Pruning Avocado Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Chino, CA (Zone 8B)
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Question by uclagrl123
September 26, 2006
Should I prune the suckers at the base of my four and a half foot avocado tree?

Answer from NGA
September 26, 2006
You can safely remove the suckers by pruning them down to ground level. In commercial fields the suckers are regularly removed. If a tree looks weak or diseased, one of the suckers is allowed to grow for a few years. Then the diseased tree is cut down and the sucker is trained into a new tree. (Just a bit of trivia, but I thought you might be interested.) Best wishes with your avocado tree!

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