Daleys Fruit Tree Blog
I thought for this Green Thumb Sunday
I would share a flowering Aloe Vera Plant
. It is amazing how quickly these flowers shoot up and flower. Their drooping behavior is quite eye catching and they are quite high up for a plant that spends most of it's time low to the ground.
Here is a wide angle view of the same Aloe Vera plant.
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are one of the hardest fruit trees to grow because they are "fuss pots"
With all the pitfalls Growing Avocado Trees
in the backyard is still a favourite of Queenslanders
people with Victorians
usually growing the Bacon Avocado Tree
which can handle their colder climates.
As kids we had a seedling Avocado Tree
which took 15 years before it fruited and then straight after that with a big downpoor it died. This is why Grafted Avocados
are best. You can usually get fruit within 3-4 years and the Secondo Avocado Tree
is known to give crops in 2 years.
Now I mentioned that they are "fuss pots" and that is why I am not just using any pot but the King of all pots so I can give their root system maximum drainage and room to spread it's roots. Avocados like water going past their roots but it can be fatal if their roots are immersed in water.
which is a staff favourite at Daleys is pictured above. I am also growing in an identical pot the Wurtz Dwarf Avocado Tree
(very top photo). My bet is that the Secondo
will out perform the Wurtz
so I think it is a good controlled test. The Secondo
are both A-Type varieties and although the Secondo
is known to set fruit with no other B-Type avocado in sight you can get an even bigger crop by growing B-Type avocado close by. My choice will be the Sharwill
over the Fuete
because the Fuete
sometimes fruits every second year and the Sharwill
every year. The Sharwill
usually is flowering when the Secondo
is which should enourage good pollination.
My other choice of Avocado which I won't be growing but will someday is the Reed Avocado
which is out of this world in size. You could fit 3 Hass
avocados inside one Reed
and the taste although a little different is still just as good I think.
Avocado Ripening Tip: Place it in a paper bag with a banana or apple and it will ripen quicker.
Another point is that avocado varities don't all ripen at the same time. And like mandarine trees for example where you get early, mid and late varieties by getting a few different varitites of avocados growing you can have avocados ripening for most of the year and what could be better than that? I guess after just planting these avocados I am a bit obssessed with them at the moment.
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