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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #25 on: Aug 09, 2011, 10:25:37 AM »
one died, the other one has branched out and it doing great.  I need to repot it but I haven't gotten around to it yet. 

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #26 on: Aug 09, 2011, 10:52:16 AM »
I potted mine that I started from seed in June and it's already about 3 1/2 ft tall. I don't know what to do with it.

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #27 on: Aug 09, 2011, 01:50:14 PM »
Whether they ever fruit or not, they make a great smallish evergreen tree outdoors.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #28 on: Aug 09, 2011, 06:17:57 PM »
have you topped it so it will branch?

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #29 on: Aug 09, 2011, 06:49:26 PM »
No I haven't topped it. I probably need too huh? I don't know if it will grow outside here.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #30 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:18:10 PM »
I believe they are zone 9 and 10.  Southern California style but I haven't looked it up.  I just plan to keep mine in the house and keep it bonzia-ed more or less.  Since the tallest point in my house is only about 10 feet. 

It seems they don't like to branch unless they are topped sometimes more than once.  I guess it depends on how you want it to look.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #31 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:29:18 PM »
They will grow in zone 8, too. They do need excellent drainage. Most of the time they are grown on hillside groves here.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #32 on: Aug 10, 2011, 10:20:48 PM »
I solved my problem. I gave both of them away, but I have three more just about ready to pot. I thought it might be easier to keep a baby one inside and maybe plant  one next sping.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #33 on: Aug 10, 2011, 11:31:08 PM »
Yes, they make good temporary house plants too.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #34 on: Aug 23, 2011, 11:49:58 AM »
My avocado tree just got transplanted into a real flower pot that is 4 times the size of the ice cream container it was in.  Hopefully now it won't need watering everyday.  Anyway I think it is going to be way happier.  I also used up most of the soil from the wintersow that didn't work out last year. 

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #35 on: Aug 23, 2011, 02:33:27 PM »
Boy, they sure do like a lot of water.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #36 on: Aug 24, 2011, 07:29:42 PM »
They do it's amazing how much it will absorb.  when I transplanted it, it was dry all the way through. 

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #37 on: Oct 11, 2011, 09:04:13 AM »
I topped the tree I gave my son a while back and stuck the top in water. It has leafs sprouting all out of it but no roots. Do you think it will root this way? It's been in the water a couple of weeks now.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #38 on: Oct 11, 2011, 09:08:49 AM »
I honestly do not know, Bonnie. I am horrid at sprouting in water.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #39 on: Oct 11, 2011, 09:17:37 AM »
Don't they normally take a long time to root? :ScratchHead:
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #40 on: Oct 11, 2011, 08:06:59 PM »
did you put some root stimulator in the water?  Or failing that a little honey in the water?  I've heard either will work for helping roots to grow.

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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #41 on: Oct 11, 2011, 09:24:31 PM »
i've heard you can also put a willow twig in and that will make them sprout.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #42 on: Oct 11, 2011, 10:28:32 PM »
I didn't put anything in the water, Duh, but I will give it a little something.
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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #43 on: Jun 05, 2012, 03:06:01 PM »
My tree isn't in the greatest shape.  I recently topped it again.  When I put it outside it got a bad case of sunburn.


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Re: Avacado Trees
« Reply #44 on: Jun 05, 2012, 04:46:56 PM »
It will recover with water and neglect, Tammy.
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