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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2019, 09:52:38 PM »
The little trees were seedlings that I grafted last year in pots and planted in the orchard.  The pictues with green name tags are different scions that were all grafted onto a small hass tree already growing in the orchard.
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2019, 02:55:04 PM »
Lookin' great Brad.

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2019, 05:58:55 PM »
Its getting hot here and getting late to be grafting.  Today I went to GregA's house and tried to do one last avocado graft for the year.  I only had one seedling left to graft and have already tried and failed to make a copy of this tree of his.  So today I tried putting a side vaneer graft and then also inarched his tree onto the seedling.  The grafts were double wrapped with tree tape over the parafilm and then clipped up.  Hopefully it works...





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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #103 on: June 09, 2019, 06:42:46 PM »
It's going to work!
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2019, 08:17:09 AM »
Looks good.   Avocado takes well to side veneer grafting.

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2019, 08:37:19 AM »
Good luck looks awesome!

Here’s my recent avocado Graft
I think it fused !





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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2019, 02:27:49 PM »
Good luck looks awesome!

Here’s my recent avocado Graft
I think it fused !






Nice, its great when things go as planned.  I had good luck lately but it looks like slugs or snails ate one new graft.  Some grafts look good then fizzle out too.  Once they get a normal size leaf its usually in the clear. 
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:31 AM »
Looks good.   Avocado takes well to side veneer grafting.

I did this in ground seedling a month or so ago based on your suggestion to vaneer it.  It started growing then it was around 102F here yesterday so it may have gotten cooked.  Will be interesting to see how all the grafts do in a week from now.   Ive got several small trees that were starting to grow that are totally unprotected in the sun/heat.  Its actually good to see just how much abuse they can handle. 



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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »
Heres some pics of the hawaiian avo trees started last summer.  They are starting to grow nocely now.  Ive been trying to train them to have a main trunk with no branches for at least a foot or more. 







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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2019, 10:56:20 AM »
I got my son out to paint the small trees.







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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2019, 07:25:31 AM »
Cool pix.

Train them while they're young.  :)

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2019, 03:34:59 PM »
I think  she’s pushing 😊

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2019, 09:06:11 AM »
I think  she’s pushing 😊


Congrats, looks like you got a take.

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #113 on: June 15, 2019, 11:28:09 AM »
Thank you !
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #114 on: June 16, 2019, 10:20:11 AM »
Looking Good👍

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #115 on: July 29, 2019, 04:47:11 PM »
Looks like most of my grafts done in late april or may have all failed.  These were all on in ground trees.  Maybe with shade cloth and plastic etc some could have made it but next year I will graft in March and early April only as I feel that is the best time to do it here. 

The hawaiian avocados from a year ago are all growing well. 

The inarched tree with all the clips on it seemed good and we disconnected in a week ago.  But after planting it and shading it with 70% the leaves still got cooked in the heat here.  Looks like that was a failure also.  It should have been put in full shade, was my fault.  I assumed it could take it in 70% shade.  But it has been quite hot here and any grafts that start to push get burnt and fail. 

Will post pics of some of the successful stuff I did this spring though next time I get a change to take some pics. 
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #116 on: July 30, 2019, 03:48:35 PM »
I lost mine too.  It's too damn hot.

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #117 on: July 30, 2019, 04:03:05 PM »
I haven't grafted any 'cados but my young trees got scorched even painted and covered with surround. They are pushing new leaves but all mature leaves burned to a crisp when we hit 110. :(
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #118 on: July 31, 2019, 02:17:08 PM »
These trees are all starting to take off after a year now.  I didn't realize how many trees I made and planted last year.  It was around 15 avocado trees.  Thanks to everyone here who sent me bud wood.  Some of them have surround white wash on them, I've been experimenting with that vs shade cloth.  It works ok, shade seems better but more labor intensive.  Once trees are too large to shade, the surround should work well in case of emergency (severe heat wave or fire).  With these little trees, when temps hit 100, they need some help.

I've also been training all my trees to have a central leader.  A few of them have been let go to their own shape but most I am trying to keep a central trunk.  I really like dealing with central leader trees vs big bushes.  Much easier to prune and harvest.   



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Sharwil done in spring of this year on an in ground tree.  The in ground grafts grow way faster than potted transplants.








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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #119 on: July 31, 2019, 04:24:54 PM »
Your young avocado trees look so healthy.
I also notice that you use adjustable mini sprayers to irrigate them. That's
what I use on some of my trees, besides using drip lines as well.
I am thinking of yanking my very slow growing Holiday (bought in pot)
with a direct seed in the ground planting; learnt it from Simon's thread.
Thanks for sharing those pictures, Brad!
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #120 on: July 31, 2019, 04:39:55 PM »
Your young avocado trees look so healthy.
I also notice that you use adjustable mini sprayers to irrigate them. That's
what I use on some of my trees, besides using drip lines as well.
I am thinking of yanking my very slow growing Holiday (bought in pot)
with a direct seed in the ground planting; learnt it from Simon's thread.
Thanks for sharing those pictures, Brad!

Thanks Sam.  Yes quarter circle adjustable from drip depot.  I can swap them for bigger heads or spinners in the future.  I have some seedlings in ground on 8 stream octopus dipper head things too.  Those seem ok as well but the spray type or spin type wet more evenly. 

Leave the holiday and plant a foot away from it.  Get some reed seeds and plant them now and graft in mid march.  You wI'll have trees the size of these this time next year if all goes well.  Then yank the holiday.  My buddy Greg told me that some pros said holiday doesn't dwarf whatever you graft onto it also.  So it should be ok to use as an interstock. 
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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #121 on: July 31, 2019, 07:38:25 PM »
Beautiful tree's Brad, you've acquired quite the collection of Avocado's your area seem's perfect for your fruit adventure concrat's  ;) 8)

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #122 on: August 03, 2019, 03:50:35 PM »
Well done!

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2019, 07:41:47 PM »
Hey Brad,

How’s the Sharwil doing? Did it get burned in the heat? The Avocados are looking great this year.

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Re: Avocado grafting
« Reply #124 on: August 03, 2019, 10:24:49 PM »
Hey Brad,

How’s the Sharwil doing? Did it get burned in the heat? The Avocados are looking great this year.

Simon

Looking great, its flishing nicely and no burns under 70% shade.  I have 3 sharwil trees now with the addition of your tree. 

Trees are not getting much heat damage this year, its fairly humid and not crazy hot ( knock on wood). 
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