Avacado

Want to talk about fruit and nuts? Got any problems? Here's your place to post.
Post Reply
User avatar
Andy Hamilton
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 6631
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:06 pm
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Avacado

Post: # 2034Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:09 pm

I have planted an avocado stones in a pot and thought it was flourishing. I visited some friends in Cardiff who have one the same but have very different results. Mine is a about 1.5 feet (50cm) tall and totally green. Looking like a long blade of grass.

Meanwhile back in Cardiff, they have what looks like a mini tree, with bark leaves and everything and it is about half the size.

Am I doing something wrong and if so can this be rectified. Any advice would be much appreciated.
First we sow the seeds, nature grows the seeds then we eat the seeds. Neil Pye
My best selling Homebrew book Booze for Free
and...... Twitter
The Other Andy Hamilton - Drinks & Foraging

User avatar
Wombat
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:23 pm
Location: Sydney Australia
Contact:

Post: # 2054Post Wombat
Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:07 am

Just a different variety perhaps?

Nev
Garden shed technology rules! - Muddypause


Our website on living more sustainably in the suburbs! - http://www.underthechokotree.com/

User avatar
catalyst
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 254
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:00 am
Location: portugal
Contact:

Post: # 2448Post catalyst
Sun May 01, 2005 10:13 pm

sounds like yours needs more light....
andy

ina
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 7972
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Location: Kincardineshire, Scotland

Post: # 3414Post ina
Fri May 27, 2005 10:06 pm

Hi Andy

Avocados grow bushier if you break out the growing tip. Once the plant has a few leaves, just take the top of.

It's still probable that yours is a different variety, though, if it has grown that tall and still looks like a blade of grass! I get the best results with germinating avocado just by throwing them on the compost heap. Next year, when I turn the compost over, I'll find it has started growing somewhere in the heap... My house never gets warm enough, and the heat of the compost sets it off beautifully!

Cheers
Ina

User avatar
Andy Hamilton
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 6631
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:06 pm
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Post: # 3442Post Andy Hamilton
Sat May 28, 2005 12:18 pm

right top off, will keep you informed of how it goes, cheers :cheers:
First we sow the seeds, nature grows the seeds then we eat the seeds. Neil Pye
My best selling Homebrew book Booze for Free
and...... Twitter
The Other Andy Hamilton - Drinks & Foraging

User avatar
Steve Hanson
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
Jerry - Bit higher than newbie
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:20 pm
latitude: 46260984
longitude: 01440132
Location: Indre, France
Contact:

Post: # 9959Post Steve Hanson
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:58 pm

Hi Andy

Just one point if you cut out the growing tip it will never fruit it wants to be a tree not a bush, but if all you want is a house plant not a problem.

Steve
Simple, Economical and Purposeful Living

http://www.permacultureeden.com/

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Kahlil Gibran
steve@permacultureeden.com

User avatar
Andy Hamilton
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 6631
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:06 pm
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Post: # 9990Post Andy Hamilton
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:18 am

Another one that died I am afraid. It got knocked off the window ledge when I lived in a first storey flat :oops:

I did hear that avacados started in pots will never fruit....
First we sow the seeds, nature grows the seeds then we eat the seeds. Neil Pye
My best selling Homebrew book Booze for Free
and...... Twitter
The Other Andy Hamilton - Drinks & Foraging

User avatar
Boots
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1172
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:23 pm
Location: The Queensland, Australia.

Post: # 18566Post Boots
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:49 pm

I am sorry Andy and hope this is not taken the wrong way. I realise you are probably grieving your loss and, I don't know if I am alone with this but....THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THREAD I HAVE READ....

ROFL & L & L

I think you would be a lot of fun to garden with Andy! :mrgreen:

Post Reply