Getting Avocado To Blossom - Knowledgebase Question

Davie, FL
Question by Jgamrob
October 28, 1999
I have an avocado tree 8 yrs. old that I started from a seed. It has not bloomed. How can I get it to bloom, or how long does the tree take an avocado tree to mature enough to start blooming?


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Answer from NGA
October 28, 1999

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A seedling avocado may take 10 to 15 years to start bearing fruit, and even then the fruit will not be true to the parent variety. For this reason commercial avocado trees are grafted to an improved variety. You could graft your tree to an improved variety or wait a few more years and take a chance on the fruit quality being acceptable to you.

For more information on growing an avocado, check out the following web sites:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
avocado/avocado2.html

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scrip...

Thanks for stopping in with your question. Good luck with your avocado tree!

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