Hydroponic Gardening–Dwarf Avocado Trees

Adelicous avocados large majority of the population has tried to grow an avocado from seed at one point in their life. Many have failed and others have been disappointed when the tree took too long to fruit, or never did. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of people, however, who have been successful growing dwarf avocado trees using a hydroponic gardening method. Read on to see how you too could be the proud owner of your very own dwarf avocado tree.

The first thing you must take into account is that an avocado is a tropical plant. That being said, you will need to insure the growing area is warm, fairly humid and has a great deal of available light. All three of these are necessary to help your hydroponically grown dwarf avocado grow strong. The origin of your dwarf avocado will determine just how warm you must keep your growing area. The Mexican variety is hardiest and most preferable for areas outside the tropics. The exception to the heat is when it becomes time for your tree to flower. At this time, the tree needs cooler temperatures or flowers will not bloom.

If you hope to bear fruit on your dwarf avocado tree, you must keep in mind that the avocado comes in two types where pollination is concerned. Type A sheds pollen in the afternoon, but is receptive to pollen in the mornings. Type B, on the other hand is just the opposite, shedding pollen in the morning and being receptive to pollen in the afternoon. It is possible to manually pollinate your dwarf avocado tree, but you will need to know which type you are growing. For best results, it is preferable to grow two dwarf avocados, one from each group.

The dwarf avocado needs a growing medium that will drain well. For this purpose, vermiculite or perlite will work well. To keep your dwarf avocado shorter, and fuller, pinching is necessary from an early age. What you do is pinch out the terminal bud. This “wakes up” dormant buds along the branch, causing the dwarf avocado to develop additional branches outward instead of upward.

Two other things you need to keep an eye on when growing a dwarf avocado tree is the acidity and salt contents of your growing medium. Avocados prefer a pH level of between six and seven for optimal growth. Salt content must remain as low as possible as dwarf avocado trees cannot stand a high salt content. A deep irrigation every so often will help keep the salt level low.

Finally, to help ensure your dwarf avocado gets the best nutrition possible, you should check out the seven best-kept secrets of hydroponics and subscribe to the Advanced Nutrients newsletter at http://www.advancednutrients.com/newsletter/. Advanced Nutrients is the world’s foremost supplier of hydroponic nutrients to discriminating growers everywhere.

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  1. 1

    hydroponica said,

    I’ve been thinking about getting a dwarf tree for the living room, but I haven’t settled down on what kind to get. About how tall/big do the dwarf avocado trees get?

  2. 2

    avocado99 said,

    Hi Hydroponica,

    As I stated in my first posting to this blog:

    I had to specify that the roof of the greenhouse had to be at least 15
    feet, since the species of dwarf avocado that I decided to grow has
    been known to reach that height. I hoped to keep the trees at 12 feet,
    by frequent pruning. This has to be done very carefully, because a
    severely pruned avocadoi tree has been known to stop producing fruit
    for three or four years, until it restores its branches.

    So the label “dwarf” has to be taken with a grain of salt. But now that I’ve
    got the hang of the fine balance between pruning and making sure that
    enough fruit is produced, keeping the trees below a dozen feet in
    height, I can enjoy the fruits of my labor every morning for breakfast!

  3. 3

    Petersome said,

    The dwarf avocado tree can also grow easily by Hydroponic process It is a Mexican variety fruit.I gone through the article and i admire it to do so.

  4. 4

    Hi, this is about a humongous difference between the living methods of the pre-historic man and present-day human beings. Apart from being a part of a technologically advanced civilization, even the basic food habits have advanced from natural to nutritional supplements.


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