Jim Bacon Avocado Tree Budding

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The Jim Bacon avocado tree started to burst out with lots of buds in mid-February.  I hope new leaves start to form as well.  Despite all the new flower buds, it is common them to start dropping in it’s first year of bloom.

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These avocado trees were planted last spring.  I think they were 2 year old trees grafted on a rootstock.  Grafted trees should fruit in 3-5 years versus seedling that may take 7-10 years.

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I didn’t really put much effort to protecting the tree last winter so I lost a few leaves due to frost damage.  I’ve already removed the damage leaves, so now the tree looks a bit thinner compare to last year.

But I will be prepare for the harsh summer heat by painting the trunks with 50/50 mix of water and white latex paint.  The white paint will protect it from sunburns.

 

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