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#21 User is offline   limhf 

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:17 AM

Hi,

interesting article on growing avocadoes in Malaysia.

http://tropicalhorti...ala-lumpur.html

Maybe some of you had already read it.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

Those trees that produce bountiful harvests are most probably local avocado varieties. The local varieties have been here for decades.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:02 PM

Agreed with Wisteria. These are local varieties. There is an Avocado tree in the Bukit Timah Waterworks' compound. Opposite KK hospital and beside Istana compound. Discovered the tree few months back when it was fruiting. :)/>
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

Yes, these avocados fruiting here are of the West Indian Race and their fruits have low oil content and I think the supermarket ones taste better.
So the type I am growing is the supermarket one from a cold climate.
Anyway, did any of the tropical avocados that you saw had rough skin?
And I doubt the plant is conking because, the buds are fresh and green but their growth seems to have been slowed.

Salman

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

But my avocado is the supermarket type which sadly supposedly needed cold temperatures.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

Hey mm, loved reading ur post.

Has there been any post of urs that has not interested me?

Read every bit twice.



View Postmm, on 26 June 2014 - 01:09 AM, said:

You know, all this talk about avocadoes not fruiting in Singapore and suggested "remedies" is both surprising and alarming. Perhaps it's the type of avocado trees you have?

We had a neighbour in the old house who had a tree that fruited regularly, before it (the house, not the tree) got bought over and the new owner chopped the tree down during reconstruction. This was like 25 yrs ago. I don't remember what sort of avocado it was, or even how the fruits looked like, whether it was grafted or seed-grown, but just that we used to find the occasional fruit in our garden. I am almost sure the owner did nothing unusual, and certainly nothing untoward, to the tree. If anything, it was probably benignly neglected (also my usual preferred treatment).

Anyway, perhaps this might give the horticultural-ly angsty amongst you some hope. If not, at least it might persuade Salman Tropical to reconsider further inflicting deprivation, dismemberment or other medievally inspired methods upon a hapless sapling whose only crime was to burdened by expectations it had no way of disabusing or delivering to. :)/>/>/>

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Finally, I fully botakked my tree :)/>

Salman

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:31 AM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 26 June 2014 - 08:42 PM, said:

Finally, I fully botakked my tree :)/>/>

Salman


I think your tree needs to take a break ..... from you. :hysterical:/>

How can you take it's only glory? And leave it naked?
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:10 AM

Haha... nice comment :hysterical:/>

I think too much too soon.

But then, I dunno anything about plants.

So no comments.

View PostGreyfingers, on 27 June 2014 - 12:31 AM, said:

I think your tree needs to take a break ..... from you. :hysterical:/>/>

How can you take it's only glory? And leave it naked?

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:12 AM

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

Oh it's growing new leaves.
My frustration was not aimless.
I already knew about the new leaves and in old climates, avocados briefly drop their leaves in winter and regrow them with flowers.
So I trying to fool my tree so let's see how.....


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 27 June 2014 - 09:08 PM, said:

Oh it's growing new leaves.
My frustration was not aimless.
I already knew about the new leaves and in old climates, avocados briefly drop their leaves in winter and regrow them with flowers.
So I trying to fool my tree so let's see how.....


Salman


Yes lets see.

You could learn how to post pictures. Would be nice to see some pictures.
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#33 User is offline   SalmanTropical 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:01 PM

Ok I learnt the art of posting pictures.
Will post now :)/>
All it took was five minutes!!

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

My botak, abused tree:

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/salmansabeer1/imagejpg1_zpscb2f6b18.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/salmansabeer1/imagejpg2_zpsda2f04e7.jpg

Promising signs of life and hopefully blooms:

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/salmansabeer1/imagejpg4_zpsd66071f9.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/salmansabeer1/imagejpg3_zpsa728cd16.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a565/salmansabeer1/imagejpg5_zpsda7e23c7.jpg


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

Hm... your tree somewhat resemble some bonsai though. And it's nicely branched. I think it's smaller than what we got. But yours is a dwarf right?
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:58 PM

Agree with GreyFingers, nicely branched.

Thanks for d pics Salmaan.
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

Some pictures of my avocado tree.

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad83/Greyfingers/Avocado/IMG_20140628_112748_zpskmgzbdiw.jpg

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad83/Greyfingers/Avocado/IMG_20140628_112850_zpse1gpknvv.jpg

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad83/Greyfingers/Avocado/IMG_20140628_112840_zpscexppr4e.jpg

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:29 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 27 June 2014 - 10:20 PM, said:

Hm... your tree somewhat resemble some bonsai though. And it's nicely branched. I think it's smaller than what we got. But yours is a dwarf right?


Yup mine is dwarf. In fact it is a super dwarf known as wurtz and even though it is small, this tree already should have some fruits

Salman

Thanks for your comments ah pek.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

Grey fingers, is your avocado the dwarf type from world farm, Indonesian type right?
Ok if it is dwarf, your tree looks very promising. I have seen and studied avocado buds for a long time. Trust me, yours is promising!!
I recommend that you give it a nice leaf prune, remove quarter to half of leaves, becos yer tree got too many leaves to fruit.
Give some fruiting fertilizer and reduce or stop watering.
But please don't kill your tree.
Remove only terminal buds. The other buds look like flower buds.

But if yours is the seed type, I can only say good luck and the tree will be a huge giant.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:35 PM

Update on my tree:

Okay, stopping watering has really slowed its growth and the buds are growing slowly. Hopefully they will fruit.


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