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Chopping down the losers videos
« on: September 12, 2022, 10:49:31 PM »
Sir Prize avocado RIP  :'(
https://youtu.be/QACk3Hb7pMw
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2022, 11:08:01 PM »
Lamb RIP,  someday you will come back to life as a good avocado.   :'(

https://youtu.be/Xuwd3oCZtF0





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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2022, 11:49:44 PM »
Random trees that didnt make the cut.

https://youtu.be/7yUH52oqgw8
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2022, 11:50:01 PM »
Sir Prize avocado RIP  :'(
https://youtu.be/QACk3Hb7pMw

Damn Brad, thatís an insane amount fruit on that tree.  Itís a shame you have to cut it down but if it has a bad growth habit, makes total sense.  No point in having a bumper crop then miss out on two years as the tree recovers.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2022, 11:58:39 PM »
The fruit arent even that good and they dont get big because theres so many.  The only thing surprising about this tree is that they patented it and released it to the public.  I want my 2$ royalty fee back. 
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 02:46:46 AM »
I purchased Brogden avocado recently. What is your thought about this variety?

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 10:26:11 AM »
I purchased Brogden avocado recently. What is your thought about this variety?

I dont know, that one is not grown in california. 
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 10:32:12 AM »
Thanks for sharing Brad, love that the kids are involved.  Nice job on the solar setup.

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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2022, 11:00:48 AM »
yessir, haha
The fruit arent even that good and they dont get big because theres so many.  The only thing surprising about this tree is that they patented it and released it to the public.  I want my 2$ royalty fee back.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2022, 12:11:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing Brad, love that the kids are involved.  Nice job on the solar setup.

Janet

Thanks, I put in the solar myself earlier this year.  Did the whole thing, drawings, permittings, the whole deal.  The one on the left is for water heating not electrical.  Its not done yet and that one will heat the pool.
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2022, 12:21:38 PM »
Will you top work the stumps?

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2022, 01:33:50 PM »
Will you top work the stumps?

Yes in spring once they grow some new shoots.
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2022, 01:50:28 PM »
By the way, sir prize actually made pretty good fruit when the tree was young.  Then it started to make huge loads that took forever to ripen, never sized up, never got much oil after that.  It kind of just went downhill.

Maybe if your tree doesnt fruit so hard its worth growing.  For here, it just didnt do well. 
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2022, 03:36:21 PM »
Brad's Chainsaw Massacre.  I hope all the top-working goes smoothly.
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2022, 04:01:34 PM »
I watched these videos last night! You made Darwin proud.

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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2022, 04:47:31 PM »
I watched these videos last night! You made Darwin proud.

The fruit propogation industry needs more darwinism.  Wayy too much mediocracy being propogated and touted.
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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2022, 05:45:35 PM »
I have a Sir Prize and agree it doesnít produce the best tasting fruit, but there are a few traits I like about the tree. 

I tried growing a Hass and a Reed in my home garden, but they both died in my heavy clay soil and I donít think it was warm enough for them.  On average, we donít get temps in the 80ís till August and during bloom in spring, highs are usually only in the 60ís, so not great for fruit set.

Sir Prize consistently fruits every other year and like you mentioned produces abundantly, even in my cooler weather.  The leaves are more resistant to persea mite and stay a dark green.  I like the deep color of the fruit and the skin is easy to peel from the flesh and the seed is smaller. 

If I could combine those qualities with the fruit quality of the Don Gillogly, I think Iíd have a Ďwinner.í Most of the seedlings I planted at the farm are from my 17 year old Don Gillogly tree, which is 5 feet from my Sir Prize, so Iím sure some have crossed.  We planted over 60 seeds, so maybe there will be something good.  The seedlings are strong growers and the first ones we planted in May of last year are over 6 feet already and were unfazed by this recent heat wave with 100+ temps.

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Re: Chopping down the losers videos
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2022, 04:30:16 PM »
Inspiring and motivating!  I've been wondering when to stump the Holiday for next year's topworking.

 

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