" in height, cut the leaves off, wait for them ...
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Why do the leaves of my avocado tree have brown edges and spots?

I have inherited an avocado tree in a hot, arid climate in a very windy spot. It has been watered well, but its leaves look like something is wrong with it - they have brown edges. Perhaps it's been ...
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How long may an avocado pit be left out after having been removed from its fruit?

I have had some uninspiring success growing avocados from the pit, by suspending them in a glass of water using toothpicks. Recently, I had set aside several pits to do the same, but didn't get around ...
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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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Why is my avocado plant dying with brown, decaying leaves?

A few years ago I grew an avacado plant from some seed and some time later leaves started turning brown and fell from the plant. I tried a lot, but landed on the thought that perhaps since it has ...
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Will my avocado plant grow after the top has broken off?

I tried to root an avocado pit in water with toothpicks as suggested, but gave up after leaving it for quite a long time. Finally I just stuck the pit in dirt and watered it. Six months later a tall ...
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Why are mushrooms growing from the base of my potted avocado tree?

My avocado tree was doing fine, until I noticed it begin to wilt, although her sister was doing fine. I didn't know what fertilizers to give it first, but later I noticed mushrooms growing at its ...
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Sprouting dried avocado pit

The first time I tried sprouting an avocado, I got a tree that lived in a pot for about 4 years. Ever since then I have not been able to get a pit to sprout. I have 5 pits that someone saved for me ...
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Avocado plant is dying

I planted an avocado plant from seed about two years ago. It grew to about 1.5 meters with some leaves. But suddenly, it started drying from its middle. I truncated and pruned it from that point but ...
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Is my avocado plant looking healthy?

I'm sorry if this is another one of those useless-for-the-community post but I'm just curious, if anyone could tell me if my avocado plant is looking healthy or not. Perhaps if you're an expert and ...
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Avocado trees diseases

Here are my avocado leaves from both sides. Can anyone please tell what kind of fungus or thing this is? It's causing all the leaves with those dark spots. This is a 30 feet tall "don't know how many ...
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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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Moving/trimming 35 year old avocado tree grown from seed

I am moving cross-country (Minnesota to northern New York) and want to bring my double-stem, 35-year-old avocado tree with me but it's too big to fit in the car (9 feet tall and 6 feet wide). If I ...
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Why are my avocado's leaves drying out from the edges?

I recently moved into a house in the South SF Bay Area in California, with three large avocado trees. I've noticed that the leaves on one of these trees is drying out from the edges: Here's another ...
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How much should I water an avocado plant guided by a moisture meter?

I have a moisture meter that registers readings from 0.0 to 9.9 (driest to wettest). I cannot find a listing for a potted avocado tree. Can you give me info as to what percentage is optimal for the ...
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Why are my avocado plant leaves brown and brittle?

I have a small avocado plant that sprouted from seed this summer (June). It was thriving for a while and then it stopped growing and started getting brown leaves. The leaves start getting brown on the ...
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Where to prune an indoor avocado tree?

I want to prune my indoor avocado tree to increase branching, and make it more bushy, not just one wobbly stem. Where should I cut it?
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Avocado leaves browning and dying

Anyone know what is going on with my avocado tree last year it was fine i grew it from a seed but this year the leaves have suddenly started browning and dying off and at first i thought i was over-...
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Help needed to repot my 42" avocado tree in my apt please!

Hello wonderful people with green thumbs! I've managed to grow an adorable avocado tree from a supermarket avocado pit. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm usually awful with plants so this was truly ...
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Black spots along the veins of avocado leaves

Dear gardening enthusiasts, I'd like to ask for your advice. My 3-years old avocado, planted in a pot, has some problems, please see attached photo of one of its leaves' both sides. Since several ...
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Will pruning back a leggy Avocado to below the leaves kill the tree?

I have an avocado tree that is approximately 1.5 meters tall and all its leaves are in the top 30cm. I'd like to cut the tree back to 20cm but then it won't have any leaves. If I do this, will it ...
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Is it possible to know if a small avocado plant is going to be a fruitful tree?

I started growing an avocado pit, which grew very nicely until now. I was wondering if there's any way to know if it can become a fruitful tree - if so I'd like to plant it in my garden, but if it ...
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Avocados from seed - inside house or polytunnel during germination?

I've got a windowsill with a number of avocados growing from seed (I'm in Rural Auckland - so US Hardiness zone 9b, heading towards winter) - A couple of my plants have just started to poke out the ...
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Why should I prune my avocado plant already when only two weeks old?

In most instructions I've read about growing an avocado plant, it says things like the following: In 2-6 weeks, roots and a stem will sprout from the seed. When the stem is about six inches long, ...
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What is/are the probable cause/s of Avocado leaf curl?

It is known that Avocado (Persea americana) is vulnerable to viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, as well as disease due to nutrient deficiencies. The specimen pictured below is growing within ...
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Why does my avocado seedling have just a tall stalk with no leaves?

I've planted an avocado seed in dirt and it has begun to grow, only there are no leaves: just a skinny tall stalk. Any idea as to why the leaves are not growing?
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How do I save my avocado plant?

I was wondering if someone could help. I have had an avocado plant for years, I've kept it small by pruning it and it's become part of my family in a way. It lives on my windowsill and has been ...
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How do I recover an avocado plant that shriveled while I was away for a week?

We have an avocado plant grown from the seed and it was doing very well until we went on a 1 week holiday. Although we watered it before we left, we came back to a plant with shriveled up and drooping ...
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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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How to help an avocado plant recover from plant transplant shock?

I have an avocado plant which has sat and grown happily (well probably not) on a windowsill in my flat for ~ 2 years. I paid it no attention except to water it occasionally when I noticed it needed ...
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Should I water my indoor plant with warmer water during winter?

At the moment where I live the ambient temperature ranges from -5 to 5°C (23 to 41°F) and will get colder. I have an indoor plant and I noticed that after I water it, the pot and the soil remain ...