Reed Avocado


#21

Excellent information Richard. I eat an avocado nearly every day for lunch. I know I will never make it cost effective to grow my own avocados in zone 8, but it is on my bucket list.


#22

Do avocados shed most of their leaves during blooming? It seems that they do that to expose more of the inflorescence for pollination. Then in a short while comes the new leaves.


#23

In the continental U.S., avocado is one of the least profitable fruits to grow unless you are one of the few ranchers with a lucrative Japanese contract. The profit margin for efficient growers here in San Diego county is only 8 cents per fruit.

Avocado trees with heritage from southern Mexico (e.g. Chiapas) through central America have a tendency to molt around April – as do some other fruiting trees from that region; e.g., White Sapote.


#24

It’s been warming up around here and today 3 near-ripe fruits dropped from our tree. They range in weight from 1.2 to 1.6 pounds. :slight_smile:


#25

Three more dropped off today for a total of six :slight_smile:


#26

I cut open a 1.5 pounder this evening


#27

almost a month later, my reed tree remains 27" tall, but it’s put out a few new gorgeous leaves, which have such a sheen to them that they look artificial.

i figure the tree is establishing its roots and beginning to overcome transplant shock.

had to dispatch a small green caterpillar that was surely engaging in malfeasance under those beautiful leaves.


#28

Pictures?


#29


taken more than a couple weeks ago. virtually a baby pikchur. or maybe a toddler pikchur.


#30

Looks happy!


#31

Our tree gifted us another 1.4 lb’er today. We had no idea it was hanging in there! :laughing: