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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #100 on: May 15, 2020, 05:44:29 PM »
I let my avos thin themselves.

When is everyone picking the reeds? I was told to wait until end of June, but have started seeing mature size fruits on the ground with sunburn.

I read online: "Reed avocados are not ready to eat until late summer…July through October in southern California."

The last time I had fruit I actually waited until October, and they were great then.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2020, 06:01:24 PM »
Reds are good by June here.  They are super good around August.  Sometimes they fall off this time of year when the tree drops it's old leaves.  The drops aren't very good, the ones that make it into summer are much better.
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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #102 on: May 15, 2020, 10:33:14 PM »
I ate one a few days ago. Crap.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #103 on: May 18, 2020, 09:39:01 PM »
Had one drop off and we ate it for dinner.  Was pretty good but they need another month to get more oil.



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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2020, 09:16:41 AM »
Had one drop off and we ate it for dinner.  Was pretty good but they need another month to get more oil.



Mine is just beginning to break flower buds, 3 months late.  Craziest thing I've ever seen.  Weather is all screwed up with repeated night temps in the 40's which has induced a 2nd bloom on Pinkerton and Ardith.

Have a fun weekend.  Put on a Prime brisket at 5:00 this morn.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #105 on: May 25, 2020, 06:59:23 PM »
Check out the fruit set on the reeds here, looks like every flower set a fruitlet.







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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #106 on: May 26, 2020, 10:41:31 AM »
Wow amazing set Brad your going to have mucho reeds :o ;)

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #107 on: May 26, 2020, 02:39:45 PM »
Crazy Reed

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #108 on: June 03, 2020, 03:33:54 PM »
What are good options for cross pollination for reed that flower about the same time?

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #109 on: June 03, 2020, 03:45:34 PM »
It doesnt require any pollinator. 
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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #110 on: June 04, 2020, 02:30:56 PM »
My first (and only) mature reed avocado is humongous right now.




I also have a lot of small ones developing.





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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2020, 02:44:28 PM »
Yes wait until mid July to pick it, it's not ready yet.
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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #112 on: June 04, 2020, 02:52:01 PM »
Same question about Lamb-Hass Avocados.  Does anyone happen to know their picking timeframe?  I have two that look ready to go.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #113 on: June 05, 2020, 04:04:42 AM »
I think May thru summer.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #114 on: August 20, 2021, 03:57:30 AM »
Hi! I usually harvest them from the beginning of April until late June
I love growing tropical fruits in Almunecar, Southern Andalusia, I also deliver them to western Europe through my web www.tiendadefruta.com

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #115 on: September 10, 2021, 06:06:28 PM »
Yuppy it's been 4 years since i put my reed in ground and this year looks like its holding onto 16 fruits! The fruits are  about baseball size now :)

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2021, 06:44:56 PM »
I didn't realize that Reed was such a popular variety that had merited it's own thread. I guess my post is just eye candy or to create a bit of jealousy, lol just kidding.  I've seen several quite old avocado trees in socal. Here's my tree that several people confirm to be Reed.  It's an old tree and I don't know how old.  I never water it. Every other year it would produce at least 500 - 600 hundred fruits. I tried counting the fruit before but would stop at about 500 before giving up. Someone said it looked closer to a thousand fruit, hahah.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #117 on: October 28, 2021, 02:42:37 PM »
I think what you have is a nabal (reed is an offspring of nabal).  Nabal has alternate bearing habit whereas Reed produced every year.
I didn't realize that Reed was such a popular variety that had merited it's own thread. I guess my post is just eye candy or to create a bit of jealousy, lol just kidding.  I've seen several quite old avocado trees in socal. Here's my tree that several people confirm to be Reed.  It's an old tree and I don't know how old.  I never water it. Every other year it would produce at least 500 - 600 hundred fruits. I tried counting the fruit before but would stop at about 500 before giving up. Someone said it looked closer to a thousand fruit, hahah.


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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #118 on: October 31, 2021, 02:19:00 PM »
Thanks jtnguyen, it looks like your right. I'm not very familiar with avocados. Thanks so much for the info!

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2022, 11:58:02 PM »
How do you know if they are ready to pick? I still got a couple hanging from my first crop last year.  I had 1 a week ago and it was kinda salty.  Not as creamy as a couple of them that dropped in mid July.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2022, 12:55:56 PM »
It should be ready to pick now.  Thry are tasting amazing.  Having one with corn ship and hot sauce for breakfast today.


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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #121 on: August 05, 2022, 01:01:06 PM »
It should be ready to pick now.  Thry are tasting amazing.  Having one with corn ship and hot sauce for breakfast today.



I picked one after July 4th and it was watery. It also took two weeks to ripen on the counter. I will try again in September. I wonder how longer it has to hang here in Norcal compared to Socal.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2022, 02:49:04 PM »
Thats because of the latitude like you are saying.  Not as much heat and sunshine as here.  Wait until October.  Hopefully they are ready by your cold season otherwise its going to be a 2 year deal to ripen them.  You are probably better off growing types with a shorter span like Carmen. 
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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2022, 03:42:29 PM »
Thats because of the latitude like you are saying.  Not as much heat and sunshine as here.  Wait until October.  Hopefully they are ready by your cold season otherwise its going to be a 2 year deal to ripen them.  You are probably better off growing types with a shorter span like Carmen.

Yup, but I am not too worried. There are plenty of people who have fruited tasty Reeds here and even further north. I just was anxious and picked too early. I need to do some trial error tests to see when the perfect time to pick my Reed here in my yard.

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Re: The Reed avocado thread
« Reply #124 on: August 06, 2022, 05:59:38 PM »
It should be ready to pick now.  Thry are tasting amazing.  Having one with corn ship and hot sauce for breakfast today.



How long should it ripen on the counter after you pick it?

 

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