Avocado Tree Planting - Field Grown
Plant high and make sure that the plants are well drained. Notice the use of mulch, gypsum (white material), a tree wrap to protect the tender new wood tissue from burning and the mini sprinkler for watering.
|Gypsum is needed is large amounts to help leach salts out of the soil. Stake your tree with a strong tree stake for 12 months.||Mini sprinklers evenly water the root zone, without concentrating salts. Drip irrigation can be fatal to Avocado trees. Use Mini Sprinklers!|
|Notice the large high bed these trees are planted into. When we plant our trees they look like a pitcher on a pitching mound.||After planting cover the soil 3 to 4 inches of mulch to the bed. Here is another planting where the grower did not want a high bed.|
|Use mulch that will break down. Mulch that won't decompose easily is of little value. You need to feed the micro-organisms in the soil and promote strong worm development.||Notice though after a heavy rain the trees are sitting even with the grade. This is very risky to the roots. He saved a little on the bed making, and spent a lot on the tree stake, it could be the only thing left green in heavy rain.|
|This is a fixed mini sprinkler. Better than a drip button, but not the best for avocado trees||Hard to see but this grower chose a spinner mini sprinkler. You get better coverage and a longer run time with less run off.|
|A dwarf Little Cado planted in a wine barrel, use well draining soil.||Little Cado's bloom quicker and set fruit sooner than other Avocado trees.|