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The leave tips are turning brown eventually going through the whole leaf, then falling off. New growth is appearing. I have another tree close buy and is not affected, its growing really well. Any ideas what this could be.

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amanda says...
Paul - at first I thought salinity burn - but those spots look fungal - anyone else?
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Brendan says...
Hi Paul,
Leaf-tip-burn is usually from too much fertilizer, or as Amanda says, salinity burn from 'somewhere'? What's your water like?

Those black spots. We used to call them 'oil spots'. Give your tree a spray of 30g Mancozeb, 4.5 litres water & 30ml of a good wetting agent. The wetting agent is the key. Spray the tree once a week for 4 weeks, then once a month 'till it clears up.

I'd spread a lot of gypsum around your avocado tree, say 4 handfulls / sq m.
You can now buy liquid gypsum (clay breaker). Wouldn't hurt to give it some of that too.
Does the tree have lots of mulch?
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Paul says...
It's starting to make more sense now. I've included photos of the sick tree and the tree next to it which is doing really well, only with minor burning. The ground is clay/rock but have built then on a mound. It only happens this time of year with the heat. I water them every second day from mains water. If it is salinity it has to be coming from the ground some how, maybe leaching from the clay underneath on hot days.
I do add cow manure and as lucerne mulch .
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Brendan says...
Hi Paul,
Might pay to move the mulch away from the trunk of your trees.
I try to keep it 150 to 200mm away, just to help stop collar rot etc.

Your trees look good. Are they grafted or seedlings?
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Paul says...
They are Grafted Bacons. They are coming into there 4th year in August. They were growing nearly 1 inch a week last year, crazy. Had heaps of fruit this year the size of golf balls but unfortunately they all dropped off. I think itís still too young.
Going to put gypsum around the tree, which hopefully next year heaps with the salinity.

Thanks
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Brendan says...
Hi Paul,
The fruit probably dropped off because of Anthracnose. Avocados (and mangoes) are notorious for this.

To stop this, mix 30g copperoxy chloride, 30g mancozeb plus, 4.5 litres water, & a 'good' wetting agent. eg Spreadmax.

Spray the trees once a month. When the buds appear, spray them, BUT, once the buds open, STOP spraying until the small fruits form. Once you reckon you have enough small fruit, spray once a week for 3 to 4 weeks, then go back to the once a month spraying program.
As the 'guru' up here says, you'll be sick of eating avocados :-)

To help the fruit get to a decent size, give them a fertilizer high in phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and wouldn't hurt to give them a bit of boron & zinc. Hope that helps.

Do you or a neighbour have a Hass avocado tree? I'm fairly sure Hass (type A), pollinates Bacon (type B), this will help you get more fruit.

BTW, I read somewhere that the Reed (type A) avocado can handle 'salt' better then the others?
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BJ says...
Hi,
I think my baby dwarf wurtz has leaf tip burn. It is just at the tip of the older leaves and the leaves have changed from their initial deep green to more of a kermit green. It still has plenty of new growth. It is only watered with mains water.
The plant is in a pot at the moment (it is moving to a new much bigger pot toward the end of spring, but I need to seal the pavers the pot will be sitting on)...
How can I help the plant get its nice dark green leaves back?
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Jason says...
BJ, the leaves fade colour and then fall off the tree once a year (when there's new growth coming), it pretty much all happens within a space of a couple of months so might worry you if you didn't know that was going to happen :)
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BJ says...
Thanks Jason!
I'll keep an eye on it! hopefully by summer it will be back to its dark glossy leaves!
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Suzanne says...
12' Avocado tree suddenly losing many leaves, anyone know what's wrong? Or, any suggestions?
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Suzanne says...
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Brendan says...
Hi Suzanne,
We have a product over here called Anti Rot, made by Yates. If you can buy that or equivalent, I'd give it a spray. Try googling it.
It looks like it's lacking iron (yellow leaves), I'd give it some iron sulphate, sulphate of potash and some gypsum.
I would also remove the lawn under the drip line, then put the above brew onto the soil, then cover all that with lots of good mulch, but keep it away from the trunk, like my tree.
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John says...
Try using miracle grow, 24-8-16 to get the dark green leaf color back. Miracle grow contains the essential micronutrients as well. Follow instructions to fertilize. Check the pH of soil, should be between 6.0 to 6.5 so that the micronutrients can be absorbed by the roots. Once green comes back, feed regularly with a balanced avocado/citrus fertilizer.
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beetlebob says...
I have a very young avocado tree and the leaves are turning brown and falling off. I live in Lytle TX, which is in south Texas and the heat is high. My tree is in sandy soil which i think gets good drainage but i don't understand why the leaves are browning, wilting and falling off and no new ones are coming back. I don't know if it's pets, improper watering or root rot. This is a grafted Opal Avocado tree. I would appreciate any help. I also have a tee pee around the tree on two sides to keep the western sun from killing it.
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tree lover says...
Had brown leaf problem myself - to the point of my young potted tree nearly dying - from tips and through veins on most leaves .. Come to find out it was SALTY WATER ! The water in the San Fernando valley has too high minerals and it was killing my avocado (what a sensitive plant).

