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How to Deal with Avocado Diseases

How to Deal with Avocado Diseases

As you’ve probably noticed by now, vigilance is your best strategy to ward off pests, and the same is true of diseases. Examine your tree or trees daily to be  
How to Deal with Avocado Pests

How to Deal with Avocado Pests

Like every other crop, avocados are plagued by insect and other pests. While most won’t seriously damage fruit production, you still don’t want to let them get out of control.  
Harvesting your Avocados

Harvesting your Avocados

Avocados are an unusual fruit: They only ripen— or “soften”—once they’ve been picked (or fallen on the ground). Yes, this makes storage easy—just leave them on the tree!  
Choosing a Site for your Avocado Tree

Choosing a Site for your Avocado Tree

Since you probably won’t be planting a pit and trying to grow an avocado in a container, you have to choose a location outdoors where an avocado tree will flourish.  
Types of avocados

Types of avocados

As mentioned, there are three races of avocado trees. Of the three, Mexican varieties are the most cold-tolerant, while the West Indies varieties are the least.