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Aug 17, 2017 4:14 AM CST
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Not sure if you can see in the photo, but there is a new large stem growing from the base of our dwarf avocado and was wondering if we let it grow or remove?

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Aug 17, 2017 8:02 AM CST
I'm guessing its graphed.
Any stems growing below graph should be cut off.
There from wild rootstalk.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Aug 17, 2017 11:27 AM CST
I can't see it well, but that may be a graft above the new limbs...the darker section where it looks more like bark. A better pic. of that area would be helpful. If that is a graft, Philip would be correct.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Aug 17, 2017 11:49 AM CST
I can't imagine a nursery grown dwarf avocado that isn't grafted. Cut it off.
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