Avocado

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Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 29 Dec 2014, 17:34

I inadvertently grew an Avocado tree... well sapling at the moment. Youngest son River asked me if we could grow one so I dried out the stone, threw it in a tub with my Yukka Plant and forgot about it until it was 6 inches tall!

it's now 2 foot tall and looking healthy!

My questions are:

Will it survive being re-potted into a tub of it's own?

Is it ok in our cold conservatory? It gets warm in there during the day if the sun is shining but gets quite cold at night....
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Re: Avocado

Post by CP » 30 Dec 2014, 03:50

Sorry, dont know anything about keeping the plant alive but just to warn you that avocado's are poisonous to chickens, so keep them away from it! Not sure if it's the whole plant or just the fruit but better to be safe than sorry. ;)
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Re: Avocado

Post by kated » 30 Dec 2014, 13:24

It's a tropical tree so 1) it doesn't like to be cold 2) if you let it, it will outgrow your house! They are fun and easy to grow but you won't get an avocado from it.

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Re: Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 30 Dec 2014, 14:12

So can I transplant it into it's own tub for now? I'll chuck it on the field once it's taller than me! lol

I couldn't kill it..... I've named it!!!
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Re: Avocado

Post by CP » 30 Dec 2014, 16:11

And it's name is....?
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Re: Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 30 Dec 2014, 17:18

'Cardo of course!!
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Re: Avocado

Post by organic chick » 30 Dec 2014, 18:33

You need to pot it on into a larger pot now and then do not repot again. Unlikely to flower or fruit here, but if you are brave enough to scar the bark when it is older that stimulates the production of a flower. Highly susceptible to red spider mite of the greenhouse variety. They make handsome greenery plants and will only grow as big as the pot you put it in allows it to. I have a friend in San Diego who grows them in her garden and I gorge myself when I go visit. Yum.

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Re: Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 30 Dec 2014, 20:01

scar? tell me moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Re: Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 04 Dec 2017, 15:13

Cardo died :-( he had a fight with a bench and lost....
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Re: Avocado

Post by CP » 04 Dec 2017, 15:21

:crybaby: :-({|=
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Re: Avocado

Post by MamaOwl » 04 Dec 2017, 16:51

LMAO!!!
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