Plant ID forum: Avacado from seed

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NCRAS
Oct 8, 2017 11:31 PM CST
This tree started as a seed. I got married and the tree/plant was moved from the inside window to the outside. I just stuck it there next to the fence without any thought at all. Approximately 8 years later, a neighbor spots and avocado. And for a few years, we had great avocados. But the tree was throwing roots up in a neighbors yard and the tree had to come down. Shoots came up from the stump and a few years later, we have avocados again. Currently, the tree is loaded and I suspect size may suffer. Any idea what species this is?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 9, 2017 10:24 AM CST
If you grew it from a seed from the grocery store, probably a Hass. What time of year are the fruits ripe?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Oct 9, 2017 11:31 AM CST
It would also help to know if it is the green/thin skinned, or the dark/thick skinned type. You never know what you will get with a seed grown tree though. I had one that did come true from seed that I had from a produce store where they were labeled. It served me well for 25 years, before I had to remove it due to size.
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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NCRAS
Oct 9, 2017 11:28 PM CST
The immature fruit in the first post of this thread is from last week. And the photos in this post are from mid April 2016.
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Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Oct 10, 2017 11:52 AM CST
It could be a Hass, or one of it's parents. As Daiseyl said time of bloom and ripening also makes a difference. Hass are earlier than my Pinkerton was....Hass being ripe by Christmas, where Pinkerton not ripe until Super Bowl, but those are two different types. I will guess either Mexicola Grande, or Hass, though it could another Mexican hybrid.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 10, 2017 2:39 PM CST
Mexicola Grande ripen black but are long and thin with thin (edible) skin. The other two that would grow well in the San Joaquin Valley are Bacon or Hass. Bacon ripens green, Hass ripens black.

That was why I suggested Hass. But in the newest photos, the fruits are not bumpy like Hass.

Knowing the time of blooming and the time of ripening would help.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Oct 10, 2017 3:07 PM CST
There are quite a few Mexican hybrids that it could be, but again a seedling from a hybrid parent ???
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 10, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Hard to tell what its parentage might be or what it is. As long as it tastes good, who cares! Smiling

I had a Mexicola Grande in CA. I was introduced to them by a lady from church (she had a HUGE Mexicola Grande in her yard) - this ladies last name was Hass. Rolling on the floor laughing
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