Decided to post to help people out who might have this problem, who are watering their tree - and in turn killing it with minerals!

THE ANSWER FOR HIGH MINERAL / SALT CONTENT IN WATER :

- add 3 capfuls of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water every single time you water your plant
- use a water filter in addition to the vinegar above (water filter alone won't work)
- pour coffee / tea grinds on soil (avocados like that)

Got the 1st & 3rd idea from a flowershop nearby, and it's done wonders. EVEN WHEN YOU FEED YOUR PLANT add the vinegar to the water. According to my doctor mom Vinegar binds with salt in someway and deactivates it.. Has taken 6 months or so but all my avocado leaves are turning green and multiplying beautifully - !!! WOW !!! And the last of the brown ones are falling-off. Nearly lost my potted avocado tree - so good luck to all of you out there; may this help and your avocados thrive!!!

PS - IN PICTURE you will see the last of my brown leaves (which will fall off); all green growth is new ..
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amanda says...
It's an interesting problem tree lover. The max salinity for humans is around 1100ppm... which is a lot higher than fruit trees...(adult sheep = 9000ppm) We often don't appreciate this fact with water quality - even from our taps.

The best buffer for salinty is a good compost, gypsum and rain water flushes. Plus some well considered watering methods. There is NOTHING that will control or eliminate chloride from your soil. Sodium yes..but not Cl. And guess what they put in the tap water...

Let's face it - our scheme water is getting saltier every year because of the pressures being put on it - just for drinking alone ...collect as much rain water as u can...

(ps littlebob...advocado growing soil is the key...sand is no good! you basically need premium potting mix or natural volcanic soils... avocado growing soil is not easy to come by...)
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Brendan says...
Hi All,
For what it's worth, here is the 'gurus' answer about avocado leaves going brown etc.
Q. "Hi Tom,
My avocado tree is looking sick. Here is a photo of one of the leaves.
Thanks." (lost photo for some reason?)


A. Potash and Calcium deficiency, apply Sulphate of Potash one clenched handful per sq metre and Gypsum four clenched handfuls per sq metre.

