Thought you might like to see this - Avocado

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Thought you might like to see this - Avocado

Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:10 pm

Evening all!
Here's some pics of an avocado plant which we've grown from seed (we ate the avocado first yum!). We planted it at Christmas and it's now about 18 inches high. We love it....and it was free!
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Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:16 pm

loooks great.. well done was it easy to germinate??
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Post by kata » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:19 pm

In good nick,

Well done HarryandNess!!

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Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:31 pm

Yep, very easy to germinate but part of it was accidental. When preparing the avocado to eat, I didn't mean to chop it like I did...cutting into the seed. We put it in moist kitchen roll, in a sealed plastic box, on top of the radiator. Within a week you could see movement inside the seed. The root appeared pretty quickly and we let it get about 2 inches then potted it and kept it on the windowsill. The biggest leaves are now 11 inches long and really lovely.

Another we tried, half suspended with cocktail sticks above a glass of water, just rotted.

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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33 pm

well done,i had a betal? nut growing for a couple of years.
these sort of plants are so interesting and as you say Harry,free icon_thumright icon_thumright
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Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:34 pm

kata wrote:In good nick,

Well done HarryandNess!!

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Cheers Kata! We've never done one before so it's been pretty exciting watching it grow and develop :D :D :D
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Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 pm

redsquirrel wrote:well done,i had a betal? nut growing for a couple of years.
these sort of plants are so interesting and as you say Harry,free icon_thumright icon_thumright
Oooh! Must try that too...betal nut? (Note to self: find out what a betal nut is :lol: )
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Post by Adam D » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 pm

HarryandNess wrote:Yep, very easy to germinate but part of it was accidental. When preparing the avocado to eat, I didn't mean to chop it like I did...cutting into the seed. We put it in moist kitchen roll, in a sealed plastic box, on top of the radiator. Within a week you could see movement inside the seed. The root appeared pretty quickly and we let it get about 2 inches then potted it and kept it on the windowsill. The biggest leaves are now 11 inches long and really lovely.

Another we tried, half suspended with cocktail sticks above a glass of water, just rotted.

Ness
I tried that cocktail stick method a couple of time as well and had the same result.

I seem to recall my uncle having one that was well over 6 foot tall that he kept in his little conservatory. It was quite cool looking 8)


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Post by cordyman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:45 pm

looks very tropical!

you reckon it would be a goer outside? any chance of fruit in this country?


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Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:45 pm

WoW! That sounds great Adam, although we don't have a conservatory ...yet....so it'll probably live in the dining room this winter.
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Post by HarryandNess » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:49 pm

cordyman wrote:looks very tropical!

you reckon it would be a goer outside? any chance of fruit in this country?
It's outside during the day at the moment and back in the greenhouse at night. I know it wouldn't survive outdoors in winter but I'd have to look up the lowest temps it can tolerate.
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Post by Nathan » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:33 pm

HarryandNess wrote:
cordyman wrote:looks very tropical!

you reckon it would be a goer outside? any chance of fruit in this country?
It's outside during the day at the moment and back in the greenhouse at night. I know it wouldn't survive outdoors in winter but I'd have to look up the lowest temps it can tolerate.
Avocado trees can survive outside in milder parts of the UK (I have seen photo's of a few growing in London)...

I grew one from a stone a few years ago & planted it outside where it grew undamaged until last winter. The top foot or so of the stem died, but it has now sprouted lots of new shoots, which are already several inches long icon_thumleft
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Re: Thought you might like to see this - Avocado

Post by Mr List » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:51 pm

looks a little like brugmanisa in the top down photo.


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Post by Troppoz » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:05 am

Avocado trees can survive outside in milder parts of the UK (I have seen photo's of a few growing in London)...
Wow Nathan thats impressive! Do you know if they have ever produced fruit?

I have seen many growing and fruiting in southern Tasmania and figured that must have been the limit of their tolerance, but would never have dreamed they would grow in the UK!

H&N I have grown quite a lot from seed using the toothpics and never had one rot. I wonder if it temperature of the water could be a factor.

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Post by Nathan » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:22 am

Troppoz wrote:
Avocado trees can survive outside in milder parts of the UK (I have seen photo's of a few growing in London)...
Wow Nathan thats impressive! Do you know if they have ever produced fruit?

I have seen many growing and fruiting in southern Tasmania and figured that must have been the limit of their tolerance, but would never have dreamed they would grow in the UK!

H&N I have grown quite a lot from seed using the toothpics and never had one rot. I wonder if it temperature of the water could be a factor.

Sean
Yes, apparently some have fruited in London icon_thumleft
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