Caring for an Avocado Tree After Transplanting

I bought a Hass avocado tree in a 15 gallon pot that already had tiny avocado fruits on it. I re-planted it in a larger container. A few days later, a majority of my tiny avocados fell off.

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Should I pick off all those long stems that originally had the tiny fruits to promote new growth or do I leave them on the tree and they will eventually produce fruit?

I have no idea what to do. Can any expert answer this question?

Thanks in advance.

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June 8, 20170 found this helpful

I think the transplant shocked it a little. Make sure you add mulch and water deeply.

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June 9, 20170 found this helpful

I think my avocado plant is okay at this point, but I'm not sure if I should pick those long stems to promote growth.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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June 8, 20170 found this helpful

That must have been a lot of fun!!
It seems avocado trees are more prone to shock than many other plants/trees but, hopefully, yours will recover. i believe it is recommended to not do anything but wait and see what happens. Of course that does not mean to stop watering it but NO fertilizer for a while.

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Here are a couple of sites that have some good info about this as well as instructions on re-potting so you can see if you messed up somewhere and maybe how to correct it.

www.thoughtco.com/minimize-tree-transplant-shock-1343516

homeguides.sfgate.com/repot-avocado-plant-22091.html

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June 11, 20170 found this helpful

I hope you have excellent luck with your avocado tree but I cannot find anything that states an answer to what is bothering you.
I love to read many sites where "experts" give advice as sometimes one makes things a little clearer than another. One of these experts stated this: Avoid pruning branches that have buds or flowers. Avocado trees do not benefit from heavy pruning.

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Another site states to trim off dead parts after fruit dies. None seem to answer your question exactly.
This is a link to my favorite site as there are so many links connected here that you can find almost anything about a particular plant. Maybe somewhere in one of these articles you will be able to find an answer.

homeguides.sfgate.com/care-hass-avocado-trees-40307.html

homeguides.sfgate.com/cut-avocado-plant-branches-out-100661...

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June 12, 20170 found this helpful

I still have not found the answer to my question and will look around further.
The websites mentioned are very useful.
Thank you for your time.
Twee

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