Here's a photo of my Lamb Hass avo taken today (13/8/11). It's covered in new shoots, and been in 22 months. That is gypsum on the mulch, and that's your Lima bean in the background Amanda:-)
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amanda says...
Nice work Brendan - both look very happy. That sure is a tropical bean - it never grew that well for me here!
I really like gypsum too...I think it's great stuff - I find it doesn't induce an iron deficiency like some other calcium based chemical-fert's (like calcium nitrate)
I recently gave both of those things to my lawn along with some phosphate - it's greening up just beautifully and last nite there were fat n happy worms crawling all over it :)
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quellen says...
I've been growing avocado at home for more than three years. During last months the bottom leafs are becaming yellow, then turn to brown and finally fall away. The trunk is nearly bare now. Can anybody help me?
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silvi says...
I have aavocado grown from the pith and is in a pot. Leaves are turning brown and falling and I have new growth at the top and on the stem but they also are slowly turning brown. I water with distilled water from my air/con unit, the pot is of adequate size.I spray it every day. The temp here is 35-40 but has been 48. plant is not in full sun but plenty of light
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ivepeters says...
Does anyone know why my hass Avocado has leaves turning red along veins ,then easily fall off ?
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Ron says...
I bought this this grafted Avocado tree a few months ago now and it has not grown much prob due to winter dormant months but it has started to grow some new buds now. I recently started noticing some of the leaves turning brown. I have fertilized once since I have had it now 3-4 months. Does anyone have any ideas as to why some of the leaves are turning brown like this? It is planted facing North west so it does get some winds when we get a cold front and I have it supported at the top. Thank you.
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Avocadolover says...
My avocado tree looks like this and I'm not sure what's causing it. Can anyone offer help? It's a large well developed tree in the ground. Not sure how old but I'm thinking 10-20 years? We just moved here so I'm not sure of the history of the soil. Thank you for your help.:)
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VF says...
Ron and Avocadolover, I'm learning as I go along too, but I've found that very cold winds can cause that browning on the leaf in winter. Extreme heat in summer can do it too. Avo trees are sensitive to salt too, sometimes found in some tap-waters and also in fertilisers(best to use organic types), and again will have browning leaves.
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Brendan says...
Hi Avolover, try giving your tree a good dose of Gypsum, and some extra 'P' & 'K' fertilizer plus trace elements.

Is the tree well mulched? They love mulch.
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amanda says...
Hi avocadolover...we moved here recently and I found this avo in the same state...the other photo is only roughly 2 months later...I fed mine some liquid aquaponics fertilser I had handy (as I wasnt sure if it was a salt issue - and this fert has no damaging salts in it..) and also gave it a big soaking before hand...
Then I fixed up the retic going to it so it got watered properly and after a bit gave it a little dynamic lifter..and presto!
It then flowered also.. :)
This one has loads of lovely leaf litter as mulch.

If extra water and modest feeding doesn't see an improvement then it could be your water supply...fingers crossed it's not that.
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Avocado Lovers Malaysia says...
Hi everyone.

Greetings from "Avocado Lovers Malaysia" (Facebook group page)

I need some help.

One of my members is growing an Avocado Tree and is facing problems with the plant... Can anyone analyse the cause of the leaf turning yellow and brown? and what solution we should take?

Regards
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Markmelb says...
Hi Avocado Lovers Malaysia -
I myself wouldnt be too concerned about the odd leaf tip yellowing or browning as Avos dont show anything until a few month after a deficiency - sunburn more immediately tho -
Im more concerned about the leaf veins being so yellowish?
Has plant had gypsum - Zinc - or Boron around drip line? If not can do wonders but you wont see effects until next flush of leaves and them hardened off -
PH of 5.5 is what to aim for too - like to hear if youve done any of the Above
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Avocado Lovers Malaysia says...
Hi Markmelb... :)

Thank you very much for your feedback. I will try to apply Gypsum - Zinc as what you recommended.

I have used Epsom salt a few weeks back but I am not sure whether this has caused the leaf turning yellowish
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Markmelb says...
mmmm Epsom Salt may be ok on strawberries but I did that on my lemons too and didnt like it - dont think the Avos do either - hope you didnt put more than a tablespoon on - hopefully rains wash through in your area - I reckon can cause some yellowing veins on leaves - how much did u put on?
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Avocado Lovers Malaysia says...
Hi Mark... According to my friend she added in 3 spoons full... However, you could be right since citrus and Avocado share the same type of fertilizer....
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Markmelb says...
Hi Good to hear back and that you didnt use too much epsom salts - was interested to see your bag of fertiliser as Avos are a bit hungry as are Citrus but never seen an Avo fertiliser here ever - maybe palm food - can you list the NPK ratios and percentages on side of your bag for comparison purposes - Thanks
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Jason says...
Mark this is what I use on my Avocados most of the time, it's just a general fertiliser. In fact I use the same stuff on everything. About 2 kilos per tree. 1kg for smaller trees. Natural pH here is 5.5. 6.0 in the areas that now have leaf litter.

