How should i prune my avocado?

by Fred k
(Spain)

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This is my Avocado.It is about 5 years old but is a bought Tree.It grows well in the Summer with a virtually constant water drip.It only gets Sun for about 6 months.The leaves get brown tips in the winter which I had thought was overfeeding but it seems not.it is about 4 feet tall.The grafted side has completely different Leaves to the original stock(grafted stock as bought) will send more pics as you can't see much with this shot as it is cloudy today.Thank you 🤗🤗🤗

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Feb 12, 2017
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by: Fred kay

Thank you so much for your advice.I will sent a photo with new growth.

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How should i prune my avocado?
by: Eyal

Hi Fred

That would be a little bit tricky though. your Avocado looks great, green and even has few vigorous new growth on the right side , But! A 4 to 5 years old avocado should be much bigger and tall. BTW I'm not concern about the brown leaves what so ever , it can be a result of salty water and few more things but that's not the issue. Im worried about the size of it compare to age.

it's kind a hard to advice from a distance but i would consider checking out the following :

1. Enough room to spread : one of the most common reasons that plants won't develop properly is when they have not enough place for the roots to develop.

2. Soil : have no idea what kind of soil is out there but even though, if the soil was "bad" it would shown up long time ago and you wouldn't get that kind of a good looking tree, and it dose look good.

3. Water : same here, the amount of water is O.k seams to be O.k other wise you would have a good looking tree like you do.

4. Grafting : if the grafting was not in high quality (and we have no way to check it as for the moment) then nothing would help here.

So there are two ways to deal with your Q's

1. Consider get your self a new Avocado tree from the best high quality nursery.(TIP: i all ways buy my plants from the one who grows them).

2. Transplanting is an option but a bad one in that case, hard work and chances to make a change are low. keep having fun from your tree, maybe some day you'll be surprised? :-)
and if you'll buy a new Avocado plant it in a place where you know for sure that there are no space limitations for the rots to spread and make sure the soil beneath is clean and suit for planting.

My thoughts?
considering all the facts (again from a distance) the issue here is poor Grafting....and that just a feeling.

always here for help
Eyal

And Yes Pruning…. Don’t prune your avocado yet, call me again during April with a picture of the tree and ill respond.

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