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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #925 on: March 04, 2021, 11:35:57 PM »
Hass have been really good the past couple weeks and I just picked this sir prize the other day, holy cow! I had no idea sir prize got this big, this is the first year our sir prize has produced fruit and we’re super excited to cut this bad boy open in a couple days.  Hass’s on left, sir prize far right.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #926 on: March 30, 2021, 07:00:13 PM »
Someone from this forum sent me scions from Hawaii in August of 2018.  Thanks if you are still out there.  One tree set fruit last year and all the others are now flowering.  We just got to try the fujikawas that set last year.  Its very nice looking and good flavor.  These should have a lot of oil in a couple more months.


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #927 on: March 31, 2021, 12:58:56 PM »
Hope it is a Reed Killer  :)
Someone from this forum sent me scions from Hawaii in August of 2018.  Thanks if you are still out there.  One tree set fruit last year and all the others are now flowering.  We just got to try the fujikawas that set last year.  Its very nice looking and good flavor.  These should have a lot of oil in a couple more months.



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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #928 on: March 31, 2021, 01:11:12 PM »
I dont think its going to be a reed killer but it does seem to grow better than reed and is earlier.  Not sure on flavor yet but we'll see in a month or 2.  The flavor is a lot stronger than reed.  I need to try one thats got full oil content and then pass judgement.  Seems like it has a lot of potential though. 
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #929 on: April 28, 2021, 12:13:53 PM »
For any Hawaiian out there especially if you live in Maui, do you recognize the location in this video?  I'm tempted to make a visit to  Maui just for this. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJhhWu_yzek&t=614s


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #930 on: April 28, 2021, 12:36:33 PM »
I saw the video yesterday but it looks like trespassing to me.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #931 on: April 29, 2021, 01:27:54 PM »
Hi All,

I have a question. Are flies good as avocado pollinators? I have a Holiday Avocado tree that has been in ground since 2019 and is exploding with flowers this year and there are tons of flies on it everyday. Big flies, small flies, hoover flies...all kinds. Some times I see one or two honey bees on it even after I spray honey water on the flowers. I guess in my area, flies pollinate the majority of avocado trees? I have a picture below of my Holiday. Thanks.





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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #932 on: April 29, 2021, 05:00:54 PM »
Three to five year old avocado trees here in Vegas. Trunks have thickened a fair bit and they're all pushing out new growth.

Nothing resembling flowers or fruit yet. My expectations for that are about the same as winning the lottery. Still, they're alive and doing fine.






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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #933 on: April 30, 2021, 11:30:21 AM »
Hi All,

I have a question. Are flies good as avocado pollinators? I have a Holiday Avocado tree that has been in ground since 2019 and is exploding with flowers this year and there are tons of flies on it everyday. Big flies, small flies, hoover flies...all kinds. Some times I see one or two honey bees on it even after I spray honey water on the flowers. I guess in my area, flies pollinate the majority of avocado trees? I have a picture below of my Holiday. Thanks.




Same here, 100's of them. Do they pollinate as well as bees?  Hoo nose.   They loved my Gwen.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #934 on: April 30, 2021, 11:56:23 AM »
Hi All,

I have a question. Are flies good as avocado pollinators? I have a Holiday Avocado tree that has been in ground since 2019 and is exploding with flowers this year and there are tons of flies on it everyday. Big flies, small flies, hoover flies...all kinds. Some times I see one or two honey bees on it even after I spray honey water on the flowers. I guess in my area, flies pollinate the majority of avocado trees? I have a picture below of my Holiday. Thanks.




Same here, 100's of them. Do they pollinate as well as bees?  Hoo nose.   They loved my Gwen.


Nice to know. Do you get good fruit sets?
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #935 on: April 30, 2021, 12:04:29 PM »
I read Greg A's article about hand pollinating with a brush in the afternoon time when there is a period of female and male flower overlapping. Will try that to see if it helps. It will be my first avo fruit if it does set. haha.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #936 on: April 30, 2021, 03:36:30 PM »
Hi guys, in the fall of 2020, I bought an avocado fruit in the supermarket.I do not know the variety, country of origin and other details, when I ate it, I did not throw away the seed,and now it has grown like this. I have a question, what kind of variety can be grafted on this plant, so that it gives fruit if grown in a pot, and is it possible? Can someone sell me avocado cuttings to be shipped to Russia when the time is right? Regards!



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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #937 on: May 02, 2021, 06:24:24 PM »
Does anyone spray honey water on their flowers to attract bees? And if you have has there been a difference?
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #938 on: July 21, 2021, 03:06:24 PM »
Has anyone seen this kind of rot in avocado seeds? I've germinated probably 50 seeds from various sources and never had this issue before, so I assume it's not my germination technique (sowing in 1gal pots in the greenhouse) and these fruit/seeds got infected with some fungus before the seeds were sent my way. (Not the seller's fault! They seemed ok when I got them). Seeds were sown ~3 weeks ago and so far two out of 8 have shown signs of rot:



I'm keeping an eye on the others but hopefully won't need to toss out the whole batch? FYI these are Mexicola seeds from Bobooshki.

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #939 on: July 23, 2021, 11:09:54 PM »
@spaugh, you said you were waiting for the oil to develop more in the Fujikawa.  What do you think now?

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #940 on: July 24, 2021, 12:02:53 AM »
I really like the fujikawas.  It grows really well here and sets fruit well.  And they ripen earlier than reed and nabal.  Taste is unique and the flesh is really dense.  Its great for making guaccamole or sandwiches.  Its a winner.  Theres others that have better flavor but this one is still very good and as a whole package tree it rates very highly.  I top worked 3 or 4 trees with this variety and would reccomend growing it in california.
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #941 on: July 24, 2021, 06:18:45 AM »
Hi guys, in the fall of 2020, I bought an avocado fruit in the supermarket.I do not know the variety, country of origin and other details, when I ate it, I did not throw away the seed,and now it has grown like this. I have a question, what kind of variety can be grafted on this plant, so that it gives fruit if grown in a pot, and is it possible? Can someone sell me avocado cuttings to be shipped to Russia when the time is right? Regards!



I also planted a grocery store Hass seed.  About 5 years old, sits in my living room in the winter.  What should I try to graft so that I may possibly ever get a fruit? 


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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #942 on: September 16, 2021, 08:44:53 AM »
Hey Guys,

Was hoping if anyone can help me out, have a few oro negro’s on the tree and not sure when to pick them, do they turn black on the tree before you pick them?

Thanks, here are some pics below,

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #943 on: September 16, 2021, 12:05:05 PM »
I think you've got a few more months to go, Joe.  Yes, they will start to turn black on the tree.  Late fall/early winter is their season if I'm not mistaken.  I hope you can keep the squirrels away from them!
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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #944 on: September 16, 2021, 03:47:17 PM »
Hey Guys,

Was hoping if anyone can help me out, have a few oro negro’s on the tree and not sure when to pick them, do they turn black on the tree before you pick them?

Thanks, here are some pics below,

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Re: Avocado thread
« Reply #945 on: September 16, 2021, 09:54:59 PM »
Monserrate avo  the same it turns Black before harvest

 

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