Our avocado seedlings are reputable for their earlier maturity period, astounding fruit set, and moderate resistance to diseases commonly affecting avocado production.
- This variety is very suitable and adaptable to tropical conditions.
- Read on as we give you tips that will help you get the best out of your investment in avocado farming.
Avocado seedlings: Planting requirements
- Light: Full, indirect sun
- Humidity: Moderate to high
- Soil: Do not dry out
- Fertilizer: Preferably 7-9-5
- Shape: Pinch back top leaves to encourage new side shoots
- Room temperature: 60° to 85°F (16° to 30°C)
Avocado plant care
- Keep your avocado plant in a warm, sunny location.
- Water frequently with an occasional deep soak. Keep plant moist but not overly saturated. As with most plants, make sure the soil drains well.
- Pinch the stem back every time your plant grows another six inches or so, in order to encourage a bushier appearance.
- If you live in a warm enough climate, plant your tree outside once it is big enough.
Avocado seedlings: Growing tips
- Remember that avocado trees do best at moderately warm temperatures (60 F to 85 F) with moderate humidity.
- If you plant during the summer, there is always the risk of sun damage, because avocado trees don’t absorb water very well when they’re young.
- Plant it in a non-lawn area and away from sidewalks and, if you can plant it in a spot protected from wind and frost.
- The avocado root system is very sensitive, and great care should be taken not to disturb it when transplanting.
- If the tree is root-bound, however, loosen up the soil around the edges and clip the roots that are going in circles.
- Avocado trees like the soil’s pH around 6 to 6.5.
- Trees typically need to be watered two to three times a week.
- As the roots reach out into the bulk soil, more water can be applied and the frequency of watering can diminish to about once a week after a year.
- When watering the tree, soak the soil well, and then allow it to dry out somewhat before watering again.