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Avocados... and other trees.
« on: 17 August, 2020, 01:07:05 pm »
Have some avocado plants grown from pips.  Currently have three, the largest is ~38cm tall, and the largest leaf is 33cm!  The chance of them flowering is slim, & apparently one needs more than one plant for them to fruit, as though flowers are 'M&F' - not in sync.  The dwarf early fruiting varieties don't seem to be easily available in Uk.

Anyone else avoing a go?
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: Avocados...
« Reply #1 on: 17 August, 2020, 09:13:55 pm »
Oh yes. And orange, blood orange, and lemon trees too.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

ElyDave

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Re: Avocados...
« Reply #2 on: 18 August, 2020, 08:15:16 am »
Lemons, yes
Avocados, tried, no sucess
Loquat (SP?) - yes
Pomegranate - Yes

Not tried any oranges, the wife has just handed me two passion fruit she has declared inedible, so we'll see.

EDIT - Forgot the Custard Apple - long germination on that one, nothing for ages adn now half a dozen have sprung up
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Avocados... and other trees.
« Reply #3 on: 22 August, 2020, 09:22:59 am »
 :thumbsup:

I also have some baobab seeds one month into trying to germinate.  When I was growing up in Africa, we used to crack open the pods, and chew the acidic seed coating off...
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: Avocados... and other trees.
« Reply #4 on: 22 August, 2020, 11:08:13 am »
That reminds me - Carob as well

Can you tell that I collect seed pods when I go on holiday?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: Avocados... and other trees.
« Reply #5 on: 23 August, 2020, 10:51:52 pm »
Avocados - no more tricks with toothpicks, I plant mine straight in the ground.  Never persisted with them long enough, I expect they would die in winter.
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