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Old 11-24-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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What would be the approximate height of the tallest avocado tree you've seen in your area?

I've been working at a house for a few days, that had a large avocado growing in the garden. I had been trying to guess it's height, but don't need to guess any longer, as it was chopped down today.

The owners wanted it gone because they couldn't reach the fruit (hundreds of large round fruit that are quite different to the commercial varieties grown around here). and were worried about someone getting hit. Possums and rats had been a problem as well. It was grown from seed, and was about 25 years old.

The length on the ground was 19.6 metres (about 64 feet). i've read that they can reach 80-90 ft. Anyone seen one that tall?
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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No, definitely never seen one that tall. The commercial trees around here are on the short side, probably so they can be harvested efficiently. The avocado we had at my childhood home was probably 7-8 meters. 19+ meters is amazing!
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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In Panama the country- the trees are 3 stories high and beautiful fruit OMG I as so surprised when I first saw them. So if left alone probably can grow to be very large
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: USA
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I've always wondered, can those be planted around here where I live (Boca Raton, FL)?

It does get below 32*F here but only about once every 5 yrs on average I'd say.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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I've always wondered, can those be planted around here where I live (Boca Raton, FL)?

It does get below 32*F here but only about once every 5 yrs on average I'd say.
The temperature should be okay. It dips down to 32* every once in a while here too. I have heard that avocados don't like a lot of water around their roots and that's why they do better in California than Florida, so you would have to make sure the soil is well drained.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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We have an avocado tree that's about 20 feet tall in our neighborhood, which is in a suburb of Tampa, so if avocados grow/thrive here I'd imagine they'd be okay in Boca.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Not sure how big the avo in the back yard is, but it's huge. Forty to sixty feet should be a reasonable guess. How does one measure the height of a tall tree? We've been thinking of cutting it shorter since it gets in the neighbor's ocean view.

It's a "Lehua" avocado and has lovely creamy round red avocados. It's an "off season" avo, too, so it's just starting to produce fruit when the rest of the avos around here are pretty much finishing.



It's the one in the back on the left side. The smaller one in front is a peach tree. The smaller one on the right is a tangerine that's about twelve to eighteen feet tall or so.

Our tree isn't particularly large for an avocado, some are much bigger than ours. There are some that are much smaller, too. I don't know if the size is determined by the variety, growing conditions or what.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I know when I lived in Clearwater florida . I had a neighbor who had a mango tree and an avocado tree and she sure had fruit on them to the max and I asked her what she did to grow them so good . She told me make a small hole about four steps away from them and dump all of your old veggies like potatoe peels , carrots old , and egg shells ground up and cover with the dirt you used from the hole and wallah ...and I know it worked for her and I will try it when I get a yard with my next house . I intend to grow like crazy.
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