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walding avocado seeds
« on: May 01, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
Hi, I am looking for a few seeds of walding avocado. I am in Austin, Texas and can pay via Paypal or google checkout.

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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 05:56:27 PM »
Why the seeds?

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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 09:51:36 PM »
I will use it as rootstock

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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 09:54:41 PM »
Is there a reason you prefer the Waldin over other avocados for rootstock? Does that variety do better in TX as a rootstock?

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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 10:05:31 AM »
Our soil is very alkaline and my well water has very high salt content.  The walding rootstock grows well in alkaline soil and tolerates salty water.  Last year my cold hardy avocado is almost defoliated due to severe salt burn

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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 10:58:58 PM »
There is no walding fruit until July-August. Brooks Tropicals I think sells seeds I know people that have gotten a case from them.  I'm experimenting with a variety that should be more salt tolerant than Walding.  Berta Rodriguez check it here: http://www.myavocadotrees.com/berta-rodriguez.html
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Re: walding avocado seeds
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 11:44:05 PM »
I used to have a grafted Berta Rodriguez tree about 5 years ago. I grafted it from budwood from Williams Grove. Have you tried the fruit?