August 26, 2023 at 3:26 am ReplyrichePrivate messageGreenhorn
I started 4 avocado from seed and planted them in the garden. They grew quite tall, nearing 12-15 feet already. I’m in the tropics, and we got a drought for 6 weeks and two of the trees have suddenly had major branches die off completely. I had noticed leaves drooping at some point and watered with a barrel of water each, but I think I was too late.
What consequences will this have? Are the side branches going to pick up slack? Will this delay fruiting (am in year 4)…
Thanks for your insights. I feel avocado is a tree that doesn’t like drought at all…August 26, 2023 at 9:26 am ReplyKay @ DPrivate messageGreenhorn
Ha good luck with that one… I have one growing outside in a place where there’s only rocky ground. It has maybe a few inches of soil, like 2 or 3 but that’s it… and I never got a single flower out of it, it’s been nearly ten years! It just makes new branches, and then they die off every time it doesn’t rain for a week. I should look into watering or giving more mulch or something, but can’t get around to it.
My takeaway? Be ready to give it time if you want something out of it!
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