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Avocados for the desert

 
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myamberdog



Joined: 21 May 2011
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Location: palm springs, california

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:52 am    Post subject: Avocados for the desert Reply with quote

Has anyone grown a variety of avo that bears well in the desert?
I'm just having the worst kind of luck with whatever variety I planted
years ago. The thing so rarely flowers and no fruit has ever set, and it's about 8 years old now....and it seems to get burnt on the leaves a lot in summer.....

Thanks......mwoofie
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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aravaipa avocado from Shamus O'Leary tropical fruit trees is supposed to be the avocado that everyone is waiting for. It was discovered in Aravaipa Canyon and is reported to take the heat and cold well. Below is a picture of my that has a little salt burn but this is its first summer so it's unclear. It is a 'B' type flower. Shamus suggests planting a winter mexican avocado for pollination, but any B type would do. I'm leading towards a Sir Prize or Fuerte.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So. when will this be available DCB?

looks very interesting......MDog
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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to mislead you, but this variety is already out. You can reserve one of these trees at the Shamus o leary facebook page.
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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've also have had discussions about this avocado before, so, I'm not sure how you could have missed it.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'm an infrequent visitor here - that's probably why - but this avocado does look good for my desert situation (like you).....I just need to figure out how to get a hold of it...


M.A.D.
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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we are more frequent than the actual owner of the page (I'm looking at you PT!). Anyway, to get you up to speed on these, these avocados have thicker leaves than regular avocados, take our desert winters fine and this particular tree is grafted on Lula. My avocado tree is too young to cut though, maybe next year. It's flushing right now, so it's on the right track.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can't ship Avo's from Arizona to California, can they?
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darkcoolboo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's too bad; it's funny actually, people over at the Phoenix Fruit Growers page on facebook are constantly being mislead by Californian growers of plants that do well. I can send you some scions next year.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure, that would be great boo...I'm an average grafter and have had some success with mangoes, so if you need any scions.....

mDoggie
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Gaile



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

myamberdog wrote:
They can't ship Avo's from Arizona to California, can they?


Why not?
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