Avocado – Best #1 Indoor Avocado Plant Food Kit
This CARE KIT includes everything needed to care for and grow avocados from seed. Package includes NPK fertilizer, micronutrient (aka. Vitamins) and bloom-time helper nutrition encompassing everything needed; reduced size provides “just what the tree needs.”
Simple Easy-To-Use Products:
- Two 18-5-10 Control-Release Fertilizer: Net Cont: 4.0-TBSP; Net Wt: 2.0 oz. (56.6 g.); Max Cvr: 3.6 Sq. Ft.
- Two Nutritional Spray Concentrates: Net Cont: 8.0-mL; Net Wt: 0.2 oz. (5.66 g.); Max Cvr: 78 Sq. Ft.
- Two Bloom-Time Spray Concentrates: Net Cont: 8.0-mL; Net Wt: 0.2 oz. (5.66 g.); Max Cvr: 78 Sq. Ft.
Growing Avocado trees from seed can be a fun adventure. Just like when we where kids growing a bean seed in class this project has some exciting aspects to it. Here are a few tips to help out when growing an Avocado tree from seed:
Growing an Avocado From Seed Tips:
- Avocado trees from seed will grow fruit. However, a grafted tree will grow fruit a lot faster and earlier.
- Seeds can be started by placing one half submerged in water.
- Avocado tree plant food can help grow a tree faster and stronger; micro- nutrients will give a head start when re-potting.
- Consider adding a drop or two of micronutrients into water for faster root development.
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Avocados are beautiful trees. They go thru different stages during the bloom process, they drop 50% of their leaves and begin flowering. After the small fruit is set, new growth begins to cover the fruit to prevent sunburn to the maturing fruit. The leaves are medium to dark green and somewhat shinny and the trunk is a medium brown. They are a large spreading tree which can take a considerable amount of space unless maintained.
- Avocados are eaten fresh, guacamole, as a spread, a salad, cake or Avocado Oil.
Maintaining tree size:
- In grove situations, avocado trees are maintained at 15’ to 20’. We recommended this for the homeowner, the fruit is easier harvesting with larger better quality fruit.
- Some varieties grow better than others in containers due to the fruit size and vigor in the particular variety. The varieties we would recommend would be the smaller fruit producing varieties. The smaller fruit does not take as much energy from the plant as larger fruit.
- The first problem with avocado is foot rot from being too wet in the location it is planted (they do not like wet feet). Fungus such as scab and powdery mildew are problems on particular varieties. Anthracnose can be a problem on many varieties, causing no more than a blemish on the skin of the fruit. Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle, a new insect, and Laurel Wilt, a new fungus was simultaneously introduced into the United States in 2002 from overseas on wooden pallets. The Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle carries the fungus and spreads between trees, its preferred host is the native red bay.
Growing avocados from seed:
- Planting avocados from seed is not recommended. The average time to fruit is between 7 to 12 years. Because of genetics, it may resemble the parent fruit or may be entirely different. The seeding could be more or less tolerant to cold or salt. Usually a seedling tree will have a more upright growth pattern while a grafted tree will grow equally upright and spreading to make an more attractive tree.
Alternate names: Avocado, Alligator Pear, Aguacate
Botanical name: Persea Americana
Height: 40’-60’ Width 40’-60’ (Maintain at 20’x20’)
Flower Time: January – April
Harvest Time: June – March
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Native to: Mexico or Central America
Cold Temperature known to live: Mature 15 – 28˚ Young 30 – 32˚
|Dimensions||10 × 6 × 2 in|