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savemejebus

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When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:19:46 AM »
First year with fruit on our Monroe tree. I have no idea when it's time or how to tell when it's time to pick Florida avocados. Any insight?

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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
First year with fruit on our Monroe tree. I have no idea when it's time or how to tell when it's time to pick Florida avocados. Any insight?

Youre close usually during the fall holidays..one of my favorite Florida avocados.

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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 12:48:40 PM »
Watch for one to drop, when that happens your about ready, starting with the biggest firs
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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 10:27:32 AM »
According to the Official Schedule  November 5 is the first date to pick.  26oz minimum and 4 3/16 size. I particularly like to wait for my own consumption to a week before Thanksgiving.  This is Homestead, as you go north you may have to add a few days.  This year is a bit strange as I have seen some Oro Negro beginning to turn dark earlier than before, and my Monroes are huge and seen some fruit drop.
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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 11:23:43 AM »
It's good to see you posting again on forum Carlos, I know you were knocked low by hurricane!!!
Welcome back :)

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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 12:26:06 PM »
It's good to see you posting again on forum Carlos, I know you were knocked low by hurricane!!!
Welcome back :)
What percentage of your trees survived Irma?
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Re: When are Monroe avocados ready to be picked?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 01:09:12 PM »
Thanks for asking Scott. Hard to say because hurricane damage you don't see right away as recent as yesterday I cut a large branch of a tree caused by damage 13 months ago.
But to answer your question 60% of the trees suffered mayor damage about 7 % dead so far.
I'm just now beginning to catch up with all the hurricane work that had to be done
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