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Post by vladimir » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:46 pm

When I was a kid, we used to stick matchsticks into avocado pips and put them in water, then they would grow quite well and we would transplant them.

It doesn't seem to work so well here (the matchstick/pip stage).

Why?
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Re: Avocados

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:47 pm

Do avocados need to be grafted onto stronger root stock, like mangos?
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Re: Avocados

Post by vladimir » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:00 pm

I mean, they don't take in the glass.

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Re: Avocados

Post by Biltong » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:19 pm

It is just too hot here, avo's need a cold period to become viable. Chuck them in the fridge for a while before putting them in the water. But don't expect a vigorous tree...
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Re: Avocados

Post by vladimir » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:46 am

Biltong wrote:It is just too hot here, avo's need a cold period to become viable. Chuck them in the fridge for a while before putting them in the water. But don't expect a vigorous tree...
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Post by Username Taken » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:49 am

^^ Can't you see where you're going wrong, vlad? That's not an Avocado tree.
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Re: Avocados

Post by vladimir » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:51 am

Ah, that would explain the lack of fruit.

And perhaps a larger fridge may help...
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Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:49 pm

vladimir wrote:When I was a kid, we used to stick matchsticks into avocado pips and put them in water, then they would grow quite well and we would transplant them.

It doesn't seem to work so well here (the matchstick/pip stage).

Why?
Sometimes the avocados have been sprayed with fungicides or pesticides. I imagine that doesn't help them to be more fertile.

How many avocado trees can you fit in a fridge ? Try A/C ? ;)
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Re: Avocados

Post by Jaap N. » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:08 pm

Been to Scotland several times. Not an avocado tree in sight....
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Re: Avocados

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:17 pm

Jaap N. wrote:Been to Scotland several times. Not an avocado tree in sight....
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