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

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Little light-green / yellow spots on my avocado plant leaf

So, basically I have this avocado plant that I grew from a seed a year ago. It is progressing really great. Planted in pot and staying indoors, located near direct afternoon sunlight. I had this ...
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Avocado Pit Questions

I'm fairly new to gardening, planting, and whatnot. But I did get an avocado from my local farmers market. (It was organic.) But I took the pit out, I followed all the steps on basically all the ...
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Brown leaves on avocado plant [duplicate]

Why are the edges of my avocado plant leaves turning brown? It is kept indoors near a window with indirect light. Should I cut it back to restart new leaves? Could it be root bound?
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Mexican Avocado tree grown indoors 1½ years old has round spots on leaves [closed]

I have a Mexican Avocado tree growing indoors in the winter (we live in the Northeast) outdoors in the summer. It has developed white round spots and the edges to the inside are becoming brown and the ...
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Should I fertilize young mango and avocado trees which have stopped growing?

I have a few mango and avocado trees. They are between 5 and 6 months old. They appear to have stopped growing. Should I fertilize them, or is it too early? If it is too early for fertilization, what ...
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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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Growing Avocado from Pit

I’m no gardener nor do I have a “green thumb”. I found this pit inside an avocado that I cut the same day that my 8yr old son brought home, what looked to be, a successfully germinated pinto bean from ...
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What should I do about a newly planted avocado tree that stopped growing?

The new avocado tree that I bought isn't growing well since I planted it in the ground. Should I put more soil around it to build the ground up?
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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 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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How to care for bent avocado tree

I have an avocado tree I started from a pit. It has lived in upstate New York indoors and has grown tall and skinny. I recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia and so can have it outdoors more. The tree is ...
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Avocado Seedlings cold tolerance

I have a couple of avocado seedlings grown from pip (can't help it, its an addiction - I know Im better off with grafted ones, and have those too !) - I'm running out of space on my Window Sill and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Avocado plant growing too tall, can I prune it without any leave growth

Can I cut this avocado plant back? Almost 2 feet long and first of leaves just starting to grow.
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How to care for my potted avocado plant

I’ve been caring for 2 avocado plants grown from a seed for the past 2 years. They’ve survived transplanting and my flatmates not caring for them when I went on holiday. The biggest one has a lot of ...
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Young avocados drying out despite water?

I recently purchased 2 Fuerte - 1 possibly Hass- avocados. For 2 weeks they lived on the porch receiving late afternoon sun. I watered them with rain water. They seemed happy. Then I moved them to a ...
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How should I care for this avocado plant?

I've inherited this avocado-in-progress from a friend moving house and I'm wondering if it's still healthy and worth keeping, and if so how best to care for it? So far it has lived in a cup of water ...
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Avocado pruning

I have about two year old avocado that doesn't seem to be doing that well. It grows new leaves from time to time but the older leaves tend to turn brown at the same rate. It's an indoor avocado that ...
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Why is my avocado tree losing its leaves?

I live in Florida and have an outdoor avocado tree which is 20 ft tall. This winter it had plenty of leaves, but once it set fruit the leaves started to yellow and fall off. I have a sprinkler system ...
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Why is the leaf on my avocado tree drooping? [duplicate]

I have had an indoor avocado tree for a couple of months, but it doesn't look like the pictures on Google. One leaf is almost touching the tree. The new leaves on top are fine but when others appear ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to help this avocado tree?

The tree lost a lot of it leaves over the last year and the upper parts seem to be dead wood by now. However it has sprouted a lot of new branches in the bottom portion as visible on the picture. The ...
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Avocado leaf veins problem

I have 1-year old indoor avocado tree. Recetly, I noticed gray / brown spots around its veins. What is the problem and how to fix it? Avocado was firstly pruned 4 days ago. I am not sure if the ...
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Why is my avocado tree dropping its leaves?

I live in S. Florida (zone 10B). We planted a grafted avocado this past May. All year it's been doing pretty well, and we got a few small fruits a few weeks ago. Shortly after harvest, it started to ...
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Curly avocado leaves

Morning, everybody! I was hoping you could help me with my little avocado plant. Its' leaves started to curl up. I thought it was from overwatering, but now I only water it once a week and it still ...
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I cut my avocado roots too much

I have a 4year old avocado plant which is about 5 feet tall. Recently I cut the roots in attempt to thicken the stem, but I think I took way to much off and now it doesn't look too well. Stem is ...
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My avocado tree is not doing well [closed]

My avocado tree has been growing for a year just in the last few days the top has started to droop and bend over sideways the rest of the tree looks healthy but my healthy leaves are falling off. I ...
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Papery lumps in avocado fruit [closed]

I have a well established avocado tree of probably 30-40 years in San Jose, CA 95112. It is about 25 feet tall. I believe this is a Bacon or a Zutano variety (elongated pear shape with green thin skin)...
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My avocado trees are having a really hard time [duplicate]

I am growing 3 avocado trees. They are about 2 years old and they were doing really well, they have spent winters indoors and summer out side. They are currently inside and I will be moving them ...
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How to tell if a high-up avocado is ready to pick?

Near my work there is an avocado tree growing out over the street that goes unharvested by its owners. I kind of want to try one of the avocados. How do I know when I should go there with the fruit ...
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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 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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How to treat fungus on indoor avocado plant leaves

I have an indoor avocado plant which I just repotted but up until this point have really neglected. Despite this it seems to have grown happily over the last two years and hasn't required or received ...
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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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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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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 “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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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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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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Newbie with yellow/falling avocado tree leaves

First time newbie here: I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has ...
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Ants on the tip of my avocado plant. What should I do?

There are ants on the tip of my young avocado plant, and they've been there for a while now. I didn't know what to do. I thought they would go away after a while, but they don't. Is this a good thing ...