This section contains useful tips and information for new California avocado growers. A more robust archive of cultural management practices can be found in the Cultural Management Library.

Assess Avocado Groves to Identify Problems in Advance

  • Jun 05, 2013

The most successful California Avocado growers apply different cultural management activities throughout the year. The key is knowing what to do and how much of a particular activity to do in order to properly support the trees at each stage of the growth cycle.

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Using the Avocado Tree Growth Cycle to Manage Groves

  • Jun 04, 2013

Understanding the avocado tree growth cycle for cultural management decisions is critical to identifying challenges and opportunities within your avocado grove.

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Meeting the Needs of Avocado Trees During Spring Flowering

  • Apr 11, 2013

Unlike deciduous fruit trees, avocado trees never go dormant, thus avocado trees have three concurrent growth cycles. They are developing the current year’s fruit and providing nutrients and resources that mature the fruit for harvest. They are supporting the needs of the year two fruit set that will be harvested the following year.

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Spring Assessment of Avocado Groves

  • Apr 11, 2013

It’s important to walk your avocado groves, make observations and record the specific details about the state of your avocado trees year-round. This allows you to track changes over time and review your cultural management decisions. What should you look for and record in spring?

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Effect of Cold Temperatures on Fruit Set

  • Apr 10, 2013

In California avocado groves, cool temperatures before and during the main period of bloom can have an adverse effect on avocado production. Cold temperatures also affect tree pollination.

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Managing Leaf Health for Better Avocado Production

  • Apr 10, 2013

Healthy green avocado leaves are critical for getting the best yields from avocado trees, and at flowering, because the leaves convert sunlight into sugars that support the production of fruit on the trees.

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