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Production Guide on Avocado, Part 2 Propagation, Harvesting

Propagation Avocado can be propagated either sexually (by seeds) or asexually (by marcotting, inarching, grafting, and budding). However, propagation through seeds is not recommended for the resulting plants do not come true-to-type. Sexual propagation is good only for seedling rootstocks. Marcotting – marcotting is not recommended process, because it is laborious, slow and some varieties

Production Guide on Avocado, Part 1 Varieties

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is considered one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. In the Philippines, however, it has not attained the popularity enjoyed by other fruits despite its early introduction in 1890. One reason for this is that it lacks that sweetness of such popular fruits as mango, banana and pineapple. To

Avocado Fertilization and Harvesting Part 2

CULTURAL PRACTICES Trees should be spaced 25 to 35 feet apart, depending on the cultivar. In Kona, on the Big Island, avocados are often interplanted with coffee and macadamia nuts. But for the best management they should not remain interplanted with other fruit crops when mature. Organic mulches or herbicides are recommended for weed control.

Avocado Cultivation and Production Part 1

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is considered one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. In the Philippines, however, it has not attained the popularity enjoyed by other fruits despite its early introduction in 1890. One reason for this is that it lacks that sweetness of such popular fruits as mango, banana and pineapple. To