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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2020, 04:11:04 PM »
Bacon is a small variety?

Here in Florida it is more compact and smaller.

Just like Wurtz is the opposite here. It can reach over 20 feet with a spreading growth habit.

Wurtz gets huge here too.  Most "dwarf" avocado trees just set a ton of fruit and stunt themselves.  But if the fruit is thinned or completely removed and the trees are allowed to grow they get big. 

That sounds really strange about Bacon, its a huge tree.

I think avocados arent good container trees and it should just be avoided as you really dont see many fruiting avocados in pot.  Im sure theres a few but if people want a good avocado crop, the trees need to get some size.  Plus thry tend to be difficult to keep really happy in a pot.
Extracting from what you're saying and in hindsight I feel maybe I did stunts that Utuado tree. I should have thinned sooner and not let it carry that one fruit but Temptation got the best of me wanting to taste test it.
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2020, 07:31:37 PM »
If you're worried I gave wrong information then you write your own advice?

Why don't you stop posting information/misinfornation you have absolutely ZERO knowledge on.

People are also tired if seeing your, "thats nice," "sorry, I don't know" and "thats cool" responses.  They mean nothing, add nothing, a clutter up people's posts who are actually posting for specific reasons.

If people tired of me can put on ignore list. Comments form a part of discussion.
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2020, 07:55:19 PM »
If you're worried I gave wrong information then you write your own advice?

Why don't you stop posting information/misinfornation you have absolutely ZERO knowledge on.

People are also tired if seeing your, "thats nice," "sorry, I don't know" and "thats cool" responses.  They mean nothing, add nothing, a clutter up people's posts who are actually posting for specific reasons.

If people tired of me can put on ignore list. Comments form a part of discussion.

You do realize this forum does NOT haven an ignore feature?  You obviously have been at this on other blogs that do...
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2020, 12:06:01 AM »
No I did not realize that because so many of my post have been ignored. Probably with good reason. The textual silence can be quite deafening. Nevertheless I appreciate this forum I have gained so much useful information to help me properly take care of my trees :)
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2020, 05:51:27 PM »
I don't understand the reason why anyone would plan to grow a fruiting tree like avocado in a pot. To me that is like keeping a dog in a small kennel, or chained up. These trees strive to have a good life and keeping them in a pot means they can't reach their potential and are forced to remain completely dependent on the owner with very little margin for error.

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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2020, 10:59:40 AM »
I don't understand the reason why anyone would plan to grow a fruiting tree like avocado in a pot. To me that is like keeping a dog in a small kennel, or chained up. These trees strive to have a good life and keeping them in a pot means they can't reach their potential and are forced to remain completely dependent on the owner with very little margin for error.
Very true.  A tree that would normally grow to 20 feet or more with roots extending beyond 10 feet is not a small ornamental plant.  A little philosophical perhaps, but every life form seeks to realize its full potential.  I don't know how much trees can feel our affection and appreciation, but my trees always seemed to respond with robust growth.
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2020, 11:18:09 AM »
Getting back on topic on container avocados.
You can get them to grow well in containers even to fruit and hold a couple of fruits but seems that after year 3 or so. Is very hard to keep them healthy and producing.  I volunteer at UF Tropical Research Station doing exactly that,  maintaining avocado trees in containers for experiments. After 3-4 years is very hard to keep them nice and healthy.  If you keep up potting you can may be get to 15 gal or 25 gal container and that can give you some extra time. But what is the point I have a hard time moving a 15 gal, a 25 gal out of the question.
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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2020, 12:56:10 PM »
So what varieties do best in such potted situations Carlos?

If someone does not have to room to plant in ground, and is open to passing along or chopping their tree and starting a new one every so often, and they REALLY love avocados and cannot get good ones locally, then this idea could make sense.

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Re: Avocado that does well in a large container in South FL?
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2020, 02:43:12 PM »
So what varieties do best in such potted situations Carlos?

If someone does not have to room to plant in ground, and is open to passing along or chopping their tree and starting a new one every so often, and they REALLY love avocados and cannot get good ones locally, then this idea could make sense.
Honestly I think none  But in your situation to do it for fun,  because it will be cheaper to order on line or buy in the store. I would buy a grafted 3 gal of your choice and plant in 7 or 15 gal with a good fast draining media and hope for the best. Make sure it gets sun.   
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