Do you know how to grow an avocado tree that bears fruit? One of the most healthy and mouth-watering fruits are the avocados. Avocados can take so many years to mature and bear fruits. It can be pretty discouraging planting your avocado tree and they fail to bear fruits after a long wait.
Avocado trees may not yield fruits for different reasons. But have in mind that your avocado might not yield fruits because it’s not matured yet. Avocado trees can take 7 – 15 years to produce fruits: that is quite a long time. But there are ways you can grow your avocado to produce fruits in just a few years.
How To Grow A Fruitful Avocado Tree: What To Consider
An avocado tree grown from an avocado pit or a seed might take up to 10 or 15 years to yield fruit. I can bet most people don’t really like that long wait.
However, if you purchase an avocado tree from a nursery or garden center, they should begin to yield fruits after 3 or 4 years.
When purchasing an avocado plant, check the type. Some have both male and female pollinators while others need another pollinator plant.
The tree of avocado can produce thousands to millions of flowers at the bloom season. A lot of these flowers fall off from the tree without yielding any fruits.
There are two groups of avocado flowering patterns: A and B flower patterns. The A and B flowers give rise to pollen. They are dichogamy meaning they possess both male and female organs. Although their reproductive organs do not function at the same time: quite unique.
Choosing the combination of both A and B trees will yield the finest pollination which in turn produces the finest fruits.
If you don’t have enough space for growing multiple avocado trees, your best chance to grow an avocado tree that bears fruit is to plant flower type A avocado and wait for self-pollination between the male and female flower:
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Some growth conditions play a key role in how to grow an avocado tree that bears fruit. Below are some of these conditions:
- Temperature: your avocado tree will bloom and produce well in moderately warm temperatures. The adequate temperature range for flowering is from 70 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Freezing temperatures can damage potential fruit growth.
- Watering and drainage: wet your plant moderately but deeply. Allow the soil surface dry before you water again. A good drainage system is also advisable.
- Soil: avocados tree grows best in sandy loam soil.
Season to Grow an Avocado Tree that Bears Fruit
Avocados grow beautifully in a moderately warm region. Avocado trees should be grown from March through June (spring).
The application of good fertilizer can support your tree to bear fruits. Fertilize your tree regularly during late winter to early spring and early summer.
Although the avocado tree does have both stamen and stigma, they are not self-pollinating. You might also have the right type of plant for accurate pollination. Nevertheless, you might need to induce pollination yourself.
Weather problems such as low temperatures or heavy rain may discourage insects from coming out to pollinate your tree. Therefore hand pollination will be required.
More Information on How to Grow an Avocado Tree that Bears Fruit
- To ensure absolute pollination, try and plant one or two avocado trees across each other.
- On a final note, the key to successfully growing an avocado fruit is patience: It may take a lot of time!
Do you have an avocado tree in your garden? Comment below and let us know how far you have gotten with it.