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Tree Care Tips

 

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Avocado Tree Care Tips -

Avocados should be planted on high ground.  They need adquate water, but need good drainage.  It is best to build a raised area at least 3' in diameter and about 1' high.  Once you have this raised area, plant your tree in the middle.  You should form a bowl with the graft just above the soil line at the bottom of the bowl.  Over the course of 10 months to 3 years, soil can slowly be added into the bowl intil the graft is completely under ground, which will provide freeze protection.

Avocado trees will need to be protected from the cold for the first TWO to THREE years.  As the tree matures, the green bark on the trunk will begin to turn brown.  This will indicate the tree should be cold hardy to the temperatures that are noted below.  When a severe freeze is being forecast, mound additional soil around the trunk of young trees for extra protection.

Start fertilizing your trees after one year of growth, using a balance fertilizer such as 8-8-8 twice yearly.  Fertilizing is done after blooming when fruit is set and again three months later.  This should occur approximately mid April to mid June.