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Avocado trees video
« on: June 05, 2022, 05:44:38 PM »
My wife filmed and son edited this for me.  Sorry its in portrait mode, next time ill make sure to do landscape.  If people like these, I can do another one with different trees, this was just a few types.

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2022, 06:08:00 PM »
Really liked the vid, the trees are tall so portrait isn't the worst! Good job including your son and getting him in on filming and editing, it is an important skill in the online age.

Interesting to see their shape(s) and definitely want to get some scions from you once my trees are ready.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2022, 06:32:25 PM »
Thanks for the sharing Brad.  More videos of different varieties would be great!  You're son did an awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 06:59:33 PM »
Thanks for the video. Great Job.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2022, 03:05:25 AM »
Nice video Brad. It's nice to see how large your trees are with the fruits. It helps to see the growth habits of the various varieties you grow. Now I see a few more varieties I need to graft to my tree.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2022, 04:01:59 AM »
Subscribed! Nice job Brad. The fruits and trees are just beautiful. Looking forward to more great videos.

Do you need to thin Reed? My small reed graft is holding too many fruits (marble size), and I thinned some but need to do more if they donít drop.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2022, 10:49:29 AM »
Really interesting Brad... Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise.
Looking forward to more! videos...

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2022, 11:42:58 AM »
im going to make it shorter and do just 3 trees per video.  ill do more this week and get through most of the trees.  ive still got a lot more trees.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2022, 01:26:50 PM »
I was really surprised with the super upright growth habit of so many of those. It seems all the Hass out here are big fatty fat fats that are ultra wide. I would definitely like to graft upright varieties onto my Hass so that it doesn't smother the rest of the garden (if that's their usual habit you note)

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2022, 01:36:18 PM »
Nice video. What caught my attention is the lack of weeds in your grove. Amazing.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2022, 01:46:29 PM »
Nice video. What caught my attention is the lack of weeds in your grove. Amazing.

California is dry as a bone. If you don't water, it don't grow! This said, I have been trialing nitrogen fixing plants in my orchard around the base of trees and seeing really promising results so maybe "weeds" aren't what we think of them as.

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2022, 01:59:08 PM »
you are competing with Greg A..lol

The nimlioh..what do you think of the taste so far?

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2022, 02:04:48 PM »
The trees look great Brad.  I canít believe how much growth your trees put on in such a short time. I recall you have a productive well. That well water will be priceless in the coming years if not already.  My avocados look like crap. I just donít have the water for them.  My wells have significantly reduced productivity over the pst two years.  I scheduled my well guy to drill again on my property 9 months ago and it looks like my turn is coming up this month.  He tells me that he is already booked out for another year. CA water situation is at dire threat levels. 

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2022, 02:16:16 PM »
It gets a lot of weeds because I run spinners in that area but I just ran the weed eater in there a week ago. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2022, 02:18:25 PM »
you are competing with Greg A..lol

The nimlioh..what do you think of the taste so far?

Gregs videos and write ups are much higher quality than mine.  He sometimes does videos here or takes pictures for his blog.  He has excellent videos, people should check them out.  His pinkerton video from recently was really good and he did a GEM video thats really nice filmed on a big farm. 

I havent tried Nimlioh yet. 
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2022, 01:27:33 AM »
Thanks, Brad. Great family production  :). I have a Hass seedling from a fruit you gave me I finally placed in the ground. Looking forward to grafting it a the end of this year.

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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2022, 02:00:11 AM »
wow, what a nice trees! The video is cosy, so keep going :) this orientation cannot distract from enjoying avocado

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2022, 11:08:04 AM »
Great videos Brad, keep them coming!

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2022, 11:15:50 AM »
Loving it Brad! Doing things right, that's for sure.

Is that artichoke growing under one of your trees?

Would like to see videos on all your plants. Subscribed.

And yes, get your camera crew to go landscape mode; that way they can put you on AFV too.

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2022, 11:20:55 AM »
Yeah I put a bunch of artichokes and strawberry plants all over the place since the space between trees is getting wet anyway, may as well get something off it. 
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2022, 01:49:47 PM »
I have some questions about the tall trees--the ones pretty much growing straight up.  Will you ever have to top them?  How would they respond?  The reason why I ask is that we have Florida varieties that also grow straight up, and I'm wondering how that should be handled.
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2022, 01:58:56 PM »
Great work Brad!!

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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2022, 03:25:00 PM »
I have some questions about the tall trees--the ones pretty much growing straight up.  Will you ever have to top them?  How would they respond?  The reason why I ask is that we have Florida varieties that also grow straight up, and I'm wondering how that should be handled.

It just depends on the variety.  Reeds kind of get screwed up when they get topped.  But others like bacon and zutano handle it really well and I top 5-10ft off bacon every year because it just wants to go tall and be huge.  Sometimes you just have to do it and then do a follow up pruning if things go wonky.  You really dont want over 15ft tall or harvesting is a big pain.  I have some trees that have to be harvested with a pole picker and its really a pain in the ass.  Thats why the newer varieties like GEM are popular.  Doesnt get as huge as hass and makes harvesting and high density plantings easiy. 
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Re: Avocado trees video
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2022, 05:39:39 PM »
nice trees and place.

 

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