Avocado Tree, Not Fruiting - Knowledgebase Question

Anaheim, Ca
Question by xlilbeautyqu
March 8, 2010
I purchased and planted an avocado tree about 3 years ago. When does it start fruiting and do I need to do anything to help pollinate this tree?


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Answer from NGA
March 8, 2010

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Avocado trees usually flower and bear fruit when they are 3-5 years of age so yours should begin within the next year or two. Avocado trees have both male and female flowers on the same tree so you don't need a second tree for good fruit set. It's important, though, that there's lots of bee activity to move the pollen from the male to the female flowers. For this reason it's best not to use a lot of pesticides in your yard, and you can hedge your bet by having lots of colorful annuals and perennials to attract bees to your yard. Best wishes with your avocado tree.

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