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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #650 on: July 01, 2019, 06:57:30 AM »
Ok, good to know. I will need to graft the Pinkerton and taste it for myself.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #651 on: July 01, 2019, 07:30:47 AM »
Brad, I did have a grafted Holiday tree branch (purchase 1 gal graft plant from greenscene, Julie Frink) and the branch grew just like your trees. Always dropping and never grew upwards toward the sky. I waited 4 years to get a few fruits to taste ( 18 months) and it was very good. But due to the branch always growing sideways and drop, I got rid of my grafted branches.

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« Reply #652 on: July 01, 2019, 09:28:41 AM »
Interesting because the Irvine orchard tree she showed was perfectly shaped.  Are you giving it a lot of nitrogen?

I think it was Part two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpH5Kpzxy8

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« Reply #653 on: July 01, 2019, 02:11:19 PM »
Mark, I see the tree in the video, it is bushy as my grafted branch was. Sometimes its hard to see how the actual branch wood is growing (straight or droopy) unless you look inside the canopy/leaves (yes, hers is straight and nice looking). But I must admit my Holiday was grafted on the lowest branch on the tall seedling plant which is about 15 ft. So it may have been more in the shade of my other varieties that are grafted. I tried to tie the branches up to the higher branches of the tree but new branches would still look like the photo of Brad's tree (wants to point downwards). When the big avocado fruit starts to grown the branch droops even more.

I don't give any fertilizer to my trees, just good old water and they grow rather fast, the Holiday graft started fruiting by the 2nd year. My Hawaiian seedling rootstock grows about 8ft+ yearly so I need to cut it back every year. Any grafts I put on this tree grows fast and fruits rather quickly. Maybe the Holiday would have grown straighter if it was on its own rootstock and not grafted on a small side branch on the lowest part of this tree I have. I do like the taste of the fruit.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #654 on: July 01, 2019, 02:26:13 PM »
You can see all the horizontal wood in that video.


 My trees have some leaders on them now, they are actually looking OK.  I have to keep pruning the bottom of the tree to get it to grow up and out.  Ill post a pic next time I go out to the orchard. 
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« Reply #655 on: July 02, 2019, 01:08:02 AM »
Heres the holiday tree that is flushing nicely.  I figure it will be 10 years before this tree can hold a decent load.  Maybe I will get 1 or 2 this year.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #656 on: July 03, 2019, 09:40:07 AM »
Heres the holiday tree that is flushing nicely.  I figure it will be 10 years before this tree can hold a decent load.  Maybe I will get 1 or 2 this year.



That's a beautiful shape.  Would think you'd get a good load by now then again I've never grown a pure Holiday.

sc4001992, sounds pretty nice and much like my vineyard which is on steroids without any irrigation or fertilizer.  It's all about the roots.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #657 on: July 03, 2019, 09:52:07 AM »
Stewart avocados growing...
 


Sir prize
 


Bacon avocado small fruits
 

 


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #658 on: July 03, 2019, 11:36:21 AM »
Stewart avocados growing...
 


Sir prize
 


Bacon avocado small fruits
 

 


Luis, thats awesome you got some avocados hanging !  And new seedlings growing.   You should call them "sir prize seedling" or "stewart seedling" or give them new names as they aren't really sir prize or stewarts, they are new types.  You don't want to spread scion wood of these and call them something they are not. 

Is the bacon also a seedling tree?



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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #659 on: July 03, 2019, 11:48:42 AM »
Stewart avocados growing...
 


Sir prize
 


Bacon avocado small fruits
 

 


Luis, thats awesome you got some avocados hanging !  And new seedlings growing.   You should call them "sir prize seedling" or "stewart seedling" or give them new names as they aren't really sir prize or stewarts, they are new types.  You don't want to spread scion wood of these and call them something they are not. 

Is the bacon also a seedling tree?
Hello my friend! My bacon tree i bought some years ago on nursery here. Yes they are seedlings... your seeds are not real stewarts and sir prize? Thank's!

