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Catalina Avocado flowering question
« on: February 13, 2023, 07:39:13 PM »
Is this the start of Avocado flowers? It seems to be an insane amount. I just got the tree at the end of summer, so I'm guessing it shouldn't be allowed to hold fruit. Is the process the same as Mangos--let the fruit get pea sized then strip off? Thanks!



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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2023, 07:45:33 PM »
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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2023, 04:50:25 PM »
Thanks, Nick C! So if it holds onto fruit, do I remove it like I would on a young mango tree? Thanks!

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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 05:30:43 PM »
It's hard to see what the actual size of the tree is in the picture?
I have a Lila and Mexicola grande that are pushing 10'.
Last year both flowered heavy and set fruit. The Lila had
50+ fruit and they didn't size up. The Mexicola grande had
around 20 fruit and they sized up but ripened uneven and
were unedible. I hope it was because the trees were too
young and will do better this year? Both are flowering now.
Last year was there first year fruiting. So I think your tree
is under 5' and would be better off growing a full season without the
burden of using energy trying to produce fruit. For now though wait and see
if they hold a fruit or two, maybe they have better developed root systems then my trees?

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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 06:08:14 PM »
flip, just let flowers open and then pinch off, your tree is fairly small so you want growth to go into tree to size up before fruiting.

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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2023, 06:55:50 PM »
Thanks, achetadomestica and ScottR! Yes, it's small--around 3' and just a trunk with leaves on it.

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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2023, 07:28:28 PM »
Thanks, achetadomestica and ScottR! Yes, it's small--around 3' and just a trunk with leaves on it.
It will probably abort all the fruit on its own tbh, but I would agree you should remove any that do set. I've had a number of grafted trees that size flower, but any fruit that did set were aborted within a couple weeks.

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Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2023, 05:18:48 PM »
It's hard to see what the actual size of the tree is in the picture?
I have a Lila and Mexicola grande that are pushing 10'.
Last year both flowered heavy and set fruit. The Lila had
50+ fruit and they didn't size up. The Mexicola grande had
around 20 fruit and they sized up but ripened uneven and
were unedible. I hope it was because the trees were too
young and will do better this year? Both are flowering now.
Last year was there first year fruiting. So I think your tree
is under 5' and would be better off growing a full season without the
burden of using energy trying to produce fruit. For now though wait and see
if they hold a fruit or two, maybe they have better developed root systems then my trees?
I find the same problems with my Mexicola now about 10years old. They just don't like Florida. Top working in September.
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