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Darnelli
Dec 15, 2016 12:42 PM CST
I have three trees in a small space, less than 3 ' each is about 2&3 inches in diameter and about 10' to12' high. Should I remove one or two to enhance the production of one? Also there is one tree about 15' away that does well.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 15, 2016 1:12 PM CST
Yes, you should probably remove at least one of the 3 trees in that small space.

Avocado generally do take several years to mature before they will set fruit, then some varieties only bear every second year, having an "off" year in between where you will only get a few fruits.

How old are these 3 trees? Being that size, they might need another year or two in order to mature, flower and bear. They will certainly grow a lot better if they were not so crowded.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Dec 15, 2016 1:39 PM CST
This might help you a bit http://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/

Darnelli
Dec 18, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Thank you for the response,I'm getting educated on theses trees. My area is very small so the challenge is to either get the trees to produce( l love Avacado) or remove them and make room for a tomatoe plant.
Thank you!
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ctcarol
Dec 18, 2016 3:45 PM CST
They're not a good tree for small spaces. Mine is a 25year old seed grown tree that is about 30' x 30' and will either be radically cut back or removed this spring.
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DaisyI
Dec 18, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Full grown avocado trees are HUGE! You can keep them cut back to a manageable size but that is way too many trees for that small space. One well grown avocado will produce enough guacamole for a lifetime. I had one in my CA garden that produced a couple hundred pounds per year, even with me keeping it to a 20 X 25 foot profile so I could pick the fruit.

It did not start producing until it was 9 or 10 years old - the guy at the local nursery said that was about right.
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