Less than 2 years later: "We've just eaten our first avocado.
Avocados: Why Is It Best to Grow Different Varieties?
Are you one of those who wonder why a 17 year old, healthy and vigorous avocado tree, isn't fruiting? It flowers heaps but it does not fruit at all. Or it does fruit, but only a few and these are at near the top part of the tree where you need a hydra ladder or a fire truck to harvest them! Well, you are not alone, for sure. There are lots of reasons for this…And many people wonder why! Do you want to know Why? As you read every word of this site's content you will know eactly why and what's more; you'll agree the best way to get more avocados is to help cross-pollinate them. This maens: Plant Different Varieties and Flowering Types, Close-Together. If you like to skip and order your trees Now, go here: Order mini avocado trees Now
Read on, if you like more fun facts on the "whys".
Why Mini Avocado Trees?
The name "mini avocado trees" came along way back in 2003 -2005. The story is; some of the tiny trees in their original small nursery bags flowered and I cross-pollinated them by hand, using a soft paint brush! Most of these trees - under 1 m high - produced so many fruitlets that I had to prune many of them to save the trees. Two or three fruit, on each little tree, were left to grow and of course as a nurseryman, I attended to them on a daily basis. Lo and behold! Small avocado trees with large and perfectly normal avocados hanging from them in just a few months! A guy from the local news paper got to see them. He was so pleasantly surprised and shocked that he exclaimed "mini avocado trees"! He published this novelty and - peopl like you - came along to, order! The name "mini avocado trees" stuck and I'm very grateful to him ... And, of course, folks like you.Thank you
Do You Know Why Huge Trees Produce Less Avocados Per Unit Canopy Area?
Take a look at the drawing on the right. This avocado tree could be 10 m high and wide. This is no exaggeration, there are still plenty of such trees in old orchards. The light grey umbrela shaped part, is called the "Producing Shell". It is only 40-50 cm thick, irrespective of the size of the canopy and practically all new flowers and fruit appear and develop within this shell. The reason is flowers and fruit need light and stdudies show the practical light levels after the first 50-60 cm within the canopy, is zero. No light, No flowers or fruit. We now also know why a huge part of the inner canopy of any trees has no leaves or active shoots either.
Is there a solution to this? Can we grow small avocado trees and still harvest good number of avocados? The solution is to keep your trees small and reduce the size of the unproductive inner empty space by twice yearly light pruning.
Let's look at what is possible.Take a look at this new picture. It was shot in Feb 2012, in the greater Auckland region and the person is a semi-commercial grower. Moral: Keep Your Avocado Trees, Small. Around 1.5 - 2 m Wide, and about 3 m High. No more!
Discover how to harvest avocados from trees in just few years, after planting. I admit; avopro guys produce very small and young trees fruiting in their tiny bags for demonstration purposses, only. That's because they want to show you, it is possible. The mini avocado guys just want All their client-friends know the facts but they do Not recommend letting your young avocado trees fruit in the first, or the second year. Read the eBooks for more details.
Do you just love to have something unique? Your wish is our command. To get early fruiting, it is best to order the 365 Online Help together with your trees, and, Keep Us Informed on your precious trees' progress.
If you like special, ready to fruit, Large Avocado Trees, please email us. We can produce only a few of these very special trees each year, and people reserve them. Sorry, first come, first served, applies. But you never know: email AvoPro Thank you.
Thousands of different avocado varieties are recorded. They are all either Type A or Type B flowering. The A variety flowers open female in the morning of day one. The flower closes around mid-day, and remains closed till mid-day next & then reopens as male. B varieties open as female in the afternoon of the first day, close in late afternoon, and re-open in the male phase, next morning. This is also very important in helping early & abundant yields, but one needs to complement it with more good practices.
To help all client-friends in their quest for the best results, we pledge, irrevocably, to give continued support for 365 days, or for as long as required by you, if you order the online help service: 365 Online Help
Did you know avopro.org or mini avocado trees are grown from Zutano rootstock and grafted from selective, high yield and indexed mother trees? Every year, the production lines and random samples are tested for diseases by independent, industry approved laboratories. In addition we cull all trees which do not meet the highest standards. The avopro.org guys are a small family company but they are helped by world-class experts from all over the globe to keep offering a better and better service. At present they are researching the effects of certain root-stock on the flowering time of different varieties by a well known professor in NZ. And, No he is not being paid. He just does it for the love of helping folks in the South Island and also cooler regions to grow their avocados more successfuly, and for helping this family business, as he thinks AvoPro is providing a useful service.
Cracking Orchardists & Gardeners!
Practise these simple principles. Enhance pollination by creative management and harvest, heaps of avocados.
Home gardeners & commercial orchardists alike, can apply these astonishing High Density Planting -HDP- principles & other good management techniques & get astounding results.
This AvoPro recommendation is based upon deep & critical inspection of free-floating data & our own observations during the past 20 years.
Download the PDF here a hugely authoritative study of avocado –HDP- method. It’s totally amazing & is presented by an eager orchardist & university professor. Come back to this page by simply closing the recommended sites & pages.
Commercial orchardists can dramatically increase yield per hectare. Please contact us for detailed information.
Some might like to discover more about avocado flowering & the crucial importance of planting Pollinizors & having Pollinators... Yes, there is a distinction.
Some of the avocado varieties offered by AvoPro
A selection of some of AvoPro Exclusive avocado varieties follows:
Above: The Abe variety on the left, and a large Hass, on the right
Saba avocado variety on the left is thought to be cold tolerant. The Hass on right is for comparison.
The avopro guys have more avocado varieties than any other nursery in NZ! They are updating this site and more varieties - many of which have been kept a secret till now - will follow soon ... For the first time ever.
Crazy Avocentrics & Tree Lovers!
Do you have space for an average shrub or a small tree? Well, you can plant a combination of avo trees --all in one spot-- and still harvest abundantly. A tiny patch of garden is ample space for growing 4 / 8 mutually complementing avocado trees. Plant - snugly close together-- like we do & see the rewarding results.
"True - you need more than just buying trees to grow them successfully.
Rest assured - we are with you - at every step - right to picking your first fruits and beyond..."
"Highly recommended - order Avocado Growing eBooks and then as you progress in your avocado venture, get all the support info-packs as well. They are worth every penny."
Did you know this unique avocado site is a home business run by a Kiwi family? It's more about joy, than business. Thought you might like to know. I confirm; It really is about bringing joy to friend-clients, as well as us. The dough follows automatically. Don't you agree?