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Hey I wanted to see what happened with your experiment.
I am experimenting with these things as well.
I think a 15 gal pot should be good for around 9í tall
Thereís an avocado tree I drive by a lot thatís about 12í tall, looks pretty good but donít see any fruit - in a half wine barrel!
I have GEMs about 5í tall trying to set fruit. One of them had tons of fruitlets but many fell off.
The trunk is only about 5/8-3/4Ē thick and the plant ďknowsĒ how much it can take. It seems like all tree of these GEM trees will end up with about 1 fruit each. Thatís why there arenít really dwarf avocados. The fruit is energy intensive. The amount of fruit should correlate to the trunk and root mass and leaf area. Best case scenario Iím guessing would be like 20 fruit for a tree that size.
If thatís worth it to you to prune and move inside for 20 fruit a year then great. Step 2 is finding the right variety. As mentioned above, the Reed seems like the the one - itís known for fruiting pretty hard at a young age  and kinda breaks the general rule that you need a big tree to get good fruit set. However I have a nursery Reed in a 15 gal bag. It got attacked by deer but the leaves are coming back. Itís one of these 2yr old 3-4í trees. It flowered and had bb sized fruitlets on nearly every flower. But they all dropped off. Next year it will probably be over 6 feet tall and set a few fruit. I donít know if it will keep setting more fruit as the trunk gets thicker if you are also cutting off the 3 ft it grew that year because it kinda shocks the tree and it might not fruit out of spite.
What you are attempting is kinda unnatural for avocado and might work and also might be a big waste of time. Itís not going to behave as well as citrus or fig in a container.
Iím doing the same thing but also trying to feel out when they might need to be up potted and you will have to be open to adjusting your plan if you see rootbound symptoms and also you will definitely need to be fertilizing pretty often
Sweet! I believe they are.  I think the Santa Barbara tree that these originated from is a solitary tree

Did you happen to ever try the fruit at the optimal time?

Yes, I've tried it unripe and ripe. I prefer it unripe as it's a little more crunchy green apple flavor and much less garlicy
Nice choices Iam interested in your Eugenia selloi pitangatuba thatís flowering

Groovy, let me know when youd like to come by!
Iím must have misread or misunderstood. Accord to Simon Grow in this thread I guess Simon meant to to say loosen the dirt up to 18 inch and probably not burry that deep.

With Manilla or random seedlings as rootstock, plant the seed or seedlings in its permanent location in the warmest area of your yard. It is a good idea to plant in native soil that is loosened to a depth of at least 12-18 inches if possible. Deeper is better to some extent but in many yards across California, you will hit an extremely hard layer of rocks and clay just several inches below the topsoil.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang or Mango?
« Last post by canito 17 on Today at 08:25:13 PM »
Looks like . Time will tell. The fruits are chiken egg size
In nature, the fruits fall and rot or get eaten which leaves the seed sitting flat on top of the ground. You  can cover it with a little soil to minimize seed-stealing pressure from squirrels  but 4-6Ē is way too deep.
Wow!  I'm almost willing to drive down, but I don't think my car is big enough to bring them home :P
Someone from LA just came down and we put 4 tall ones in her Subaru with no problem, one of. them even had a fruit on it.
Yeah, that looks fine. I didn't cover mine with plastic and they all took.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Myer lemon citrus no leaves
« Last post by Pau on Today at 08:15:11 PM »
The mulch is only on top. I bought a moisture/ph instrument based on everyones suggestion of drainage. Will post an updated picture later. Thank you for the replies!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JF Annona grafting in Florida
« Last post by skhan on Today at 08:03:58 PM »
As I was posting this i notice this looked really similar to the SAP.
I'll wait till in sizes up to determine. I never order a standard AP since you can find it around here.
Who do you tell the differences in SAP and AP?
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