Avocados falling - Knowledgebase Question

Question by preyna48
July 31, 2009
we have a haas avocado and they are falling dawn they turn brown and they fall dawn and now even the green ones are starting to fall dawn now. Should it be cause alot of water? we water it twice a week? please let me know what i am doing wrong> I also added some ironite two times in two months.
thank you I really appreciate your help!

Answer from NGA
July 31, 2009


Avocado trees go through a natural thinning process at this time of year so the dropping fruit may not indicate a problem. However, fruit drop can indicate a root stress problem. I do think you are watering too much, though. Avocado trees are best watered by flooding the soil once a week or every 10 days during the summer months. Instead of watering twice a week, reduce the frequency to once a week and be sure to apply the water slowly so it has a chance to soak in and wet the entire root system. Good luck with your avocado tree!

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