Avocado tree growing tree of the genus Persea also known as Avocado tree or Alligator pear, Avocado tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green and glossy in ovate shape.

Flowers of Avocado tree unique they are also male and female but they do not open during the same hours, each flower begins its life as a female flower and end is life as a male. Female flower blooms for several hours while the male flowers are not in function about a day after the male bloom will open while the female parts no longer in function. There are two kind of varieties A and B. A variety is the species whose female flowers bloom in the morning and male bloom at the evening, B variety is the species that’s the male flowers bloom in the morning and female bloom at the evening.

Avocado fruits

Fruit mostly oval (pear shape) the skin of the fruit is can be smooth or like alligator skin colored green to brown black the fruit inside is green.

There are a variety of Avocado tree trees on different dates ripening. Possible to graft together more than one variety on the Avocado tree tree will increase the chances of bearing fruit.

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Requirements for Avocado tree growing and care:

Two trees different varieties A and B, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to graft

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some species bearing all the fruit at once

Planting season:
Possible all year, spring it’s better

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal

Pruning season:
After the fruit (in the varieties there is always fruit or flower)

How to prune:
Dead branch and branch that start to grow in upside

Size of the plant?
5-20 m, 15-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter (most of the year depend on the cultivars)

General information about the flower
Male and female flower that not open during the same hours, flower begin the life as a female flower and as a male. female flower blooms for several hours while the male flowers are not in function, about a day after the male bloom will open while the female parts no longer in function. There are two kind of varieties A and B. A variety is the species whose female flowers bloom in the morning and male bloom at the evening, B variety is the species whose the male flowers bloom in the morning and female bloom at the evening

Thinning the bloom:
The firsts years should thinning by hand after that there is natural thinning of the tree if it’s too much thinning there is probably lace of water

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter (most of the year depend on the cultivars) in colder place in the cold winter there isn’t fruits

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Avocado tree fruits?
Eat raw, salad

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just to pick them up, if there is too much bird necessary to cover the tree with net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Ripening of fruit:
Better to pick the fruits before and let them ripen at home, in some cultivars when you feel the seeds moving inside it’s the time to pick them up

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Take Avocado tree seeds and place it in a glass (if using a disposable glass do not forget to recycle it) take three toothpicks and stab the seed in three places in a position that it will be stable (or two sticks). Another thing put the seed inside the water one-third and two thirds out of the water. Water should be replaced every few days. After the seed has roots it is the time to move it the ground, also possible direct sow

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
Different pot’s or at least 1 m (for the future 3-5 m)

Depth of Sowing:
Cover all the seeds plus 3-5 cm cover with soil from the top

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
1-4 weeks

Condition of seedling:
moist soil

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Scientific name:

Persea americana

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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