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

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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 ...
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Cutting back Avocado trees

I am growing an Avocado tree. I was told that the tree needs to be cut back. However, I am afraid of damaging it. My question is whether cutting back is recommended and how do I do this without ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 tree looking poorly

I have sprouted and grown an avocado tree (for fun, not profit) from a seed I kept about three years ago. The tree. Has just started growing well again after winter, so its alive. However, it just ...
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six foot avocado tree (indoor)

I have been given an avocado tree that is six feet tall. It looks more like a big bushy vine, and was never staked. Need to trim it and need to know how far back I can cut it safely.
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Avocado tree - multiple indications, not sure what is the issue

We have an avocado which used to produce fruits but last year it didn't produce any. I tried to compare the leaf condition with other cases but there are similarities to different cases, leaves have ...
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Spotted and yellow avocado leaves

Grown this avocado from seed, indoors, for three years. Recently, the leaves have been displaying a weird speckled pattern, then turning dramatically yellow very quickly and falling off. No evidence ...
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Should i trim my avocado plant through the winter?

I have several baby avocado plants that grew this summer. 2 of them i managed to get a first trim while it was still hot out, but at least 2 did not get a trimming. They are currently about 8-12 ...
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How to bend a large avocado tree branch

I am needing to bend a branch of 100mm diameter (4 inches) permanently upwards on a avocado tree. Needs to be raised by about a meter at a distance of 1.5 meters away from the trunk. I've used ratchet ...
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What's the issue with my avocado plant?

This leaf fell off the plant few days ago.. But I've been noticing this leaf one side dried for almost a month before that, is anything wrong with my plant, is it trying to tell me something? I ...
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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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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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Need advice for pruning indoor Avocado saplings

I have four Avocado "trees", which are now aproximately 1 - 1,5 years old. I did not prune them until now, because I did not know any better. I have read, that saplings should be reduced by half in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to prove an avocado grown from a seed is not a Hass?

I understand that In order for a Hass avocado to be so called, it needs to be grown from a cutting - specifically growing it from a seed will not result in a Hass avocado. Avocados grown from seed ...
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avocado plant recently replanted into larger pot is drying up - is being watered

I transplanted my 6 year old avocado plant from a 12x12 inch pot into a 12x36 inch clay pot. I spread out the root ball and set the plant down about 12'' from the surface. My plant has dried up ...
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How to grow an avocado successfully from seed [duplicate]

I have tried half a dozen times to get an avocado pit to grow. Does anyone have a secret I don't for how to sprout this obtuse seed?! Thank you!

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