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How to grow an avocado tree to bear fruit and enjoy the yumminess?
(This article is also published on Kinda4Ever.com)
If you have a mini avocado tree in your backyard, you can enjoy this tropical fruit all year long. Besides having a health boost and many other health benefits, there are a few ways how to grow an avocado tree to bear fruit and enjoy the yumminess.
In this article I will share everything you need to know to grow an avocado tree to harvest the delicious fruit at the right time.
All you need to know
How to grow an avocado tree
In nature, an avocado tree grows with the buds hidden under leaves that are either green or brown. After those leaves have changed color, the tree starts producing large flowers that will be surrounded by flower petals.
The flowers will drop off and the buds of the fruits start to open.
Just like your mom’s recipe for green bean casserole, the flower buds are sewn together like a bun and the green petals are trimmed.
After the bud have formed into fruits, the green of the leaf get replaced by a bright yellow color and as the fruits get larger and larger, they turn into a perfectly round shape.
The fruits are edible and have a thick skin that has to be removed before eating them.
Mature fruit from your avocado tree
A fruit is an edible fruit and one ripe fruit is heavy and looks like an avocado that’s at the right ripeness.
An avocado tree has a harvesting season from January until May.
If you live in a tropical country, there is a different harvesting season.
There is another harvesting season if you live in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The time to harvest your avocados is early to mid-March.
Most cultivators will call the end of March the “end of season” when they stop producing avocados.
To know how to grow an avocado tree to harvest the tasty fruits, you should know what the fruits taste like.
The pulp of the fruit has a unique taste.
Avocados taste sweet and is mainly made of water.
As a fruit, avocados have a hard thick outer cover that has a gelatinous texture.
Some people like to serve the avocado over ice cream or cheesecake as an accompaniment.
If you don’t like to eat the avocado pulp, you can roast them in an oven for a few minutes before eating them.
The fruit has a long growing season that starts in the autumn.
In spring, a small brown or yellowish branch is selected from the avocado tree and it will grow new leaves that will turn green in a couple of weeks.
It doesn’t take too long for the avocado tree to grow a bunch of new leaves.
Seedlings of avocado trees
After the leaves have formed, you should make sure that the plant grows healthy and that the roots are connected well.
To do this, the plant needs to be given a nice amount of nutrition.
Avocado tree is the plant that is most recommended for growing for harvesting avocado fruit because it is easy to grow.
To grow avocado trees, the following essential factors are needed:
There are two different options to plant avocado seedlings.
In this article, I will focus on the first option that is to grow your seedlings in the greenhouse.
The main reason is that you don’t need to be afraid of insects and pests because the seeds are in a safe place where there is a nice environment with clean air.
To grow your avocado seedlings in a greenhouse, you will have to get to know some things about the avocado seeds and how to plant them.
Let’s get to know a bit more about the avocado seeds.
The seeds are roundish and the average weight is from 500 to 600 grams.
The seeds have a green shell, but if you break it open, the pulp will be yellowish in color.
One of the main seeds of the avocado tree is sold in supermarkets in the Western world for $2.99.
It’s called the “Navy Perfection” avocado seeds.
When you buy a bag of avocado seeds, there will be in different numbers of seeds.
You need a certain number of seeds to plant your avocado seedlings.
Seeds that you need
Let’s start to look at the seeds that you need to grow your avocado tree to harvest the delicious fruits.
You need five seeds.
To know how to grow an avocado tree to harvest the delicious fruit, it’s not a good idea to buy the seeds from supermarket.
You should get a bag of seeds and put them into the center of a tray that has been sterilized.
As soon as the tray is sterilized, the tray is filled with water and the seeds get wet.
Wait until the seedlings have sprouted.
You can easily see if the seeds have germinated when the bottom of the tray is covered with water.
The seeds have germinated when you can see the roots getting out from the edges of the tray.
As soon as you see this, you should plant your seeds into a hole in the pot and cover the hole with soil.
Try to fill the pot with soil that is as thin as possible.
The pot should have water added to make the soil lighter.
A good soil for growing avocados is the organic soil called “African earth”.
The best time to plant your seedlings into the soil is in the late autumn, when the weather is getting cold.
The seedlings should be planted at least four months before you want to harvest the fruits.