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #660 on: July 03, 2019, 11:56:16 AM »
The seeds are from stewart and sir prize.  But the trees do not come out to be exactly the same as the parent.  Surely you understand the only way to have a sir prize or stewart is to graft it.  Im not trying to nit pick you, what I dont want to happen is for scions of those seedlings to be spread out in europe and propogated and be called something they are not.  I hope that makes sense.
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« Reply #661 on: July 03, 2019, 12:02:41 PM »
The seeds are from stewart and sir prize.  But the trees do not come out to be exactly the same as the parent.  Surely you understand the only way to have a sir prize or stewart is to graft it.  Im not trying to nit pick you, what I dont want to happen is for scions of those seedlings to be spread out in europe and propogated and be called something they are not.  I hope that makes sense.
Yes it will be a stewart and sir prize from seed...  ;)

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #662 on: July 03, 2019, 12:09:18 PM »
Haha.  You should really make up some new names if you plan to share scions. 
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #663 on: July 03, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
Haha.  You should really make up some new names if you plan to share scions.
Really?  :o

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« Reply #664 on: July 03, 2019, 09:59:05 PM »
Yes.  Absolutely give them new names to avoid any confusion.
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #665 on: July 05, 2019, 04:45:18 PM »
My dad has an avocado tree that he grew from a seedling 15 years ago.  He brought the seed back from his trip in VietNam. I remembered it fruited a couple of times in year 4th or 5th.  However, it has't produce any fruit since then.  It is quite a vigorous and healthy tree.  Every year it would flowered but wouldn't fruited.  This year, it shed all the leaves and right now there is nothing but flowers.  See attached.  I know it is a crapshoot in getting fruit from seedling but is there any trick or anything he can do to get a some fruit from this tree?  It is quite beautiful.




If it's in good health, top it down to 3-4 ft tall and graft onto new shoots. I did it to mine and can't be happier. Mix and match different varieties if desired.
Looking for scionwoods: loquat, cherimoya, jujube, chocolate perssimon

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #666 on: July 05, 2019, 05:08:14 PM »
My new Ettinger avocado tree arrived today! It's great! I'm very happy!
I will post pics tomorrow...   ;D

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #667 on: July 06, 2019, 12:57:42 PM »
Haha.  You should really make up some new names if you plan to share scions.
Really?  :o

Absolutely.  They are seedlings, not Stewart or Sir Prize.

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« Reply #668 on: July 06, 2019, 03:14:36 PM »
My new Ettinger avocado tree arrived today! It's great! I'm very happy!
I will post pics tomorrow...   ;D
My new Ettinger avocado...
 

 

 


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« Reply #669 on: July 07, 2019, 10:23:07 AM »
My new Ettinger avocado tree arrived today! It's great! I'm very happy!
I will post pics tomorrow...   ;D
My new Ettinger avocado...
 

 

 


Good choice, congradulations and good luck with that one.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #670 on: July 07, 2019, 12:29:37 PM »
Surprised to hear that Brad. No fruit set or are you accounting for fruit drop after high heat? Mine has a good 20 on it and it's smaller than yours


Heres the holiday tree that is flushing nicely.  I figure it will be 10 years before this tree can hold a decent load.  Maybe I will get 1 or 2 this year.








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« Reply #671 on: July 07, 2019, 12:35:36 PM »
They have fruit but they fall off after 12 months.  The fruits get massive and the tree cant hold them until the tree is mature.  Thin it down to 1 or 2 would be my advice
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« Reply #672 on: July 07, 2019, 02:26:37 PM »
My new Ettinger avocado tree arrived today! It's great! I'm very happy!
I will post pics tomorrow...   ;D
My new Ettinger avocado...
 

 

 


Good choice, congradulations and good luck with that one.
Thank you my friend! I will get one lamb-hass too... a bit risky choice but i will plant it on a more protected sunny place...

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #673 on: August 12, 2019, 03:32:17 AM »
3 bacon avocado fruits on my tree...
 

 

 


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #674 on: August 21, 2019, 08:04:06 AM »
New scion wood avocado just arrived!
Hass, Red Long Neck pyriformis, Red Oval and Red Pyriformis...   ;D

It's the first time i will graft avocado treed... just hope they grow!



 

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