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Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

Posted by SS75 none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 22:00

I had one of my avocados (supposedly Pancho variety) freeze back to the graft this year, but now it's sprouting from below the graft... Will these sprouts ever fruit, & what variety would you expect it to be? Do you think I should I let it grow or should I dig it up & start over?

Thanks,
Scott


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

Possibly, but not the kind you're expecting.

In the meantime, the rootstock will overgrow your named cultivar which will pine away & die.

So, remove the root sprouts now.


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

  • Posted by SS75 none (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 22:23

Sorry, what I meant was only the rootstock is sprouting, everything from the graft up is dead. Should I let it go or replace it?


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

  • Posted by SS75 none (My Page) on
    Wed, May 1, 13 at 15:23

Any thoughts?


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

Why not learn how to graft a replacement variety yourself; it's not too hard and you already have a rootsystem going strong.


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

Rootstock for avocado is seedling avocado. All will produce fruit when they're 12 years or older. but the fruit size & quality is in question -- you won't know until you have it in your hand.


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

  • Posted by SS75 none (My Page) on
    Fri, May 3, 13 at 7:41

Thanks, I think I'll try my hand at grafting!


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RE: Will avocado sprouts from below the graft produce fruit?

J is correct. Make sure the top portion is dead first. If it is...the "ungrafted" rootstock most likely will be a dud. You never know what you will end up with. Let shoots grow to pencil diameter...then you can graft them with desired scion.


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