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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Avocados are not difficult to grow in the mild Southern California climates, as long as drainage is excellent and the plants are watered regularly. To get a good crop of fruit, it is important to plant in locations which are protected from frost, which can damage flowers. The best crops are assured if you plant two compatible pollinating varieties; for example, pairing \'Fuerte\' with \'Hass\'. This combination will also provide you with fresh avocados over a long harvest season once your trees are mature.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    March
    1. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize with a plant food labeled for avocados.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    May
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    June
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    July
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize with a plant food labeled for avocados.
    4. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.
    3. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    October
    1. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
    November
    1. Water

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    April

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    May

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    June

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    July

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    August

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    September

    Buy healthy, grafted plants in 5 or 15 gallon containers.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    April

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    May

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    June

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    July

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    August

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    September

    Plant in full sun in a location with excellent drainage (avoid heavy clay soils). Frost-free sites are best. Plants also may be grown in large containers.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    April

    Fertilize with a plant food labeled for avocados.

    July

    Fertilize with a plant food labeled for avocados.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    April

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    May

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    June

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    July

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    August

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    September

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    October

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

    November

    Water regularly during dry periods, keeping the soil moist, but not overly wet. Once a month, water deeply to flush accumulated salts through the soil.

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