N: 23.8% P: 3.7% K: 13.0% S: 4.1%
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Markmelb says...
Hi jason - Ive use a bit of a mix - Dynamic lifter then have green jacket slow release in mix already have put on Troforte M Fruit and Citrus recently and leaves are growing huge???? as lower sections of trees getting more shade as sun lowers to winter - my huge Fuerte in Richmond thats now about 22 years old has lots of self fertilized Avos this year with really long stems to the fruit - picked a couple to bench ripen last week b4 the locals get to the easy reach ones - lots up high (110mm x 60mm and 209gms) so are already a good size and getting bigger - only had one out of 6 grafts fly away yet - have to get some lessons from you :)
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Jason says...
Wow that's amazing you can pick Fuerte at this time of year. Richmond must be borderline tropical!. I can't pick a Fuerte for another 9 months yet.

Out of interested for those in cooler climate such as Sean. I picked a Gwen the other day and it was ripe, maybe even gone slightly too far. I've been picking Hass for a month? they weren't quite ready then but the last ones that have ripened now are ready. But there are smaller ones on the tree for hanging during Winter. I picked a Reed a while ago and it wasn't ready however they are much bigger now so I've picked another and I think it'll be near perfect. As far as weights go my Hass are pretty small this year (heavy crop) they are 220-250 grams at the moment. The Reed I picked is 430 grams but they will get even bigger than that more towards Winter.

P.S long stems are a good indicator of how much nutrients the trees have in my experience. Longer the better.

I still like Reed the most, tastes the best, good looking tree, sets a sensible amount of fruit. Not too much or too little. It's pretty good :).
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Markmelb says...
Thanks Jason - Im picking say a month or two early as locals around that 8mt x 5mt Fuerte will take the lower ones but higher ones are hard to see - lots more this year than last year - Im glad it hasnt been ripped out - I think they see it as a desirable tree now since I planted in about 1992 and was in a pot for about 6 years before so they can grow away from a big pot planting in the ground :) PS : How long have your Hass been on tree? are they a year old? My Lamb Hass still on the tree are about same size as Fuerte
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Jason says...
Oh yeah the Hass I'm picking now pollinated in November 2012 :). The only time there isn't two separate crops on the tree is between August and November (while it's flowering) so it works very hard. No wonder they like the food.

The "Mexican" types never carry two crops as they are ripe mostly in September from an October set the year before.
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Markmelb says...
LOL - Im starting to see Avocados after all these years as giant Vegetables - and Im still learning
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Avocado Lovers Malaysia says...
Hi Everyone... I'm now in the office.. I'll check and get back to you on the NPK ratio and the contents of what is in the pack... :) If I can recall, I remember this product is made from Australia... but I could be wrong.... :)
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Markmelb says...
Found your Product easy on web

The Espoma Company,

6 Espoma Rd, Millville, New Jersey USA

www.espoma.com

Never seen in Australia - too much other competition here - How much do you pay in Malaysia for 5kg?

PDF http://www.espoma.com/p_consumer/pdf/products/tones/Esp_Citrus.pdf
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joey ho says...
could someone help, leaves on my avocado is turn brown/yellow and it looks like the avo is dying :(, what can i do?
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JohnMc1 says...
Could possibly be just a weak yellow seedling, I get the odd one myself.
Otherwise, are they getting enough natural light? Is the potting mix really well drained? do you water them well? Do you have phytophthora in your area?
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Brendan says...
I suspect a Phosphorus deficiency, leaves curling up and turning brownish (even purple), is the giveaway IMHO.
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Markmelb says...
IMHO - plants been indoors too long and potting mix doesnt look great - can only keep avos inside so long - I suggest start again with some new seeds - I see you have others going - no big loss - if you would like to experiment repot into say Debco camelia potting mix and add say a teaspoon of zinc phosphate and half a handful of gypsum and repost in future
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sternus1 says...
My 2 cents:

There's too much coir in the potting mix, they're not getting enough sun, and half the roots re sitting in water and half are sitting out of it.

Time to repot in standing free draining mix, and put them in dappled light.
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Tatyana says...
Can anyone help me with my tree, I don't know why it's turning brown like this, I planted it a few months back everything was fine until 2 weeks ago, it's been raining at least once a day or every other day but For some reason the trees leaves are still turning brown right now every thing is brown but the stem. Can anyone tell me why my tree is the way it is. O and if this helps I live in Florida so right now it's the rain season
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