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How to take care of an avocado plant in the chihuahuan desert?

First off, if its grown from seed you may want to consider grafting while its still a manageable size. If it frosts in your area this may be a consideration in getting a suitable graft, in the ...
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How to Get Indoor Avocado Tree to Branch Out

There are a lot of questions about avocado from people with the same issue. Avocado's have strong apical dominance. This plant wants to be a very tall tree. The other factor is that when grown ...
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Growing Avocado in large Container

I think this is a bad idea. Avocados require freely draining soil, and if you're planting inside an IBC, then you're going to need most of a cubic ton of an artificial soil mix. But most of that ...
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Avocado leaves turn to brown at the middle

Bulrush is correct. Very few plants need to be watered every day. A better technique is to let the top inch of soil dry out and then water thoroughly until water comes out the bottom of the pot. ...
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Why do the leaves of my avocado tree have brown edges and spots?

I have seen this same type of damage on an avocado in a pot that was allowed to go dry. Given that your plant is outdoors in a hot and dry area this looks like stress caused by inadequate water. ...
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Do I need to thin sprouts from an avocado pit?

You can leave it the way it is. Most likely 2 of the shoots will die off as Avocados have strong apical dominance. If this doesnt happen, having multiple shoots won't hurt the tree. (Multiple ...
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Is it possible to know if a small avocado plant is going to be a fruitful tree?

Most avocado plants are hybrids and seeds will not necessarily come true from seed. Fruit could be better, worse or the same. Also, avocados are large trees. Your chances of getting a crop from a ...
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Why should I prune my avocado plant already when only two weeks old?

Trim the roots, yes. This will encourage a denser root system. Trim the stem? I can't see why. An avocado is a tree and no amount of trimming on the stem will make it grow like a bush. Avocado's ...
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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

(Posting because no one else did, and a partial answer is probably better then no answer) Avocados do have tap roots, but they do not go down very deep at all, so much so I'd hardly even call them ...
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Growing Avocado in large Container

I agree with Graham that this is not likely to produce the results you want if you use regular Avocado stock. There is a dwarf avocado called the Wurtz which will successfully crop when grown in a ...
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Avocados from seed - inside house or polytunnel during germination?

Avocados are a subtropical species that like high humidity and a climate without even mild frost. They prefer deep, well drained soil that has a pH around 6.2 (slightly acidic). Since they don't like ...
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Will pruning back a leggy Avocado to below the leaves kill the tree?

I'm not an expert with Avocados yet, but when my goats did something similar to one of my avocados about 6 months ago, new leaves did arrive on the scene, but the avo has still not grown back - it was ...
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Is this avocado fruit?

Here's the link to the grower of your avocado Waimea Nursery- Reed is the variety - there are 500 varieties. Are you in the South Island or North? Most production is Bay of Plenty, but with shelter, ...
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Is my avocado plant looking healthy?

Your avocado looks fairly healthy...good soil, color is a bit on the light green side and curling down could be due to time of day or temperature. The big question is fertilizer. Have you used a ...
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Why is my avocado plant drooping and looking weak?

Drooping is a sign of 'wet feet', hence overwatering (see comment of @Evil Elf). If you water the plant too often, the soil can get too wet (even if the top layer seems fine). Try to feel finger deep ...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

It's nothing to worry about, though you may not like the way it looks. Terracotta pots allow moisture to permeate their clay, and minerals from the soil and water end up depositing on the outside of ...
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is perlite dust toxic or is it safe for humans to breath

According to the US National Institutes of Health (not politicized yet, thankfully), perlite dust is NOT hazardous. Here is a great source for more information - the relevant information is in the ...
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How do I save my avocado plant?

In my experience, and as was recommended to me by other avocado growers, the plant should be kept out of harsh, direct sun as long as the stem is still green and hasn't yet formed proper bark. Outdoor ...
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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

I transplanted 3 avocado trees from a veg garden to pots. The tap roots on 2 of them stayed in tact. The other snapped off leaving only an inch. Surprising that the snapped tap root plant is doing ...
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How do I recover an avocado plant that shriveled while I was away for a week?

This plant is well established and will do everything it needs without any assistance. I agree the leaves look dead but you should wait until you see new growth before removing the old leaves. ...
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What should I do about a newly planted avocado tree that stopped growing?

No, don't do that; that's something you might do as a temporary thing at the onset of winter in cold areas, to protect the roots, but not piling it up against the trunk of the tree. Knowing where you ...
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Avocado... help my girl go down the right path!

There are a lot of people who like to grow avocado. You are fortunate that you can grow yours outside year round. repot with a pot one size larger the leaves are drooping in response to reduced ...
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Why is my avocado tree dying and how can I reverse it?

Avocados need a lot of water. The soil the tree is in should always be moist, not damp but it should always be moist. Are you letting the tree try to fruit? During draught it may be a good idea to nip ...
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Advanced care of an indoor avocado plant

By pruning the main stem back, you force the plant to back bud, or grow a greater amount of smaller leaves. This is how you achieve that "bushy" appearance that you want. Back budding also allows ...
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How is an Avocado plant started?

The ideal climate to grow avos in is sub-tropical - ideally 15-30 degree centigrade temperatures - but you can go lower and higher. The thing is that avocados do not like freezing weather - most ...
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Why does my avocado seedling have just a tall stalk with no leaves?

Most likely something is eating the leaves. If the plant is small (less then 6" / 15cm or so, it the leaves would possibly be very small and still folded.
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Avocado plant is dying

Shoot, another instance of too big a pot for the size of plant. Too wet. Roots are rotting and not happy thus the top growth is dying. Sorry sweetie. You are going to have to try again, yes? See ...
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Is this avocado fruit?

Some additional notes on why this sapling has started to fruit. It seems I didn't need to purchase the B plant after all in my climate. The flowers synchronise their sex phases - the tree slow ...
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Should I fertilize young mango and avocado trees which have stopped growing?

I'd suggest that since both trees are suffering, then you've used the wrong material for potting these trees, and their roots are suffering. So, pull them out to have a look to see if they're rotting ...
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