Information About Avocados

Planting avocado trees outdoors is not a viable option for everyone, but that’s okay. In the articles below, you will find tips on growing avocados indoors as well as in the garden. So read on to learn more about avocado care, including common pests and disease, when and how to harvest, and all about pruning.

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Avocado Fruit Drop: Why Is My Avocado Dropping Unripe Fruit

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Avocado trees losing fruit is normal; however, it could mean there is a problem. Stress and pests can cause abnormal or excessive dropping of fruits. Click here to learn more about avocado trees dropping unripe fruit.

Avocado Tree Grafting – Caring For A Grafted Avocado Tree

By Teo Spengler

Grafting is a process of joining parts of two trees biologically. Can you graft avocados? Grafting avocado trees is a common practice for commercial producers, but rather difficult for gardeners. Click here for more information about avocado tree grafting.

Avocado Texas Root Rot – Controlling Cotton Root Rot Of Avocado Tree

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Cotton root rot of avocado, also known as avocado Texas root rot, is a destructive fungal disease that occurs in hot summer climates, especially where soil is highly alkaline. Recognizing the symptoms of avocado cotton root rot may be helpful. Learn more in this article.

Phytophthora Root Rot: Treating Avocados With Root Rot

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

No plant is without its problems. If you were expecting an avocado tree laden with fruit, but instead have a sickly tree that rarely bears avocado fruits, this article may be for you. Click here to learn about root for in avocado trees.

What Causes Avocado Rot: How To Treat A Rotten Avocado Tree

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Fungal diseases can happen to any plant. However, not all fungal diseases bear apparent symptoms. This is the case with avocado wood rot. Learn more about wood rot of avocado trees in this article. Click here for more information.

Phytophthora Blight Control – Treating Avocado Seedlings With Blight

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing an avocado tree is a great way to have a steady supply of this delicious, nutritious, and fatty fruit. There are some potential issues, though, that could destroy your baby avocado, including avocado seedling blight. Learn more in this article.

Fruitless Avocado Problems – Reasons For An Avocado Tree With No Fruit

By Amy Grant

Although avocado trees produce more than a million flowers at bloom time, most fall from the tree without producing fruit. Even with this excessive blossoming, there are several reasons for a fruitless avocado. Click here to learn why there is no fruit on an avocado tree.

Burnt Avocado Leaves: What Causes Avocado Leaf Burn

By Teo Spengler

When the tips of your avocado leaves look scorched but the sun isn?t hot, you may be perplexed. Why are my avocado leaves burnt, you may ask. Leaf burn doesn?t always result from high-voltage sunshine. If you want to understand the causes, this article will help.

No Blooms On Avocado : How To Get Flowers On Avocado Trees

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardeners lucky enough to have homegrown fruits may find that an avocado has no flowers. The problem may be cultural, environmental, related to tree age or pollination issues. Learn how to get flowers on avocado trees in this article.

Avocado Black Spot: Learn About Cercospora Spot In Avocados

By Kristi Waterworth

Growing avocados means learning about what ails them. Cercospora spot is a common and troublesome problem for growers everywhere. Find out what to look for, how to prevent it and how to treat avocado cercospora spot if it crops up in your garden by clicking here.

Avocado Transplanting: Can You Move A Mature Avocado Tree

By Teo Spengler

If you are thinking of transplanting avocado trees, the younger the tree, the better your chance of success. For more information on transplanting avocado trees, including tips on how to transplant an avocado, the following article will help.

Tips For Thinning Avocado Fruit: Is Avocado Fruit Thinning Necessary

By Amy Grant

Avocado fruit thinning is similar to thinning other fruiting trees, such as apples. Removing avocado fruit may or may not be a good idea, it all depends on how and when you go about thinning the avocado fruit. Click this article for more information.

Avocado Anthracnose Treatment: What To Do For Anthracnose Of Avocado Fruit

By Kristi Waterworth

Avocados are amazing gifts from your landscape or orchard trees, but they can quickly become a pile of gross, unusable mush if those plants are infected with avocado anthracnose. Learn tips for reducing this fruit disease in the following article.

