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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #850 on: August 19, 2020, 01:15:00 PM »
Banana looks fine, it looks a bit elevated, havent seen that before really.  Maybe the soil is really shallow.  It looks like it needs mulch around the corm. 


Today we tried a holiday avocado that dropped early.  A mouse had nibbled on it and it dropped but ripened ok.  The oil content is good but still has room for improvement.  The taste is like reed, not much nuty flavor, just buttery and straight forward mild flavor.  The fruit has potential.  Overall, Im still not that impressed with the tree and fruit.  Theres others like reed that taste similar but grow better.  The huge size isn't great either.  Its a bit much even for a family of 4.




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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #851 on: August 19, 2020, 05:23:21 PM »
Banana looks fine, it looks a bit elevated, havent seen that before really.  Maybe the soil is really shallow.  It looks like it needs mulch around the corm. 
Thanks for getting back on my question Brad.  The soil isn't shallow, but it's quite rocky/stony.  I believe the reason it's built up on its corm like a medieval fortress could be all the years I've been cutting it back only to have it grow out new growth within a day or week.  So it's like a scar that keeps scaring over itself.  There's plenty of detritus around from the cutting I could throw around the corm fortress.

Today we tried a holiday avocado that dropped early.  A mouse had nibbled on it and it dropped but ripened ok.  The oil content is good but still has room for improvement.  The taste is like reed, not much nuty flavor, just buttery and straight forward mild flavor.  The fruit has potential.  Overall, Im still not that impressed with the tree and fruit.  Theres others like reed that taste similar but grow better.  The huge size isn't great either.  Its a bit much even for a family of 4.


My holiday on the side-yard is the worst of five trees planted out together at the same time and under similar conditions.  The tree is weepy, and it held just one avocado where the others are doing much better this year.  Definitely agree based on minimal experience that Holiday seems to be a loser variety.  Maybe it would do well in a container (relative to alternative varieties).

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #852 on: October 14, 2020, 07:19:08 PM »
Heres a pic of the avocados in season here.  Mexicola grande on top and lamb hass on bottom.  The lambs are done and the mexicolas are coming in.  All the full mexican avocados ripen too fast and drop off the tree here.  These do it too.  They crack at the top like other Mexican avocados too.  Taste is OK.  Nothing spectacular, the lambs are better but take 9 months longer to get ripe.



Nice size at least compared to regular mexicola and stewart.  These are way larger.  I haven't noticed any off flavor in them either.  It seems like the best Mexican avocado I've tried.



We also ate the last reed of the year the other day.  Was an oil bomb

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #853 on: October 15, 2020, 02:49:11 AM »
Avocado seed sprouts  multiple shoots.  Should I leave them grow or keep just one?

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #854 on: October 15, 2020, 03:42:45 PM »
Avocado seed sprouts  multiple shoots.  Should I leave them grow or keep just one?

hi ''LovetoPlant''

I had a look  and found one q asked about this, if that is of any assistance to you.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/1586045/avocado-seed-multiple-stems

gl

 (plz correct me if this is wrong)

PS. I'm only answering cos no reply yet, hope you appreciate my support.

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« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 03:47:44 PM by mangomadness »
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Bite marks
« Reply #855 on: October 15, 2020, 06:04:09 PM »
Any idea what critter may have gotten to this reed?



I used to lose a bunch being hollowed out overnight.  Presuming rats, I added flashing around the trees, and haven't lost any so far since then.  This MO is new to me, unless it's still a rat and just got interrupted before finishing it up.  In the area, I've seen squirrels, opposums, raccoons, and skunks, but none of them yet on the avocados.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #856 on: October 15, 2020, 07:46:23 PM »
Reason why you should always mulch avocados.  I tweeked my Reed's pot today by pulling away mulch and adding soil where need be...and other stuff.  Hard to see but blond feeder roots can be seen growing on top of the soil under a thick mulch of pine needles and leaves.



Mark you mentioned that you use pine needles as mulch for your avocado trees.  I have Italian Cypress trees growing in my backyard.  Can I mulch my trees with Cypress' needles?

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Re: Bite marks
« Reply #857 on: October 16, 2020, 09:19:49 AM »
Any idea what critter may have gotten to this reed?



I used to lose a bunch being hollowed out overnight.  Presuming rats, I added flashing around the trees, and haven't lost any so far since then.  This MO is new to me, unless it's still a rat and just got interrupted before finishing it up.  In the area, I've seen squirrels, opposums, raccoons, and skunks, but none of them yet on the avocados.
I'd say rat or squirrel.
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #858 on: October 16, 2020, 11:44:42 AM »
Banana looks fine, it looks a bit elevated, havent seen that before really.  Maybe the soil is really shallow.  It looks like it needs mulch around the corm. 
Thanks for getting back on my question Brad.  The soil isn't shallow, but it's quite rocky/stony.  I believe the reason it's built up on its corm like a medieval fortress could be all the years I've been cutting it back only to have it grow out new growth within a day or week.  So it's like a scar that keeps scaring over itself.  There's plenty of detritus around from the cutting I could throw around the corm fortress.

