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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2016, 03:45:09 PM »
Sharwill seems to be a heavy producer. Too many fruits compared to the branch size.
When is a good time to thin avocados?
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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2016, 04:18:11 PM »
I did not bother to thin anything. Avocados manage themselves well. Except the tree branches seems to grow in all directions, I may need some one experienced to advise me how to trim it down the road...

Alleged "Haas" branch turns out to be giving me round avocados, I guess it's a Reed after all? LOL no complaints!
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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2017, 03:01:47 AM »
23 months passed since the grafting process:

Fuerte (original branch) produced well this year.
Sharwill had maybe 3-4 fruits from a relatively small graft
Reed had maybe 4-5 fruits between 3 grafts, they seem to grow relatively dominant
Jan Boyce flowers heavily right now (alarming that no fruits set from last year's bloom)
Can't remember what is queen doing, slightly shadowed by reed
No Hass graft after all
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 03:19:35 AM by funlul »
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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 08:27:40 AM »
Congratulations on getting fruits from Few of your grafted varieties. Watch out for the Fuerte, it can get out of hand very fast.

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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2017, 02:42:37 PM »
Reed and fuerte both growing fast, sigh.
Oh correction, JB did produce one fruit.





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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 03:50:12 PM »
Congratulations, indeed.  Seeing your result give me some hope, I been meaning to do something similar to my unknown avocado tree for a while now.  Only problem is, I think tree is way too large now.




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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2017, 12:11:07 AM »
You'll lose a few years of fruit but it should come back if you stump it and paint it with dilute latex paint to protect against sunburn. That's what commercial growers in SD did when we had drought weather. Stump their trees to reduce water and then return to normal production in 3 years.

The only thing is the work it'll take you to cut that tree.

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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2017, 12:41:22 AM »
The only thing is the work it'll take you to cut that tree.

Or $$
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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2017, 10:39:59 PM »
funlul,
That's great your grafts worked out and now fruiting.
The past 2 years went fast.

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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2017, 11:14:36 AM »
Nice job Funlul, your harvesting your en-joyful works  ;)

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Re: Trimming overgrown avocado tree then graft?
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2017, 03:49:53 PM »
New varieties added to the tree after major trimming: hass (April) and suspected mexicola Grande (May). Fingers crossed they continue to grow well. This avocado tree is amazingly tolerant with me. Knock on wood.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 10:19:19 AM by funlul »
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