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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2017, 10:42:04 AM »
I don't think the young tree was dead when they shipped it, but possibly unhealthy
when it arrived due to heat (Summer time) inside the box..., and I wasn't able to
rejuvenate the tree to recover from it...
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2017, 10:49:31 PM »
So my 30 yo avocado lost all it's leaves this past winter in Brazil, and it never came back.  Not sure what caused its demise, but I want to plant some new ones.  I still have a small avocado about 8 feet tall that I want to top work as it was just a seedling.  Because of my heavy rainfall and humidity, I think the Florida avocados would do better in my climate.  Can anyone shed some light on this and maybe suggest which cultivars I should graft?  My temperatures rarely go below freezing, but it still is possible.
I am an American from California/Rhode Island with a small farm in Southern Brazil. 
Sou um americano da Califůrnia e Rhode Island.  Eu tenho um sŪtio em Brusque, SC.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #102 on: November 27, 2017, 02:44:13 AM »
My only real beef with TT's is that my fruiting "LZ" is not LZ....I've planted the seeds and they are Mono not Poly like everyone states. I mean, it looks like LZ pics but the seeds are mono. That, and they're trees are have been Anthracnosed-big time. Chris

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #103 on: November 27, 2017, 02:45:31 AM »
My apologies for the hijack. Carry on. Chris

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #104 on: December 02, 2017, 11:00:32 AM »
Follow up on my green sir prize.  It turned black and got soft and tastes great.  Yes it will get better but its better than anything we can get at the store or market.  Notably better than the bacon and fuertes we have been eating.  We will continue to pick them every few weeks to see how they progress.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #105 on: December 03, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »
Follow up on my green sir prize.  It turned black and got soft and tastes great.  Yes it will get better but its better than anything we can get at the store or market.  Notably better than the bacon and fuertes we have been eating.  We will continue to pick them every few weeks to see how they progress.

Nice job!  Your opinion, I have one that is about 90% black.  Time to pick?  I only let this new tree hold 5 so don't have much wiggle room for experimenting.  The few Holiday I left are huge.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #106 on: December 03, 2017, 12:10:40 PM »
I would pick it. 

Great avocado, soft and spreadable and peels super easy.  Let it get nice and soft.  The skin is thin so they get wrinkly and flat spots from sitting on the counter.  Its ok, just let it get really soft even if it starts looking a bit over done


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #107 on: December 03, 2017, 05:25:19 PM »
Mark,
Are the avocados in your greenhouse hand-pollinated or pollinated by insects?
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #108 on: December 03, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
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I would be patient , whats the hurry, let it hang on the tree as long as it can for full flavor. Believe Iíve been harvesting sir Prize for a while and you want to wait.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2017, 09:59:12 AM »

One is about 95% black.   OK, will let it hang. There's no rush.  Was even thinking about letting one drop just to see what that's all about.



All my greenhouse fruit is pollinated by hundreds of visiting pollinators Greg. Every kind of specie of bee, moth, butterfly, wasp, and some really wild looking flies.  Flies really like the Gwen cado for some reason.  Perhaps ol Gwen needs a shower.  8)
 


Wow, Holiday is a big fruit.  One on the right has gotta be going on 2 pounds.  I'll let them go for another 8 mos.



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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #110 on: December 04, 2017, 10:15:09 AM »
Thanks Mark. Speaking of Gwen, mine is flowering right now, more and earlier than any of my other avocado varieties. Same for you?
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #111 on: December 04, 2017, 10:18:58 AM »
Mark

Yea, let them drop those look ready but if they want to hang on let them. Holiday is a good size fruit but production has been inconsistent for me. Iím patient so Iíll just let the tree mature since it does take too much space.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2017, 08:40:49 AM »
Thanks Mark. Speaking of Gwen, mine is flowering right now, more and earlier than any of my other avocado varieties. Same for you?

Because of our rather cold winters nothing but a key lime flowers until spring.  We've got a chance of snow come Wednesday night!   YESSSSSSSSSSSS!

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« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2017, 08:47:25 AM »
Mark

Yea, let them drop those look ready but if they want to hang on let them. Holiday is a good size fruit but production has been inconsistent for me. Iím patient so Iíll just let the tree mature since it does take too much space.

I also use skin gloss as an indicator.   Have never noticed but I'm wondering if another indicator might be some lignifying (woodiness) of the stem peduncle right next to the fruit.  With grapes good hang time, maturity, is often indicated by browning, lignifying, of the cluster peduncle along with other factors - brown seeds that crunch in the teeth, brix of 22* plus, etc.  I bet there is a difference in seed coat color for many fruit too.

It's my understanding that Holiday (being a sport of Reed) needs a good 14 - 18 mos. of hang time.  Am shocked as to how fast the Sir Prize matured from a blossom set in Feb./March. 

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #114 on: December 07, 2017, 10:28:52 AM »
Wind has been beating my trees up the last few days.  Here we are in December and have wildfire conditions and santa ana winds.  Went to look at the damage to the trees and had some hass fruit laying on the ground.  Everything else is hanging tight.  Snapped some photos of the fruits we are patiently waiting for.

Hass next to holiday


Reed balls


Pinkerton


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #115 on: December 07, 2017, 01:44:37 PM »
Wow, you Spaugh and Mark got very desirable collection of Avocado varieties!
Congratulations on successfully growing and nursing them;
I see lots of guacamole there... :D
Meanwhile, my Sir prize fruit is also darkening maybe about 70%
as of last week, so you guys will be ahead of me...

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2017, 01:55:52 PM »
The strong santa ana wind is knocking fruit off my trees today.  Sadly these would have been much closer to ready in 3 or 4 months.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #117 on: December 08, 2017, 09:11:46 AM »
The strong santa ana wind is knocking fruit off my trees today.  Sadly these would have been much closer to ready in 3 or 4 months.



Based on what we're witnessing on the news, you're lucky you have a home.  It just makes us sick to see what's going on in SoCal.

Having said that, the fruit look amazing.

Way to go Sam!

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #118 on: December 10, 2017, 10:42:24 PM »
Check out this article that talks of seedless avocados. Do you think they're referring to Fuerte cukes? And my gosh, do the Brits really find it that challenging to cut open an avocado that has a seed?

http://amp.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/cocktail_avocado_promoted_as_safer_version_by_british_grocer_selling_them.html
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