Today we tried a holiday avocado that dropped early.  A mouse had nibbled on it and it dropped but ripened ok.  The oil content is good but still has room for improvement.  The taste is like reed, not much nuty flavor, just buttery and straight forward mild flavor.  The fruit has potential.  Overall, Im still not that impressed with the tree and fruit.  Theres others like reed that taste similar but grow better.  The huge size isn't great either.  Its a bit much even for a family of 4.


My holiday on the side-yard is the worst of five trees planted out together at the same time and under similar conditions.  The tree is weepy, and it held just one avocado where the others are doing much better this year.  Definitely agree based on minimal experience that Holiday seems to be a loser variety.  Maybe it would do well in a container (relative to alternative varieties).
out of the 13 different varieties I own only my holiday died. All the others are thriving.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #859 on: October 16, 2020, 03:48:18 PM »
Today we tried a holiday avocado that dropped early.  A mouse had nibbled on it and it dropped but ripened ok.  The oil content is good but still has room for improvement.  The taste is like reed, not much nuty flavor, just buttery and straight forward mild flavor.  The fruit has potential.  Overall, Im still not that impressed with the tree and fruit.  Theres others like reed that taste similar but grow better.  The huge size isn't great either.  Its a bit much even for a family of 4.


My holiday on the side-yard is the worst of five trees planted out together at the same time and under similar conditions.  The tree is weepy, and it held just one avocado where the others are doing much better this year.  Definitely agree based on minimal experience that Holiday seems to be a loser variety.  Maybe it would do well in a container (relative to alternative varieties).
out of the 13 different varieties I own only my holiday died. All the others are thriving.
Good information about Holiday avocado.  Possibly not worth growing.
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #860 on: October 19, 2020, 01:42:23 PM »
Heres a pic of the mexicola grande next to a store banana.  Nothing special but better than regular mexicola.  So much larger and better flesh to seed ratio. The flavor is pretty good, not great.  It serves a purpose as a gap filler in CA when we don't have anything better this time of year.

The seed is loose in the cavity and jiggles around when you shake the fruit.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #861 on: October 23, 2020, 08:34:20 PM »



Hey Avocado experts, seeking some understanding:

Recently a new grocery store called sprouts opened up near me and while I was looking through the produce I noticed these avocados that seem like Hass but are massive compared to the average Hass avocados Iíve seen at every other store. I looked up the PLU code and came across this website that lists different PLUís for Hass based on size and origin. http://indexfresh.com/retail-foodservice/brands/packaging/plus/ The large one in picture is 4770 mexico. So my question is, is this an actual Hass or some improved Hass cultivar? or is it a Hass but just all the bigger ones get a diff PLU based on size for selling purposes?

Thanks

Joe


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #862 on: October 24, 2020, 08:18:55 AM »
Mark you mentioned that you use pine needles as mulch for your avocado trees.  I have Italian Cypress trees growing in my backyard.  Can I mulch my trees with Cypress' needles?

I don't see why not.  I need to collect some pine needles.  Right now they get a thick mulch of their own leaves.

Got 2 Reeds left hanging on the tree and yes they are an oil bomb.  Probably half my fruit has gone to friends.  Isn't that why we grow, to share the overage? 



Sharwil is loaded with fruit.  Am a little disappointed that I'm still getting some fruit drop, like 1 very couple of weeks.

Here's a branch of Lamb on the Sharwil tree.  Also have 2 Jan Boyce branches that took, all of this thanks to a very kind and generous member here.



Also have 3 Big Beef tomato plants loaded with green fruit.  BB is probably my favorite mater - easy to grow, productive and a fruit with a rich, sweet tomato taste.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #863 on: October 24, 2020, 08:21:03 AM »



Hey Avocado experts, seeking some understanding:

Recently a new grocery store called sprouts opened up near me and while I was looking through the produce I noticed these avocados that seem like Hass but are massive compared to the average Hass avocados Iíve seen at every other store. I looked up the PLU code and came across this website that lists different PLUís for Hass based on size and origin. http://indexfresh.com/retail-foodservice/brands/packaging/plus/ The large one in picture is 4770 mexico. So my question is, is this an actual Hass or some improved Hass cultivar? or is it a Hass but just all the bigger ones get a diff PLU based on size for selling purposes?

Thanks

Joe


Probably one of the Hass varieties like Lamb.  Believe the PLU info is published on the internet.

 

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