Avocado Algal Leaf Disease: Treating Spots On Avocado Leaves

By Kristi Waterworth

Algal leaf spot of avocado is a disease that can cause some major visual disruption for avocado plants, but it?s not a serious condition. Learn more about how to identify the disease and what to do to keep it from coming back in this informative article.

Powdery Mildew Control – Tips On Treating Powdery Mildew On Avocados

By Mary Ellen Ellis

As with any fruit tree, there are avocado pests and diseases that may strike and either kill or limit the harvest. Avocado powdery mildew is a fungus that is not uncommon, but also not too serious and easy to treat and manage. Learn more about it in this article.

Avocado Scab Control: Tips On Treating Scab On Avocado Fruit

By Amy Grant

While initially scab on avocado fruit is a cosmetic issue, it may become a gateway for the entry of fruit rotting organisms such as anthracnose. Because of this, treating avocado scab is an important step to preserving the crop. This article will help.

Avocado Bud Mite Control – How To Treat Bud Mites On Avocado Trees

By Amy Grant

So your prized avocado tree is showing signs of infestation; the question is, what?s eating the tree? There are a number of pests of avocado, but one of the most common are bud mites on avocado trees. Find information on avocado bud mite control here.

Avocado Tree Fertilizer: How To Fertilize Avocados

By Amy Grant

Fertilizing avocado trees, along with general care and proper planting, will give you the best chance of an abundant and healthy crop of fruit. The question is how to fertilize avocados? Click this article for avocado fertilizer requirements.

Avocado Houseplant Care – Information About Growing Avocados In Pots

By Amy Grant

Many houseplants can be grown from staples found amongst the produce of your very own refrigerator. Carrots, potatoes, pineapple and even avocado all garner respectable houseplants. Take a look at how to grow an avocado houseplant indoors in this article.

Avocado Tree Cuttings: Tips For Avocado Propagating By Cuttings

By Amy Grant

While rooting avocado pits is a fun project, you probably won?t get any fruit. So folks that want fruit usually buy a grafted avocado sapling, but did you know growing avocado trees from cuttings is also possible? This article has more information.

Cold Tolerance Of Avocado: Learn About Frost Tolerant Avocado Trees

By Amy Grant

Avocados are native to tropical America but are grown in tropical to subtropical areas of the world. If you have a yen for growing your own avocados but don?t exactly live in a tropical clime, all is not lost! Here are some cold hardy, frost tolerant avocado trees.

Pollinating Avocado Trees: How To Cross Pollinate An Avocado Tree

By Amy Grant

Pollinating in avocado trees is a unique process. A mature tree may produce over one million blooms over its life time, hundreds of them during any one season. So, do avocado trees cross pollinate? Read this article to learn more.

What Is Sunblotch: Treatment For Sunblotch In Avocado Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sunblotch disease occurs on tropical and subtropical plants. Avocados seem particularly susceptible to the disease. Learn more about sunblotch and how to treat this problem in this article.

Avocado Tree Treatment – Pests And Diseases Of An Avocado Tree

By Kristi Waterworth

Avocados are tasty additions to the garden, but there are pests and diseases you should be aware of before planting. Read this article to learn what to do about these problems before your crop is affected.

Avocado Harvest Time: Tips For Picking Avocados

By Amy Grant

How to tell if an avocado is ripe? It isn?t always easy to discern the peak avocado harvest time. Are there some peak avocado harvesting time tips and how to pick an avocado that is ripe? Learn more about when to harvest avocados in this article.

Growing Avocados In Containers and Indoor Avocado Plant Care

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Avocado trees are warm season plants, easily damaged by cold and frost. This article will help with growing an avocado plant indoors so the cold won't be a factor. Click here to learn more.

Avocado Tree Growing – How To Plant An Avocado Tree

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Avocados are a source of vitamins and nutrients. Learn about planting your own avocado tree in this article so you can take advantage of these healthy benefits in your garden.

Pruning Avocado Trees: Trimming An Avocado Houseplant

By Kathee Mierzejewski

The average outdoor avocado tree can grow to be 40 to 80 feet tall. However, you can enjoy a smaller version inside your home with little fuss. Read this article for help with pruning avocados indoors.

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