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avocado plant

ronojo Jul 23, 2011 08:31 AM

I have an avocado plant, started from a pit, which is now about 3 feet high. I'm thinking about putting it outside for the summer, but I live in MIchigan which is not exactly known for it's avocados! Any advice?

  1. crowmuncher Jul 28, 2011 01:10 PM

    sorry, don't know anything about Michigan but you obviously did a good job of starting it from the seed; i suck at that. I can tell you this- avocado trees take forever to produce when you plant them from seed (up to like 20 years) in FL. You have to be an extremely patient person. Many homes in sofla have established trees so my tree came with the house. I don't think I would plant an avocado from seed. My youngest mango tree I bought 5 yrs ago established (cost me like $150) and the mangos are not really good yet...

    1. Passadumkeg Jul 28, 2011 01:13 PM

      I grew an avocado from seed to nearly 8' in the mountains of NM. Sure, let it out side as long as you don't get a frost.

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      1. re: Passadumkeg
        crowmuncher Jul 28, 2011 01:15 PM

        awesome! how long did that take approximately?

        1. re: crowmuncher
          Passadumkeg Jul 28, 2011 01:21 PM

          It was the seventies, 5 years? I left to work in Europe and gave the plant, named "Arthur" (from Mad magazine) to my brother.

        2. re: Passadumkeg
          ronojo Jul 28, 2011 01:34 PM

          8' is amazing! I'm wondering if I should put it in a larger pot before I put it outside

          1. re: ronojo
            Passadumkeg Jul 28, 2011 02:00 PM

            Yes, and in NM, we had a very sunny atrium w/ high ceilings. In Bolivia, we had a huge avocado tree, we gave away bushels of avocados.

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