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Caring for an Avocado Tree

Avocado trees whether grown from seed or purchased from a nursery will need to proper care to thrive. This is a guide about caring for an avocado tree.

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September 19, 2016 Flag
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I started 2 avocado trees from the seed. They are about 10 inches high. I have them in pots right now, but on one of them the leaves have started curling down all along the edges and turning yellow and orange. Do these trees lose their leaves in the fall? Or is something wrong with my seedlings? Also when should I put them in the ground? I hope you have an answer for me.
Thanks.

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September 9, 2016 Flag
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We are renting and our well pump broke. It took over 4 months to fix and so these trees have been through a summer in Ojai California (high temps) all summer. The landlords say that now that the well if fixed we just have to start watering, but I am not so sure. I am looking for expert advice hopefully and thank you!

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March 1, 2016 Flag
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I have an avocado tree that was 4 ft high when I got it and growing well. I did not realize at the time that I needed to cut it back and it was 6 ft tall before I realized the the top was bushy, but the stalk was not growing. Since then I have pinched it back, it has a lot of new growth at the top, but the now 8 ft tree still has a stalk no thicker than an inch or so. Should I cut it down to the bottom completely? Or should I let it go and keep pinching back the new growth? I am at a loss. All of the info I can find says to pinch it back, but I haven't been able to find out how to correct this.

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March 15, 20160 found this helpful

I have never cut mine back. Its well over 6' and doing fine. Mine is also in the ground not in a pot. It might be root bound.

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May 5, 20160 found this helpful

That tree has to go in the ground for the stalk to thicken. The root doesnt have enough room to grow first of all. Second, dont cut anymore of the top, allow it to grow in.

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April 8, 2016 Flag
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I had an avocado plant; it was growing good it was already 8 feet tall, but one day I went out and when I got back home my plant was cut. They cut the top part off where the leaves were growing. What can I do to get it to grow again? The steam is still green!

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April 10, 20160 found this helpful

Hello !

Don't worry an avocado is a tree and it will start new branches from its trunk. Some people "pinch" or cut the top of the avocado shoot at a very early stage of its growth so that it will start new branches and get stronger. You too would have had to cut it anyway. Just relax and watch it grow.

Catherine

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April 12, 2014 Flag
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Transplanted avocado tree.I recently planted a 5yr old avocado tree that was beginning to flower. I (thought) I did everything I was supposed when planting, including fresh soil and deep watering, but since I planted the tree all the leaves have died and turned brown, but the branches are still green. It has been about three weeks since planting. I have sprinklers set to twice a week, but if am wondering if it is not getting enough water from them. I have deep watered only twice since planting. The tree sits on the north east end of my yard and gets plenty of sun after about 10am. Does it sound like the tree can recover? If so, what do I need to do?

By Shawn H.

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October 26, 20140 found this helpful

My tree is 3 feet tall & in a pot and turning brown, should I plant it. Should the seed be visible when I plant it? How cold is to cold for it?

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October 13, 20150 found this helpful

Your plant is experiencing transplant shock your prior growing media to that of the ground it is in, is totally different in nutrients (nitrogen and etc levels) so all former growth from old media will die back and new growth from what's in the ground it's now in will come forth in time as it adjusts. Next time if planning on planting in ground do it sooner, the sooner the better as for no shock , & you will want to manage the climate because if outside doesn't match 5 years inside temperature more shock there don't water too often one good deep watering is needed then wait 20 days or so remember now it have to adjust to the natural rain water schedule less of your maintenance. Stay blessed & don't worry should be fine & hopefully you transplanted iparound spring and summer

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October 13, 20151 found this helpful

Avocados can handle winter temperatures if prepped the right way every avo I had survived winter in my house and it probably gets around 50 degrees to 45 the least until I use heat. When planting avocado you can burry seed or display half since seed will eventually rot, display half so when rotting is spotted you can simply remove the huge stale seed note only when the avo is ready though! Else you would be depleting it of butrients, avocados is very finicky plants they like loose soil and damp to dry soil and indirect light and some full sun is required, with out it slow growth and leggy plant will happen. As far as brown leaves check for over watering, over fertilizing and or root bound, or insufficient lighting, all is fixable if root bound repot cut back dead black roots and the main tap root a couple inches to encourage more root branch out growth . Fertilize lightly for avocados half the recomended and probably once every two three months , with all these factors new leaves will grow back just monitor plant.

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March 13, 2013 Flag
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My avocado tree started growing brown on the leaves. How would I check if it's root bound?

By Alicia

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March 18, 20130 found this helpful

I don't know if this is true or not, but I've heard that this is from using chlorinated water when you water your plant.

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March 18, 20131 found this helpful

The only way I know of to check if a plant is root bound is to pull the whole thing out of the pot and look.

Avocado trees are just that, trees. They prefer to be in the ground. I had one in my back yard (California coastal valley) that was about 30 feet tall and put out hundreds of avocadoes.

The older leaves do turn brown, dry up and fall off. This is natural.

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February 1, 2014 Flag
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I currently have 5 avocado trees no taller than 1 foot. It seems, no matter how hard I try I can't keep them alive past 1 year. The leaves have fallen off all 5 plants.

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March 15, 2015 Flag
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Our avocado tree is dropping its fruit too early. They are small, milky once ripened, and tasteless. We have watered, but not fertilized her for a few years. Help?

By Gabs

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October 26, 20150 found this helpful

Dude, you HAVE to fertilize! With nitrogen in fall or winter.

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September 12, 2011 Flag
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I have a mature 10 ft 8 yr old avocado tree and the leaves are turning yellow and the 30+ fruit on the tree are red skinned, but turn brown when picked and stored. It's close to another avocado tree which has the normal dark green leaves. It receives normal fertilizer annually. We are 200 meters from sea. Other avocado trees nearby in the settlement are normal. Is my tree dying or can it be saved? Thanks for any help.

By Allan M

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

It's possible it's just a different variety of avocado. Maybe you've "discovered" a new cross-breed? I've not researched avocados much lately, but I have seen "red" ones when I used to live near the coast here in California. You've got me curious now, if I get some time, I'll research them on line and/or at my local nursery. Maybe you can do the same?

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

Hi Allan... Well, I did a quick check. Went to AskJeeves (well, I guess it's just Ask now!) and got to a section of eHow.com that talked about avocados in Florida. I went there because they mentioned red. There is a Hardee avocado with red skin. Also a Puebla and Gotfried, they have purple skin.

I messed around at that site a bit and found info on yellowing leaves: Yellowing leaves indicate iron deficiency, that can be caused by over-watering or lack of nutrients. They say a chelated foliar spray containing iron will correct this deficiency. Don't know your feeding setup, but they suggest they be given a multipurpose fertilizer 4x a year.

Hope this helps. I so would like to grow some avocado trees, but just about the time I think I'm settling in somewhere I move! I have 'grown' avocados from seed from time to time, ever since I was a little gal! They don't get too big n bushy for me, tho. Some day, some day! Best wishes, good luck!

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April 5, 20120 found this helpful

Beware fertilizing avocado trees too often. In So Cali they grow perfectly fine with very little...sometimes no fertilizer.

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