Really what could be better?
I could think of a few things, but this is right up there!
"hmmmm", maybe chocolate cake, naaaa,,,I just love Avocados!
I actually love them that much I took on a job for two seasons managing 500 established trees.
But that is another story. Today we are here to discuss how to grow these lovely little dwarf Avocado fruit trees just for us, family and a few friends.
I think it just great that almost anyone with sunshine in a small space can grow a variety of foods that can be placed on the kitchen plate.
Perfect Dwarf Avocado Trees Just For You!
IMPORTANT - The first thing to get you started with Avocado Dwarf Fruits is to remember the container/ pot needs to be free draining. Please view the photo in the slide show as an example.
- Buy trees that have been grafted onto dwarf root stock. Avoid seedling trees!
- Look for straight strong central leader, avoid crooked bent storks
- Check for diseases on the leaf and stork. This can be brown spotting or leaf curl
- Check for aphids or ants on the trees. If they are there buy a different tree. Actually go to a different nursery!
- Remove flowers and fruits in the first season. This helps the tree establish and save energy. You will get a much more productive trees this way.
- Use an organic premium potting mix.
- Mix into the potting mix one third of organic compost to help the overall plants health and productivity.
- Cover the top of the container with compost as Avocado trees have surface feeder roots and like to keep cool.
- Keep leaf growth over the top of the container/pot to keep the trees roots cool and protected
- Rotate the tree once a week so the tree grows evenly and produces fruit all over the whole tree.
- If the pot is too heavy to move purchase some wheels for the container so it can be moved easily. These can be found at hardware stores and nurseries.
- Keep in a protected position away from strong winds.
- Place water nearby to encourage birds to come and visit. These guys will clean up unwanted pests.
- Remove any pest by hand. Try to avoid sprays when possible.
- Fertilize once a fortnight with liquid seaweed in the growing season to produce more flowers and fruits.
- Fertilize three times a year with an organic fertilizer that has a mixture of chicken manure, seaweed and fish emulsion. This is used for the production of new leaf growth.
- Keep your new tree staked for the first few months until the roots have established in its new container.
- Enjoy and love your Dwarf Avocado Trees and they will return three times fold.
- Show them off to friends and family!
Dwarf Avocado Tree Educational Slide Show!
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