Avocado Tree Never Fruits?

My avocado tree, planted in the yard 20 years ago, has never fruited or even had blossoms. Last year it had blossoms, but they didn't turn into fruit. The tree we had cut down about 20 years ago would produce over 400 avocados every year. This tree is a seed from that tree. The current tree appears to be very healthy otherwise with lots of growth. I am in area 9 in Santa Clara Valley in central California. Anyone have any ideas what is happening?


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October 17, 20170 found this helpful
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Avocado trees grown from a seed can produce fruit but as you have found - it may take 20 years or more.

  • It seems the basic reason avocado usually trees do not bloom is due to not enough or no pollination.
  • There either needs to be another tree (and bees or birds) plus a lot of luck or the trees have to be hand pollinated.
  • Weather and care also need to be considered but pollination is essential for fruit to bear.

here are a couple of web sites that have information that might help you find answers to what you can do with your tree.



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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

grafted Trees produce fruit within 3 years. Your tree planted from a seed may take 10-20 years and the fruit may not be good.


Dont fertilize between October and February

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

Avocado tree not flowering.

Step 1
Use one pound of nitrogen a year fertilize late winter and early summer.

Step 2
Zinc,pottasium and iron should be added to the soil in spring.

Step 3
Do not prune.

Step 4
If the weather is not right there is nothing you can do about it.

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

Facts about growing avocado trees from seeds.

  1. It is easy to grow an avocado tree from a seed.
  2. Unfortunately, if you have grown this tree in your home from a seed it more than likely will never produce fruit.
  3. Ungrafted avocado trees won't produce fruit.
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  5. In order to have an avocado tree that grows fruit you must graft the seedling.
  6. Here is an excellent site that tells you all about growing your own tree from a seed and why you don't have avocados on the tree. www.willsavocados.com/.../grow-avocado-tree
  7. Normally a grafted tree will produce avocados within 5 to 7 years.
  8. When the fowers on teh tree open it is for 2 days. The first day the flower is female and the second the flower is male.
  9. The first day the flower is female it needs to be pollinated by another tree or a bee in your area to get the tree to produce fruit.
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