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Grafting avocado tree
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:22:24 PM »
I have searched the forum and can't find an answer to my question.

I live in Florida zone 9.

I have been sprouting 'Florida' avocado seeds and have a small orchard on my deck. I believe these are Hall variety. Unlike the Hass or some of the others these seeds seem to sprout if you look at them cross eyed. They make a very hearty stalk very quickly.

I want to experiment with grafting. I have a Brogden tree that I bought which is now about 4 feet. It has not yet produced fruit. I also have a Wurtz on the way.

My questions are these; do the Hall's make good root stock? If I graft a Brogden scion to one of the Hall's is it possible it will produce fruit even though the Brogden is young?

I do not expect to make tons of fruit. I am more interested in the experiment of grafting rather than buying trees.

Thanks...

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Re: Grafting avocado tree
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:29:15 PM »
I have avocado rootstocks 2 feet tall but of thin trunk diameter. Can these be side-cleft grafted now (start of autumn/fall here)?
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Re: Grafting avocado tree
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 10:58:22 PM »
By young do you mean small or was it a seedling itself? Scions from a fruiting tree should flower/fruit sooner than later, definitely sooner than a seedling

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Re: Grafting avocado tree
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 11:17:20 PM »
IF you mean small caliber then yes you can side graft or veneer graft. I haven’t tried a z-graft for scions that are larger than the rootstock and I get the feeling that avocado is a little more finicky than other trees. In general, side or veneer grafts are my favorite types of graft. You just want to be sure your rootstock is in an active growth phase or else it may just sit there until it fails.

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Re: Grafting avocado tree
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 07:42:22 AM »
Yes... In OZ this month & next are good times  to graft Avocardos. now not to hot ...... Mike

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Re: Grafting avocado tree
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 08:05:35 AM »
I advice you to check Carlos's website @
https://www.myavocadotrees.com/
 and his youtube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/user/GraftingAvocados/videos

You will find plenty of useful information about avocado grafting

I personally did the same
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